Chiefs show their Force against Perth team



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The Chiefs beat the Western Force 26 to 9 to get their first Super 14 win in a match in Perth on Friday night. The Force took the early lead with Cameron Shepherd kicking two early penalties. The Force had their best start yet leading 6-0 for a time, but the Chiefs soon equalised with penalty kicks of their own.

When the Chiefs spread the ball wide Sitiveni Sivivatu scored the first try of the match down the left side to take the score to 11-9.

The Kiwis maintained their strong offensive and defensive pressure to lead 14 to 9 at half time. While the Force’s lineout was strong they kicked away far too much ball.

The Chiefs then ran in a fantastic 80-metre team try in the 53rd minute and converted to put them 12 points ahead of the Force.

Sosene Anesi sent Mils Muliaina in for the Chiefs’ third try to all but dash Force hopes of a win.

The Force had an opportunity for a try in the dying minutes with a powerful run by Scott Staniforth down the right wing, but his pass could have been better and the ball went to ground eventually.

The Chiefs could have beaten the Force by a much larger margin had their kicking been on target. Even changing kicking didnt help.

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