Brumbies stop Chiefs reign


Brumbies outplayed the Chiefs in the first half to secure another semi final spot with their 32-30 win. 

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Although the Chiefs score first in the game through a penalty it was all Brumbies for the next 35 min of the first half as they ran the Chiefs of their feet.

With direct and straight running the Brumbies took quickly the ascendancy in the game. They were all over the Chiefs in the rucks, scrums and lineouts and quickly took their lead to 22-3 with three brilliant tries.

These tries was score with one man of the field from the Chiefs which game them the advantage with numbers.

The Chiefs manage to score their first try just before halftime to keep in touch as the teams went into the break.

With the Chiefs scoring with a penalty first in the second half one felt that this can be the start of the comeback for them as last year in the final and it proofed to be so.

The Brumbies got three points before they got a yellow card and the Chiefs were able to get 14 points on the board while Henry Speight were in the bin.

The Brumbies score through a lineout drive and took their lead to 32-25.

Just to add spice to the last 5 min the Chiefs turned down a sitter in front of the poles to go for a scrum and Gareth Anscombe scored in the corner and with the TMO looking at it again the Chiefs was within touching distance to snap the win.

It was not to be and the Brumbies held out to take them another week into the Super Rugby as they will face either the Waratahs or the Crusaders next week in the semi’s.


Brumbies – Tries: Nic White, Robbie Coleman, Jesse Mogg, Jarrad Butler . Conversions: Christian Lealiifano(3). Penalties: Lealiifano(2) .

Chiefs – Tries: Bundi Aki, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Tim Nanai-Williams. Conversions: Aaron Cruden(2) . Penalties: Aaron Cruden(2).

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  1. 2 Aussie sides in the Semi’s – how long since that has happened?

    Best thing about the win is that we won’t have to listen to Chiefs supporters bragging about winning the Superugby title three times in a row – or the horrible Americanism of achieving a “3-peat” as was used when the New Zealand Breakers basketball side won their trans – Tasman comp 3 times in a row. basketball side