The last two Super Rugby matches between the Reds and the Chiefs two teams have both been played in Hamilton and both have been won by the Reds.
We are waiting for the kick off.
The Chiefs kick off and we are underway.
1.00: Chiefs putting the Reds under a lot of early pressure in the Reds half.
3.00: After holding of the Chiefs the Reds get the ball just inside their half. The Chiefs turn the ball over and Messam passes the ball and Harris intercepts, he passes to Dom Shipperley who scores the first TRY!
4.00: Mike Harris takes the conversion kick but misses.
6.00: The Reds showing already that they want to run the ball. They attack down the wing but knock on. Chiefs look solid but the Reds look dangerous.
8.00: Free kick to the Reds from a scrum. They call for another scrum.
10.00: Chiefs get some attacking ball and break the line, Leonard is however caught and he concedes a penalty so the Reds clear.
11.00: Reds edging forward by going through the phases. On the 19th phase they spread the ball wide to the backs but Shipperley drops the ball as the pass was high.
13.00: The Chiefs breakout on the wing but Cruden's pass goes forward and then goes astray.
14.00: Reds concede a penalty at the scrum os the Chiefs will kick for posts.
15.00: Cruden takes the shot at the posts. He nails it and the Chiefs are on the board.
18.00: Penalty from the scrum for the Reds near the half way line. Harris will kick.
19.00: Harris takes the kick from about 42m out. He nails this one.
22.00: The Chiefs line out is judged to be not straight so we have a Reds scrum almost on the half way line.
24.00: Brendon Leonard almost gets an intercept pass but knocks on instead. Reds scrum.
25.00: Free kick for the Reds from the scrum. They kick for touch. They win the line out but as they get the ball to the backs the Chiefs get a toe to the ball kick downfield.
26.00: Chiefs put the Red under plenty of pressure on the Reds line but the Reds get the ball and clear.
28.00: Chiefs territory in opposition half at 73%.
29.00: Kahui breaks thrrough the Reds line but he can't get the ball away. The Chiefs recycle and pass the ball down the line. The Reds get stretched and Cruden pops the ball up for Sonny Bill Williams who goes in under the posts untouched. TRY!
31.00: Cruden adds the conversion.
33.00: Almost from the restart the Chiefs run the ball they go through the hands and down the line, Masaga breaks free and passes to Liam Messam who scores. TRY!
34.00: Cruden takes the conversion and nails it.
36.00: Chiefs have the ball again and are attacking in the Reds half. They almost get through again but the ball goes out. Kahui goes down and gets some attention so the game is held up.
37.00: Kahui comes off holding his left forearm. It looks bad and his season may be over. Jackson Willison comes on.
38.00: The Chiefs are on attack again and they drive for the corner. Arizona Taumalolo is the try scorer confirmed by the TMO. Three tries already.
38.00: Cruden takes the conversion and just misses.
39.00: Penalty to the Reds (obstruction). Instead of going to posts they choose the line out. They win the line out and then another penalty. Horwill quick taps and runs the ball. 5m out. Then 1 m out.
41.00: Reds go through the phases and then pass the ball out to the backs and Ben Lucas dives over and scores. TRY!
42.00: Mike Harris takes the conversion almost from the line and nails it.
It's half time. The Reds missed 20 tackles in the first half. The Chiefs missed 7.
The half time score was Reds 15 Chiefs 22
The second half is underway.
41.00: The Reds start well and work the ball straight away to the Chiefs line. Higginbotham drives over and scores. TRY!
42.00: Harris takes the conversion and nails it. The Reds have effectively scored two tries in two minutes.
44.00: News from the sideline is that Richard Kahui has dislocated his shoulder. Ouch. Greg Holmes comes on for Ben Daley.
45.00: Chiefs have the ball and are going through the phases on the half way line.
47.00: Wow. Genia is back. Brilliant individual try. Genia makes a break from the back of a scrum inside the Reds half, he outpaces everyone (incl. Masaga) and dives over to score. TRY! Bonus point try. Try was similar to the one he scored in last year's final.
48.00: Mike Harris takes the conversion and nails it.
49.00: Beau Robinson on for Jake Shatz. The Chiefs make a hash of the restart. The Reds end up with a line out.
50.00: Reds win the line out and Saia Faingaa scores. TRY!!
52.00: Harris takes the conversion from the touchline and nails it. 47 points have been scored in the last 21 minutes.
54.00: The Chiefs have a line out in the Reds half but they go long and miss the ball. It's just not happening for the Chiefs. The Reds kick deep.
56.00: The Chiefs kick ahead and there is a race for the ball between Masaga and Ioane. Ioane wins but concedes a penalty. Chiefs kick for touch.
58.00: Chiefs in full swing on attack in the Reds 25. They go through the phases but the Reds hang on. They go wide and Asaeli Tikoirotuma scores. TRY! Bonus point try for the Chiefs.
59.00: Cruden misses the conversion from outwide.
62.00: The Reds win a scrum. Digby Ioane breaks and makes huge ground, his pass is however awful and the ball goes to ground (backwards) the Reds recycle and continue to attack. They get to the 5m line and keep up the momentum.
63.00: The Reds hit a wall so they pass back to Harris who nails a drop goal.
64.00: Luke Morahan lifts SBW in a tackle but all the officials miss the chance to get the number of the player. They give the Reds a warning for the tackle saying it should have been a yellow but in the confusion Joncker forgets to issue a white card.
67.00: Chiefs getting good attacking ball. They get into the Reds half but the home side hang on. James Horwill comes off for the Reds.
69.00: The Chiefs replace Lelia Masaga as we hear the crowd is 36479 strong.
71.00: The Chiefs attack and they get the overlap and Robbie Robinson is open in the corner but somehow Luke Morahan gets to him and shoves him into touch.
73.00: It's all very loose in the centre of the field. The Reds are throwing the ball about but after 6 phases they win a penalty and will kick for posts.
75.00: Mike Harris takes his time with the kick. He nails it.
77.00: The Reds kick ahead and chase, Cruden wins and the Chiefs recycle. They have numbers on attack but somehow again Morahan saves the day with a tackle on Taumalolo.
79.00: The Reds are desperately defending.
80.00: The Reds win a line out and Genia kicks in into touch. The Reds win.
The full time score is Reds 42 (15) Chiefs 27 (22)
Tries - D Shipperley, B Lucas, S Higginbotham, W Genia, S. Faingaa
Pen - M Harris 2
Con - M Harris 4
Drop - M Harris
Tries - SB Williams, L Messam, A Taumalolo,A. Tikoirotuma
Pen - A Cruden
Con - A Cruden 2
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 2:Simon Moore
TMO : Steve Leszczynski
1. Ben Daley,2. James Hanson,3. James Slipper,4. Rob Simmons,5. James Horwill (c),6. Jake Schatz,7. Liam Gill,8. Scott Higginbotham,9. Will Genia,10. Ben Lucas,11. Digby Ioane,12. Mike Harris,13. Anthony Faingaa,14. Dom Shipperley,15. Luke Morahan
Replacements :16. Saia Faingaa,17. Greg Holmes,18. Adam Wallace-Harrison,19. Eddie Quirk,20. Beau Robinson,21. Nick Frisby,22. Rod Davies
1. Arizona Taumalolo,2. Mahonri Schwalger,3. Ben Tameifuna,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Alex Bradley,9. Brendon Leonard,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga,15. Andrew Horrell
Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot,17. Toby Smith,18. Kane Thompson,19. Sam Cane,20. Augustine Pulu,21. Jackson Willison,22. Robbie Robinson