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Chiefs vs Western Force: Super Rugby Pacific live scores

21st May, 2022
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Chiefs

54

Match Complete

Western Force

21

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Chiefs

54

Match Complete

Western Force

21

B. Gatland76
S. Taukei'aho75
73M. McDonald
72M. McDonald
B. Gatland66
S. Taukei'aho65
62J. McIntyre
60J. Thrush
B. Gatland58
T. Vaa'i56
K. Trask48
B. Gatland46
Q. Tupaea45
33I. Prior
31T. Pulu
B. Gatland30
Q. Tupaea29
B. Gatland24
A. Ross24
K. Trask12
Q. Tupaea10

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Tries
3
7
Conversions
3
0
Penalty Goals
0
0
Field Goals
0

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With just two rounds to play in the Super Rugby Pacific regular season every point matters and the Chiefs will know that they need a win over the Western Force at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton will go a long to secure a position in the finals. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:35pm AEST.

Finals rugby is not on the horizon for the Force but with three games in 10 days they do have a chance to finish the season on a positive note if they can pick up three wins. This is arguably the hardest of the three matches and head coach Tim Sampson has made five changes.

Toni Pulu – a former Chiefs player – is back from injury and his fellow former Waikato brother – Richard Kahui – was successful in challenging his red card at the judiciary and so is available to play and is selected to come off the bench.

Force Academy player, Jackson Pugh, will make his first Super Rugby start at number eight and Jake McIntyre will be the run on fly half in a side that has battled proudly all season long but has just failed to execute in crucial moments.

The Chiefs hold a slender lead over a chasing pack that includes the likes of the Hurricanes and the Waratahs and a win today will be an important step towards locking down that fourth spot at the end of the regular season. Hard working flanker Pita Gus Sowakula will celebrate his 50th cap for the Chiefs and with Sam Cane and Luke Jacobson alongside him, the Chiefs have one of the best back rows in club rugby.

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Bryn Gatland will play at fly half where he’s been having one of his better seasons and with talent like Chase Tiatia, Quinn Tupaea and Kaleb Trask around him, the Force defence will have to be very well organised.

Game Information

Venue: FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Kick-off: 2:35pm (AEST)
Live stream: Stan Sport
Betting: Chiefs $1.02, Force $11.00 – odds via PlayUp

Chiefs (1-15): Aidan Ross, Bradley Slater, Angus Ta’avao, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa’i, Pita Gus Sowakula, Sam Cane (co-c), Luke Jacobson, Brad Weber (co-c), Bryn Gatland, Chase Tiatia, Quinn Tupaea, Rameka Pohipi, Emoni Narawa, Kaleb Trask.

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Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Josh Bartlett, George Dyer, Samipeni Finau, Mitch Brown, Kaylum Boshier, Xavier Roe.

Force (1-15): Tom Robertson, Feleti Kaitu’u (c), Santiago Medrano, Ryan McCauley, Izack Rodda, Fergus Lee-Warner, Tim Anstee, Jackson Pugh, Ian Prior, Jake McIntyre, Toni Pulu, Reesjan Pasitoa, Kyle Godwin, Byron Ralston, Jake Strachan.

Reserves: Andrew Ready, Angus Wagner, Bo Abra, Jeremy Thrush, Will Sankey, Michael McDonald, Richard Kahui, Brad Lacey.

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