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Chiefs vs Brumbies: Super Rugby live scores, blog

7th July, 2018


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Chiefs vs Brumbies

Super Rugby, 7 July, 2018

FMG Stadium Waikato
Fulltime - Chiefs 24, Brumbies 19
Chiefs   Brumbies
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Touch judges: Glen Jackson & Angus Mabey
TMO: Shane McDermot
Where: FMG Stadium, Hamilton
Date: Saturday 7th July 2018
When: Kick off 15:15 AEST
TV: Foxsports
Betting: Chiefs - $1.14, Brumbies - 5.50

15 Solomon Alaimalo
14 Toni Pulu
13 Sean Wainui
12 Charlie Ngatai
11 Shaun Stevenson
10 Damian McKenzie
9 Brad Weber
8 Liam Messam
7 Sam Cane (c)
6 Luke Jacobson
5 Tyler Ardron
4 Michael Allardice
3 Angus Ta’avao
2 Nathan Harris
1 Karl Tu’inukuafe

16 Samisoni Taukei’aho
17 Sam Prattley
18 Jeff Thwaites
19 Jesse Parete
20 Lachlan Boshier
21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
22 Marty McKenzie
23 Johnny Faauli

15 Tom Banks
14 Henry Speight
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Kyle Godwin
11 Andrew Muirhead
10 Christian Lealiifano
9 Joe Powell
8 Isi Naisarani
7 David Pocock
6 Tom Cusack
5 Blake Enever
4 Rory Arnold
3 Allan Alaalatoa
2 Folau Fainga’a
1 Nic Mayhew

16 Connal McInerney
17 Ben Alexander
18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin
19 Richie Arnold
20 Lachlan McCaffrey
21 Matt Lucas
22 Wharenui Hawera
23 Lausii Taliauli

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Glen Jackson, Angus Mabey
TMO: Shane McDermott

Chiefs - WLWLW
Brumbies - WWWLL

Played 24
Chiefs won 10
Brumbies won 13
Drawn 1
Chiefs fans during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Highlanders at FMG Stadium on March 30, 2018 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)
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7th July, 2018

Match result:

The Chiefs have beaten the brave Brumbies 24–19 in Hamilton in a bizarre game that had periods of huge frustration as the error count rose and rose but then periods of incredible excitement as both sides battled hard for the win.

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Final score
Chiefs 24
Brumbies 19

Match preview:

The Chiefs will go head to head with the Brumbies on Saturday afternoon in Hamilton. Both sides have some momentum going into the game and will want to keep that going right for as long as possible. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 3:15pm AEST.

Both sides will be wanting to win this game and know it really matters for them. The Chiefs are sitting in 5th at the moment overall but they’ve got a tough final game of the season against the Canes and the Highlanders are currently just one point behind them.

If they end the season with two losses they could be in real trouble. Yes they are definitely favourites for this match against the Brumbies and considering how well they tore the Highlanders to pieces in Fiji last week, their fans will be expecting not just a win but a statement.

They have talent all over the park and with Damian McKenzie really growing into the #10 role they are a constant threat from anywhere on the field.


The back row of experienced Sam Cane and Liam Messam is formidable and relative new boy Luke Jacobson brings some exciting young talent.

Charlie Ngatai brings so much talent as well to the centres that the Brumbies defence is going to have its hands full all game long trying to contain all the potential threats.

While the Brumbies are definite underdogs in this game they should not be underestimated. It’s so easy to put too much expectation on David Pocock but when you see how quickly he’s slotted back in and regained his place as one of if not the best flanker in the world, it’s totally justified.

With their win against the Canes last week, the Brumbies will know that they can mix it with the best on their day and while far too often this season they have been one dimensional and error prone, confidence can make a whole heap of difference to a team.

They are going to have to play as well if not better than last week to stand a chance against the Chiefs though and players like Isi Naisarani, Christian Lealiifano and especially Joe Powell are all going to have to have their best games of the season.

Momentum is a big thing in sport and the Brumbies definitely have the big mo at the moment. However so do the Chiefs and with them at home as well they are just going to have too much firepower across the park for the Canberra guys.

Chiefs to win by 15 points.

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