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    Match Report – Chiefs v Brumbies

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    Recap

    The Brumbies came with the upset on Saturday when they beat the high flying Chiefs in their own backyard 26-14.

    The Chiefs was totally outplayed in the first half and was blown away by the Brumbies keeping them scoreless.

    This was a great response for the Brumbies after last weekend loss at home putting them back on track again in the championship as the leading Aussie side.

    The Brumbies was full value for the win and deserve all the praises as they also ended a 13-match loosing streak against New Zealand sides.

    The visitors rushed to a 19-0 lead at the break with brilliant tries by Banks, Keta and Samu in the first forty minutes.

    The defence from the Chiefs was poor to say the least but the great attacking play of the Brumbies saw Banks get over.

     

    This sparked the Brumbies as they started to run the ball more which left the Chiefs with only defending their line.

    The Brumbies with an full attacking mindset created the space for Kata to get over for their second try and extended their lead

    They had one more in them before the break when Samu broke off a huge scrum om the Chiefs line. This left the Chiefs to go into the break shell-shocked not been able to score any points.

    The Brumbies kept the momentum in the second half and it took them not long to break the Chiefs defence again and Samu over for a great solo effort.

    This gave them a 26-0 lead.

    The Chiefs finally were able to put some phases together and responded with their first try and points in the 48th minute when Cruden found a great gab to dive over.

    The Chiefs started to run the ball more and get some continuity in their attacking play. The Brumbies then received a yellow card for Slipper and that helped the Chiefs which saw Lienert-Brown get their second try of the match.

    The final quarter saw the Chiefs trying hard for that comeback but mistakes and great defence from the Brumbies kept them out to secure a great win for the visitors in New Zealand

    Scorers:

    Chiefs – Tries: Aaron Cruden, Anton Lienert-Brown. Conversions: Damian McKenzie (2).

    Brumbies – Tries: Tom Banks, Solomone Kata, Pete Samu (2). Conversions: Noah Lolesio (3).