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    Brumbies v Chiefs (Result)



    The Brumbies upset the odds to record a bonus-point 54-17 win over the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday.

    In a result few expected, the Australian outfit put no less than eight tries past their Kiwi opponents, including five in the first half alone to all but kill off the contest inside 40 minutes.

    After an early spell of Chiefs pressure resulted in three-point penalty conversion from Damian McKenzie, the Brumbies soon gained the upper hand as they stunned the Chiefs with three tries in the space of less than 10 minutes.

    There was inconclusive evidence from the TMO to give the home side their first try in the 12th minute, but they would dot down conclusively seconds later after a series of pick-and-gos and a shift to the right resulted in center Tevita Kuridrani crashing over.

    The Chiefs barely had time to collect themselves when flyhalf Christian Lealiifano passed the ball to full-back Thomas Banks, who beat his opposite number for pace on the outside and ran all the way to the tryline for their second.

    And minutes later it was three as Lealiifano sliced through a gap and set up winger Chance Peni with the outside pass to the left.

    The Chiefs hit back with a try of their own courtesy of winger Ataata Moeakiola in the 29th minute thanks to a spell of pressure on the Brumbies goal, but the hosts would hit back with two more tries late in the first half to leave the Chiefs shell-shocked at half-time, 33-10 down.

    Eighth-man Lachlan McCaffrey scored the first, slipping through the defence after a strong Brumbies scrum, and hooker Folau Fainga’a bagged the second on the stroke of half-time from a line-out maul.

    The Chiefs would have had to score first after the break to have any chance of a comeback, but instead it was the Brumbies who picked up their sixth try of the evening in the 52nd minute following a brilliant break by Lealiifano in their own 22 and finished by Peni at the other end of the field.

    The Chiefs managed to hit back with their second try of the evening not long after courtesy of substitute Samisoni Taukei”aho, but it was too little too late.

    Adding insult to injury, there were two more tries for the Brumbies late on, Josh Mann-Rea getting the ball down from the driving maul in the 70th minute before Wharenui Hawera put the cherry on top minutes before the final whistle to cap a wonderful performance for the Brumbies and a miserable day at the office for the Chiefs.

    The scorers:

    Brumbies Brumbies  54  17 Chiefs Chiefs


    Tries:Tevita Kuridrani(78′) Josh Mann-Rea(70′) Chance Peni(52′) Folau Fainga’a(42′) Lachlan McCaffrey(37′) Chance Peni(23′) Thomas Banks(17′) Tevita Kuridrani(13′)

    Penalties: None

    Cons: Wharenui Hawera(79′) Wharenui Hawera(71′) Christian Lealiifano(53′) Christian Lealiifano(37′) Christian Lealiifano(25′) Christian Lealiifano(18′) Christian Lealiifano(15′)


    Tries:Samisoni Taukei’aho(57′) Ataata Moeakiola(29′)

    Penalties: Damian McKenzie(2′)

    Cons: Damian McKenzie(58′) Damian McKenzie(30′)



    Date Time League Season Full Time
    February 23, 2019 10:40 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    GIO Stadium


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    54(33) - 17(10)378771'
        • 52'

          TRY TIME!!! Brumbies!!! What a great try from the Brumbies....this type of play take us back to the Brumbies Golden Years

        • 40'

          Brumbies have been clinical first half performance, dominating the set pieces as well

        • 40'

          TRY TIME!! Brumbies!!! Brumbies drive over after the hooter

        • 36'

          TRY TIME!! Brumbies!!!

        • 29'

          TRY TIME!! Chiefs!!! hitting back with their first try

        • 23'

          TRY TIME!! Brumbies!! just brilliant play from them

        • 20'

          Penalty Chiefs....going for points again...and he miss it

        • 15'

          TRY TIME!! Brumbies !!! Banks over the line what a great try

        • 13'

          TRY TIME!! Brumbies!!!! Tevita Kuridrani the man over

        • 12'

          TMO check TRY from Brumbies!! NO TRY scrum five meters out

        • 4'

          Great breakout from Brumbies out of their own half

        • 2'

          Penalty first up for Chiefs...gong for points...OVER

        • Congrats to Brodie Retallick in his 100th match, what a classy player

        • Time for our third game of the day....

        • Some stats: The Brumbies have suffered four defeats in their last four games against the Chiefs, including a 48-23 hammering the last time they hosted the Chiefs back in 2016. The Brumbies have won just two of their last six games at home (L4), however they did defeat New Zealand opposition on home soil in June last year (24-12 vs Hurricanes), ending a seven-match losing streak against opponents across the Ditch. The Chiefs will be out to avoid a third-straight Super Rugby defeat for the first time since June 2014 after a 2018 quarter final loss and a 2019 Round 1 loss, each to New Zealand opposition. The Chiefs’ Anton Lienert-Brown beat a round high 10 defenders as well as making more offloads (5) than anyone else on the opening weekend. The Brumbies’ Peter Samu made four clean breaks on the opening weekend of Super Rugby 2019, more than any other player in Round 1.