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Match Preview: Chiefs v Sunwolves


You are going to find a very angry Chiefs side on Saturday morning when they face the Sunwolves at home.

The Chiefs were on the road last week and got one of the worst defeats against the Brumbies which adds to the first week lost against the Hurricanes.

To say they had a terrible start is the understatement of the year and unfortunately the Sunwolves are going tho feel the result this weekend.

You do not find many New Zealand teams losing two weeks in a row and over the last couple of years definitely not the Chiefs.

They will be hurting after the humiliation last week against the Brumbies but we will see them bounce back.

The Sunwolves have never traveled well and against an angry Chiefs side in New Zealand we can expect a very high score.

The Japanese side have two losses as well from two weeks but one can not see them causing an upset in New Zealand against the Chiefs.

They did had a much better game against the Waratahs last week but this week will be another step-up required for them.

Prediction: Chiefs by plenty, anything above 20 points


Chiefs – 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Orbyn Leger, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Mitchell Karpik, 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick (c), 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross.
Replacements: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Sefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Alex Nankivell, 23 Ataata Moeakiola.

Sunwolves – 15 Jason Emery, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Shane Gates, 12 Michael Little, 11 Jamie Henry, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Kaito Shigeno, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Luke Thompson, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Vella, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 Tom Rowe, 20 James Moore, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Phil Burleigh, 23 Rikiya Matsuda.

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