Chiefs hold off Hurricanes

Sat, 16 Feb 2013 09:29
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The Chiefs wrapped up their pre-season preparations with a 25-21 win over the Hurricanes in Mangatainoka on Saturday.

The Chiefs wrapped up their pre-season preparations with a 25-21 win over the Hurricanes in Mangatainoka on Saturday.

The Chiefs dominated for the majority of the first half taking a 10-0 lead into the break thanks to tries to scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow from a quick tap and wing Asaeli Tikoirotuma, who crossed the chalk after a pass from Hika Elliot.

After the half-time whistle, Bundee Aki dotted down to give the Chiefs a 17-0 lead which Hurricane winger Julian Savea replied to.

Playing at centre for the Chiefs, Tim Nanai-Williams scored to give the visitors a fifteen point lead.

The Hurricanes lifted their game after some substitutions, with Ardie Savea adding the spark. Savea and Faifili Levave both scored making it 22-21.

A late penalty to Gareth Anscombe sealed the match for the defending Super Rugby Champions who kick off their Super Rugby campaign on Friday against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said: "We are happy with the hit out, we knew it would be a tough game, the Hurricanes have been racking up alot of points - they are stronger on paper than last year.

"Our boys who jumped in at foreign positions like Tim and Gareth did well. It was pretty combative at the breakdown which meant a few penalties and we’ve have got a few things to work on.

"Now with a short turn around we will be focusing on review and recover," he said.

The scorers:

For the Chiefs:
Tries: Kerr-Barlow, Tikoirituma, Aki, Nanai-Williams
Con: Anscombe
Pen: Anscombe

For the Hurricanes:
Tries: Julian Savea, Ardie Savea, Levave
Cons: Barrett, Marshall 2

Chiefs: 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Nick Crosswell, 5 Mike Fitzgerald, 4 Craig Clarke (captain), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements - from:  Mahonri Schwalger, Toby Smith, Romana Graham, Sam Cane, Augustine Pulu, Maritino Nemani, Ross Filipo, Rhys Marshall, Brodie Retallick, Liam Messam, Patrick Osborne,  Ben Tameifuna.

Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Matt Proctor, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Reynold LeeLo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Victor Vito, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements - from: Ash Dixon, Ben May, Reggie Goodes, James Broadhurst, Mark Reddish, Blade Thomson, Ardie Savea, Faifili Levave, Mike Coman, Chris Smylie, James Marshall, Tim Bateman, Ope Peleseuma, Richard Buckman.

Referee: Glen Jackson

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South Africa U20 v France U20 11h30 Tbilisi
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Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 09h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 09h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 11h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 11h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 14h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19
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