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    Chiefs vs Bulls

    Super Rugby, 16 March, 2018

    FMG Stadium Waikato
    Fulltime - Chiefs 41, Bulls 28
    Chiefs   Bulls
    41 FINAL SCORE 28
    6 TRIES 4
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Shuhei Kubo
    Touch judges: Michael Fraser & Richard Kelly
    TMO: Shane McDermot

    The Chiefs are fresh off a bye, and will be looking to hand the Bulls a second straight loss after their defeat to the Queensland Reds last start. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match starting from 5:35pm AEDT.

    Round 5 kicks off with the rested Chiefs tackling the battered and bruised Bulls outfit that will be desperate for redemption after their last start performance.

    Brad Thorns’ Reds defeated the Bulls thanks to their superior set piece and immense defensive tenacity last week – and that’s something that Bulls coach John Mitchell will need to sort out, and sort out quickly, if they’re to push the Chiefs away from home tonight.

    In team news for the Bulls, skipper Burger Odendaal returns at inside centre, whilst Divan Rossouw assumes his position on the left wing. No.8 Nic De Jager is injured, which sees Hanro Liebenberg pack down at the back of the scrum.

    On the other side of the coin, the Chiefs will be looking to continue their good recent form, their 27-21 win over the Blues in round three was impressive.

    Angus Ta’avao starts in the front row, whilst Damian McKenzie and Tiaan Falcon swap the 10 and 15 jerseys, with McKenzie taking up his place fullback. Liam Messam plays No.8, and Lachlan Boshier shifts to blindside flanker.

    History is a good indicator of the future. The Bulls haven’t won in NZ for five years, and they don’t have the attacking weapons to deal with the Chiefs firepower – particularly out wide. I think it’ll be closer than many predict, but expect the Chiefs to win their second on the trot tonight.

    Chiefs by 12

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    • 8:37pm
      riddler said | 8:37pm | ! Report

      fionn on a complete side note..

      watch an amazon prime series called ‘all or nothing’

      it is about the arizona cardinals 2015 season..

      8 episodes.. surprisingly enjoyable and interesting..

      if you do watch it.. would like to get your take-aways from it..

      sorry.. anyone else if they are interested.. not just fionn, all i would welcome some views/input..

      • 8:49pm
        Fionn said | 8:49pm | ! Report

        Cheers mate, I’ll try and check it out 🙂

        Going to watch the 6N this weekend?

        • 8:54pm
          riddler said | 8:54pm | ! Report

          i will indeedy, can’t wait… it always goes far too quickly these 2 months.. love the 6 nations..

          i think the english will do a number on the paddies though would be great for them to get only their 3rd slam.. france will revert to type.. and the jocks will be too strong..

          but i am pants.. had 6 bets at the start of the comp.. 5 were out of the money after the first weekend.. i am crap!!

          • 9:11pm
            Fionn said | 9:11pm | ! Report

            Hahaha, I’m lucky I don’t bet on rugby the way I always tip the Brumbies…

            • 9:19pm
              riddler said | 9:19pm | ! Report

              mate you have to support your team, even if your head knows that it is a fool’s errand..

    • 8:35pm
      Harry said | 8:35pm | ! Report

      Great game but Bulls very hard done by from the refs.

    • 8:29pm
      Faith said | 8:29pm | ! Report

      I said that this will be a tight game. NZ teams stay warned about an S.A Kiwi coached team – Mitch knows how to play against YOU. That could have easily been a 2nd scalp by the Bulls over an NZ team. A yellow card in the first half to the Chiefs and that’s all she wrote. Watch this space – Bulls will probably beat another NZ team at home. And I think that they will really grow into the comp. They need to build theit fitness. Next up for the Bulls – the injury-depleted Saders …

      • 8:32pm
        Taylorman said | 8:32pm | ! Report

        Agree, they were fun to watch too, some top notch tries out wide.

    • 8:12pm
      Lara said | 8:12pm | ! Report

      Cracker game. Bulls deserves points , Chiefs can count themselves lucky.

    • 8:09pm
      Thedarknessfan said | 8:09pm | ! Report

      Rugby is a 80 minute game.

      The first 60 minutes is a kiwi ploy to keep people watching rugby.The last 20 minutes is the natural order of things being restored.

      Passion only gets you half a game., makes for interesting commentry though.

    • 7:44pm
      Cal said | 7:44pm | ! Report

      Chiefs lucky with the obstruction call and bulls lucky with the yellow…easy red these days.
      Geez Retallick is such a machine.
      Good on you bulls..deserved to be closer with that effort

      • 8:18pm
        Lara said | 8:18pm | ! Report

        That was headhunting ,right up there with Kefu head shots.

    • 7:35pm
      Lano said | 7:35pm | ! Report

      This game is the reason we watch rugby.

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