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Chiefs vs Bulls: Super Rugby live scores, blog

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1st April, 2017

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Chiefs vs Bulls

Super Rugby, 1 April, 2017

FMG Stadium Waikato
Fulltime - Chiefs 28, Bulls 12
Chiefs   Bulls
28 FINAL SCORE 12
3 TRIES 0
2 CONVERSION KICKS 0
3 PENALTY GOALS 4
0 DROP GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Nick Briant
Touch judges: Paul Williams & Cam Stone
TMO: Ben Skeen
Kickoff: 5:35pm (AEDT)
Venue: FMG Stadium, Waikato
Referee: Nick Briant
Betting: Chiefs $1.07, Bulls $7.50

Chiefs
15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
Substitutes: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Kane Hames, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Solomon Alaimalo

Bulls
15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Nick de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman
Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Warrick Gelant
The undefeated Chiefs take on the Bulls. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
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Match result:

The Chiefs came away with a 16-point win over the Bulls at FMG Stadium in Waikato on Saturday.

Final score
Chiefs 28
Bulls 12

Match preview:

This Round 6 match from New Zealand sees the Bulls travelling to Waikato to play the Chiefs. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEDT) for all the action.

The Chiefs are coming off the bye, refreshed and still unbeaten, while the Bulls have had a tough start to their season, registering only one win, and suffered a loss to the Blues last round in their first match outside South Africa.

The Chiefs are early favourites to win the competition, playing with great confidence, primarily on the back of their tight five and in particular their second row of Brodie Retallick and Dominic Bird, who have been in dominant form.

The Bulls however are a dangerous side and boast a decent tight five themselves, with several internationals. If they can find some cohesion, the backline will present a significant threat.

There are plenty of individual match ups to keep an eye on tonight, such as the clash at centre between Anto Lienart-Brown and Jan Serfontein.

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But none are more important than in the halves, with both sides boasting international pairings, Rudy Paige and Handre Pollard for the Bulls, and Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Aaron Cruden for the Chiefs. Their performances will be a deciding element in this match.

Another to watch will be at lock, with Retallick up against fellow international Lodewyk De Jager. The lineouts will be an intriguing aspect of this encounter and those two will be at the fore.

Prediction
Playing at home and judging the sides’ form, it is difficult not to see a comfortable Chiefs victory.

Chiefs by 18.

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