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Chiefs beat Blues in Auckland

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Article Published: Saturday 13 July 2013|

The last four Super Rugby matches between the Blues and the Chiefs have all been won by the Chiefs regardless of the venue

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Chiefs kick off and we are underway.
2.00: Both teams still testing each other out with a couple of early breaks. The Blues win their first line out but they meet a firm Chiefs defence.
3.00: Penalty to the Blues.  Baden Kerr kicks for touch.
4.00: The line out is not straight so the Blues get a free kick and they tap and go.
5.00: Hands in the ruck by the Chiefs so the Blues have a kickable penalty.
6.00: Baden Kerr knocks over the penalty and the Blues lead.
8.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. Aaron Cruden takes the kick and slots it to level the scores.
11.00: There is a quick break in the game as Tim Nanai Williams gets some strapping on his knee. Brodie Retalick also gets some help from the medics.
13.00:The Chiefs start to build some momentum. They get the Blues on the backfoot and they stretch the Blues and Bundee Aki scores in the corner. TRY! The TMO checks and all is fine. He JUST got in the corner.
14.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion from the touchline but misses.
16.00: Francis Saili tries a chip ahead and almost gets away but the Chiefs just manage to thwart the attack.
18.00: Penalty to the Blues. They kick for the corner. The Blues win the line out and get the ball to the 5m line. Weepu almost gets over for the try. The Blues go over the top and concede a penalty.
23.00: The Assistant referee comes in for possible foul play so we have a break to look at the video.  Oh WOW. Kane Barrett made contact with a Chiefs player on his head and is shown a RED CARD. Probably a bit harsh as it looked accidental.
24.00: Despite being a man down the Blues continue to press the Chiefs back but then Angus Ta'avao knocks on.
26.00: The Blues win a free kick from the scrum so Weepu takes it quickly. The Blues get the ball to about 10m out. Ranger is tackled high so the Blues are awarded a penalty. Matt Vant Leven goes off and Sam Cane comes on.
27.00: The Blues take the line out for the penalty, they win the line out and go to the backs. Kerr dabs the ball through and Charles Piutau chases the ball and scores. TRY!
28.00: Baden Kerr takes the conversion and slots it. The Blues lead.
32.00: Matt Vant Leven went off for a concussion test and has now passes that test. He won't be coming back on yet though. Robbie Robinson makes a break down the wing and almost scores but the ball was lost forward in the build up. No try.
35.00:The Chiefs get the ball in a scrum in the Blues 25, they set up the maul and drive over the line. Hika Elliot scores. TRY!
35.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion and misses. The Chiefs lead though.
37.00: Penalty to the Blues. It's kickable and was awarded for not rolling away.
38.00: Baden Kerr slots the penalty and levels the scores.
40.00; Ali Williams makes a break but the Chiefs are awarded a penalty. They take it quickly but eventually it goes into touch. It's half time.
The half time score was Blues 13 Chiefs 13
The Blues kick off and the second half is underway.
43.00: The Blues work the ball into the Chiefs half and the Chiefs fail to roll away so the Blues win a penalty. Baden Kerr takes the penalty kick and slots it. The Blues lead.
44.00: James Parsons comes on for Keven Mealamu. The Blues are going for this.
46.00: Anthony Boric gives the ball away to the Chiefs and Liam Messam races down the wing but Baden Kerr intentionally knocks the ball into touch and is shown a yellow card.
48.00: The Chiefs go for the line out but somehow the Blues get the ball and kick it out.
51.00: The Chiefs put the Blues under real pressure in the Blues 22. They drive over the line and Ben Tameifuna is awarded the TRY! The Chiefs lead. Special mention for a run from Sam Cane which made the try.
52.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion kick and he misses again.
54.00:Asaeli Tikoirotuma comes on for Robbie Robinson. The Blues have the ball and they are playing the game inside the Chiefs half. They kick ahead but the Chiefs can't get to the ball and the Blues are in the Chiefs 22.
58.00: The Blues win a scrum and attack in the Chiefs 22, Ranger passes a long one to the wing but it is intercepted by Aaron Cruden but he doesn't have the legs to go all the way and is caught. The Blues win a penalty and Baden Kerr comes back on so the Blues are back to 14 men.
61.00: Tim Nanai-Williams makes a break but is caught.
62.00: The Blues win a line out but the Chiefs get the ball and  Tikoirotuma just gets pushed into touch.
63.00: Ali Williams loses the ball at the line out and the Chiefs get it and drive over the line. Tameifuna scores the TRY! That's the bonus point TRY.
63.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion kick and again he misses.
65.00: There is chaos as both sides break out, it ends when Liam Messam grabs a lose ball and pounces for the line but his hand is in touch. No try.  
66.00: The Blues lose another line out on the 5m line and the Chiefs drive over the line but this time they are held up.
71.00: The Blues win a line out on their own throw, it's not clean and the Chiefs push them back a little. The Blues kick downfield and the Chiefs take the ball and run it at the Blues.
73.00: The Chiefs are looking to put the match out of reach for the Blues but they just can't finish them off.
74.00: The Chiefs break out again but as they almost get through they knock on. The Blues look dead on their feet but they are just hanging on.
77.00: The match has slowed a little for now. Injuries are taking their toll.
78.00: Andrew Horrell almost scores a try but he is called back as the Blues were in touch.
79.00: The Chiefs win a penalty. Gareth Anscombe takes the kick and slots it. The siren has gone. That's it.
The full time score is Blues 16 (13) Chiefs 26 (13)


Tries - C.Piutau
Pen - B.Kerr 3
Con -B.Kerr
Drop -
Cards - K.Barrett (23rd min Red), B.Kerr (46th min yellow)

Tries - B.Aki, H.Elliot, B.Tameifuna 2
Pen - A.Cruden. G.Anscombe
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1:Jonathon White
Assistant Ref 2:Garratt Williamson
TMO : Glenn Newman



15. Charles Piutau,14. Frank Halai,13. Rene Ranger,12. Francis Saili,11. Lolagi Visinia,10. Baden Kerr,9. Piri Weepu,8. Peter Saili / Brendon O'Connor,7. Luke Braid,6. Kane Barrett,5. Ali Williams,4. Anthony Boric,3. Angus Ta'avao,2. Keven Mealamu,1. Sam Prattley,

Replacements : 16. James Parsons,17. Ofa Tu'ungafasi,18. Liaki Moli,19. Brendon O'Connor / Sean Polwart,20. Jamison Gibson-Park,21. Jackson Willison,22. Marty McKenzie


1.Toby Smith , 2.Hika Elliot , 3.Ben Tameifuna , 4.Craig Clarke (c) , 5.Brodie Retallick , 6.Liam Messam , 7.Tanerau Latimer , 8.Matt Vant Leven , 9.Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10.Aaron Cruden , 11.Robbie Robinson , 12.Bundee Aki , 13.Tim Nanai-Williams , 14.Lelia Masaga , 15.Andrew Horrell

Replacements : 16.Mahonri Schwalger , 17.Pauliasi Manu , 18.Michael Fitzgerald , 19.Sam Cane , 20.Augustine Pulu , 21.Gareth Anscombe , 22.Asaeli Tikoirotuma

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