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Chiefs beat Lions in Hamilton

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Article Published: Friday 2 May 2014|

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Chiefs and the Lions the Chiefs have won four and the Lions have won one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Chiefs kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Lions kick the ball out after the restart. The ball hits the cameraman but still goes out. The Chiefs win the line out but concede a penalty so the Lions have a penalty.

2.00: The Lions kick for touch and set up the line out. They win the line out and use the maul. Faf de Klerk peals off the maul but is pushed into touch.

3.00: The Chiefs win a free kick after the line out. They kick upfield, The Lions try to run the ball out but their passing is loose and the ball is intercepted and the Chiefs strike in the corner. Lionel Mapoe saves the try though with a big tackle.

5.00: The Chiefs are playing the game in the Lions 22. They do however concede a penalty so the Lions kick for touch.

6.00: The Lions shown that they have come to play. Mapoe has a run and chips ahead. Deon Van Rensburg chips it further ahead and the Chiefs have to get back and dot the ball down for a 5m scrum.

7.00: The Lions win a penalty from the scrum. Elton Jantjies will kick for posts.

8.00: Jantjies slots the penalty and the Lions lead.

12.00: The Chiefs are making some breaks in attack but the Lions keep scrambling in defence.

13.00: Chrysander Botha takes a knock in a tackle and goes down. He has to come off for a concussion test so Marnitz Boshoff comes on. The Lions have a penalty and even though Boshoff is on Jantjies takes the shot.

14.00: Jantjies takes the kick but misses.

15.00: News comes from the sidelines that Botha has failed the concussion test so Boshoff will stay on. The Lions win a scrum and kick ahead but the Chiefs get a boot to the ball and it goes out.

19.00: The Chiefs kick the ball through the Lions and Jantjies goes for the ball, drops it and knocks it back and then gets pushed into touch.

20.00: The Chiefs win the line out and attack in the Lions 22. It's slow as the Lions defence is solid.

22.00: The Chiefs go through 12 phases and get to the 5m line. They pass the ball back to Gareth Anscombe who powers over. TRY!

23.00: Anscombe slots the conversion and the Chiefs lead.

25.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. Anscombe takes the kick but misses from in front.

29.00: The Chiefs get the ball just outside the Lions 22 from a ruck, Kerr-Barlow passes to Nathan Harris outside the Lions 22 and races for the line to score a great TRY. However the try is disallowed as there was obstruction. Penalty Lions.

30.00: The Lions kick for touch and the line out.

31.00: After a phase of play for the Lions the Chiefs have a line out but it's not straight. We go to a scrum.

33.00: The Chiefs are caught offside at the scrum so Jantjies kicks for touch.

34.00: The Chiefs try to attack from their half but they knock on. We go back for a scrum.

37.00: The Lions kick for touch which gives the Chiefs the line out. The Chiefs run hard at the Lions. Charlie Ngatai makes a big break and passes around a Lions player. The Chiefs pick up the ball and Tanerau Latimer scores. Or does he ? We go to the TMO. The TRY is awarded.

38.00: Anscombe misses the conversion.

39.00:The Chiefs go on the attack again in the Lions 22. They get to the 5m line and the ball pops out and Ngatai chases and pounces to score. We go to the TMO again to check. The TRY is awarded.

40.00: Anscombe slots the conversion.

It's half time.

The half time score is Chiefs 19 Lions 3

The Lions kick off and we are underway for the second half.

42.00: The Chiefs have the ball and drive over the Lions 22m line. They send wave after wave of attack through but are held out. Tim Nanai-Williams comes close.

43.00: The Chiefs continue to bash away at the Lions tryline and then Pauliasi Manu goes over for the BONUS point TRY!

44.00: Anscombe slots the conversion.

47.00: The Lions get the ball into the Chiefs 22. After a scrum they spread the ball wide, Jantjies sucks in a defender and passes to Courtnall Skosan who races in for the Lions first TRY !

48.00:Elton Jantjies takes the conversion kick from the touchline and misses.

52.00: Anscombe sets up a line out inside the Lions 22 with a penalty. The Chiefs win the line out and try to drive for the line. The maul goes to ground so the Chiefs go wide. The whistle goes for a penalty so Anscombe kicks for the corner again.

53.00: The Chiefs win the line out again but the Lions defend well and when the ball goes dead the Lions get the put in.

56.00: The Lions line out throw is not straight so the Chiefs have a scrum on the half way line.

60.00: Penalty to the Lions for not rolling away. Jantjies kicks for touch. The Lions win the line out and drive the maul on the Chiefs 22.

61.00: The Lions win another penalty so they kick for the corner.

62.00: The Lions win the line out and drive to the line. Jacques van Rooyen gets close but Bundee Aki stops him short. The Lions do however get a 5m scrum.

64.00: The Chiefs defend the scrum and when the Lions go across the face of the posts the Chiefs win a penalty. They kick for touch.

68.00: The Lions are by no means giving up. They continue to attack but the Chiefs are holding them. The game is mainly being played in the middle.

71.00: The Chiefs break through the Lions defence with a chip ahead. Bundee Aki chases, pounces on the ball and scores. TRY! The TMO checks and its all good.

73.00: Andrew Horrell misses the conversion.

73.00: The Lions restart does not go 10 so we have a scrum on the half way line.

The Chiefs bash away at the Lions defence and after several breaks Tim Nanai-Williams scores the sixth Chiefs TRY!

76.00: Horrell adds the conversion.

80.01: The siren sounds and the Chiefs win.

The full time score  is Chiefs 38 (19) Lions 8 (3)


Tries - G.Anscombe, T.Latimer, C.Ngatai, P. Manu, B.Aki, T.Nanai-Williams
Pen -
Con - G.Anscombe 3, A.Horrell
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - C. Skosan
Pen - E.Jantjies
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
: Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: Mike Lash
TMO: Ben Skeen



1. Pauliasi Manu ,2. Nathan Harris ,3. Josh Hohneck ,4. Ross Filipo ,5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Tanerau Latimer ,7. Sam Cane ,8. Liam Messam (c) ,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow ,10. Gareth Anscombe,11. James Lowe ,12. Tom Marshall ,13. Charlie Ngatai ,14. Dwayne Sweeney ,15. Tim Nanai-Williams

Replacements : 16. Mahonri Schwalger ,17. Jamie Mackintosh ,18. Ben Tameifuna ,19. Matt Symons ,20. Mike Fitzgerald ,21. Brad Weber ,22. Bundee Aki ,23. Andrew Horrell


15. Chrysander Botha ,14. Deon van Rensburg ,13. Lionel Mapoe,12. Stefan Watermeyer,11. Courtnall Skosan ,10. Elton Jantjies,9. Faf de Klerk ,8. Warren Whiteley (c),7. Derick Minnie ,6. Jaco Kriel,5. Franco Mostert ,4. Martin Muller,3. Julian Redelinghuys,2. Robbie Coetzee,1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe,17. Jacques van Rooyen ,18. Ruan Dreyer,19. MB Lusaseni ,20. Willie Britz,21. Ross Cronje,22. Marnitz Boshoff,23. JW Jonker

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