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Chiefs v Hurricanes Super Rugby Preview

TJ Perenara looks to get away from the Chiefs defence

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Article Published: Thursday 3 July 2014|

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Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes the current champion Chiefs have won three and lost two.

Overall the Chiefs have played the Hurricanes 23 times and they have won ten matches and lost 12. There was one draw between the teams in 2011.

That gives the Chiefs a record of winning 44% of their matches against the Hurricanes at all venues.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Hurricanes is : Chiefs 23 Hurricanes 24

This weekend the Chiefs will have home advantage as the match will be played in Hamilton where the two teams have met 11 times.

In those 10 matches the Chiefs have won 5, lost 4 and drawn one. There was an 11th home match for the Chiefs which was held in Rotorua in 1996 and that match was won by the Chiefs.

Overall then the Chiefs have won Chiefs have won 5, lost 4 and drawn one at home which gives them a record of winning 55% of their home matches against the Wellington based Hurricanes.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Hurricanes at home is : Chiefs 24 Hurricanes 19.

In terms of form the Chiefs have played 14 matches this season and won just six. They have drawn two matches and lost six. They have played 7 matches at home and won 5. That gives them a record of winning 71% of their home matches in 2014.

The worrying stat for the Chiefs is that they have lost their last three matches.

The Hurricanes on the other hand have played 15 matches (this week is their final regular season match) and they have won eight matches and lost seven. They have played 7 away matches and they have won just two which gives them a record of winning 29% of their away matches.

The Chiefs and Hurricanes met earlier in the season and the Hurricanes won 45-8 in Wellington.

The Hurricanes are still in the play off places and they are sitting in fifth place while the Chiefs are last in the NZ conference and in 9th place overall. This is both teams last chance. Lose and you are out.

It is not ideal that the Hurricanes have injury worries over their hookers but it doesn't come at too bad of a time for them as the Chiefs line out has struggled all season.

The Bookies have given the Hurricanes a 3 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet. We expect this match to have massive intensity but in the end home advantage should JUST edge it. The Chiefs should win by 1.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2/HD on the Red Button.

Average score: Chiefs 23 Hurricanes 24

Last five results
24 May 2014 Chiefs v Hurricanes 8-45 Wellington
28 Jun 2013 Chiefs v Hurricanes 34-22 Hamilton
17 May 2013 Chiefs v Hurricanes 17-12 Wellington
13 Jul 2012 Chiefs v Hurricanes 25-28 Wellington
28 Apr 2012 Chiefs v Hurricanes 33-14 Hamilton

Chiefs overall record against the Hurricanes
Played 23, Wins 10 , Losses 12, Draws 1

Match No. 107: Chiefs v Hurricanes
Date :Friday 4 July
Venue : Waikato Stadium
Kick Off local:19:35
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: Brendan Pickerill
TMO:Glenn Newman

Teams

Chiefs

1. Jamie Mackintosh,2. Mahonri Schwalger,3. Ben Tameifuna,4. Mike Fitzgerald,5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam ,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Liam Squire ,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow ,10. Aaron Cruden (c),11. James Lowe ,12. Charlie Ngatai,13. Tim Nanai-Williams ,14. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,15. Tom Marshall

Replacements : 16. Rhys Marshall,17. Pauliasi Manu ,18. Nick Barrett ,19. Matt Symons ,20. Tevita Koloamatangi ,21. Agustine Pulu ,22. Gareth Anscombe,23. Bundee Aki

Hurricanes

1. Ben Franks,2. TBC,3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,4. Jeremy Thrush (c),5. Blade Thomson,6. Jack Lam,7. Ardie Savea,8. Brad Shields,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Hadleigh Parkes,13. Tim Bateman,14. Cory Jane,15. Matt Proctor

Replacements : 16. TBC,17. Chris Eves,18. Reggie Goodes,19. James Broadhurst,20. Adam Hill,21. Chris Smylie,22. Cardiff Vaega,23. James Marshall

 
 
 
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