Chiefs hammer Brumbies in Six try rout


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The Chiefs broke into the top four of the Super 14 on friday after they hammered the Brumbies in Canberra by 28 points to 42.

From the seventh minute it was clear the Brumbies were going to have a tough time as Sitiveni Sivivatu blasted through the Brumbies defence to score the first of six tries.

Stephen Donald scored two tries and converted all six of the Chiefs tries in an excellent personal performance.

Winger Sitiveni Sivivatu and center Callum Bruce scored early tries to ruin Stirling Mortlock’s 100th game for the Brumbies.

The Chiefs scored their fourth try – giving them a bonus point – in the 33rd minute when Stephen Donald crossed for the second time as the visitors led 28-7 at halftime.

Sivivatu regathered his own kick in the seventh minute to open the scoring before he steamed onto a short ball from halfback Brendon Leonard five minutes later – after a Chiefs lineout win 40 meters from the Brumbies line – and put Bruce over.

The Brumbies briefly came into the contest when George Smith stepped through some flimsy Chiefs defense to set up a try for his brother Tyrone Smith, in the 18th minute. Mortlock’s conversion, in his comeback game from a shoulder injury, closed the deficit to seven points.

But two solo efforts from Donald in the 25th and 33rd minutes put the Chiefs firmly back in control.

The visitors’ only concern at halftime was a leg injury to Mils Muliaina that ended the Chiefs captain’s game in the 20th minute.

The Chiefs went up 35-7 in the 45th minute before the Brumbies responded with two tries to narrow the deficit to 35-21 with 15 minutes left.

The Chiefs scored again on a turnover and later added a sixth try to post their fifth win in eight matches and third in a row.

The Brumbies, who had a bye last weekend and picked up a bonus point for scoring four tries, including two by Josh Holmes, dropped to 3-4.

“To come over here and defend like we did, I’m pretty proud of them,” said Chiefs coach Ian Foster.

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher was disappointed in his team’s turnovers.

“If you turn over the ball, it doesn’t matter where it is on the park, it creates pressure,” Ficher said.


Full time score Brumbies 28 Chiefs 42





Tries – Tyrone Smith ,Josh Holmes (2) ,Peter Playford

Pen –

Con – Stirling Mortlock (3)




Tries – Sivivatu, Bruce, Donald (2), Waqaseduadua, Nutbrown

Pen –

Con – Stephen Donald (6)

Cards – Callum Bruce , Faifili Levave(yellow)


Venue :Canberra Stadium, Canberra
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Assistant Referees : Marius Jonker (South Africa), Nathan Pearce (Australia)
TV Match Official : George Ayoub (Australia)
Reviewer/Perf. Auditor : Brendan McCormick (Australia)




15-1: Nic Henderson, John Ulugia , Guy Shepherdson ,Alister Campbell ,Mark Chisholm ,Mitchell Chapman , George Smith ,Stephen -Hoiles , Patrick Phibbs , Christian Lealiifano , Francis Fainifo , Tyrone Smith , Stirling Mortlock (c) , Peter Playford , Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Reserves:Saia Faingaa ,Salesi Ma’afu ,Peter Kimlin , Julian Salvi , Joshua Holmes , Matt Toomua , Sanualio Afeaki.


1. Simms Davison,2. Tom Willis ,3. Ben Castle,4. Toby Lynn,5. Kevin O’Neill,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Sione Lauaki,9. Brendon Leonard,10. Stephen Donald,11. Sitiveni Sivivatu,12. Callum Bruce,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga,15. Mils Muliaina (captain)

Reserves:16. Aled de Malmanche,17. Ben May,18. Jay Williams,19. Faifili Levave,20. Jamie Nutbrown,21. Dwayne Sweeney,22. Viliame Waqaseduadua.

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