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Reds: 15 Duncan Paia?aua, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Samu Kerevi (c), 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Lukhan Tui, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sef Fa?agase Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Leroy Houston, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Chris Kuridrani
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Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Kane Hames Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Siegfried Fisi?ihoi, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Liam Messam, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Sam McNicol, 23 Shaun Stevenson
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Reds head coach Nick Stiles has named a largely unchanged side for the clash with the Chiefs in New Plymouth. Stiles has gone for the same forward pack and has made minor changes to the backs from the 29-26 defeat to the Waratahs last weekend. A knee injury to Karmichael Hunt has forced a shuffle, with captain Samu Kerevi shifting to 12, Campbell Magnay brought in at 13 and Duncan Paia?aua shifted to full-back.
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All Black Charlie Ngatai makes his return to Super Rugby this weekend, starting at inside centre, with fellow All Black, hooker Nathan Harris, also returning after being named in the reserves. There are eight changes to the starting side that defeated the Sunwolves 27-20 to record their eighth win of the season last Saturday. In the forwards, Brodie Retallick returns to the side as the sole change to the tight five. There?s a reshuffle in the loose forwards with co-captain Sam Cane moving from number eight to openside flanker. Mitchell Brown is promoted from the bench to start at blindside flank, and Michael Leitch returns to the 23 to start at number eight. Tawera Kerr-Barlow returns to re-establish his partnership with co-captain Aaron Cruden in shirts nine and 10 respectively. Ngatai links up with Anton Lienert-Brown to form a formidable centre combination, with James Lowe, Toni Pulu and Damian McKenzie completing the home side?s backline.
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Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Reds at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth. Team news to follow shortly.
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Quade Cooper of the Reds kicks off to get the game underway.
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The Chiefs are on the front foot early on as they give the ball some air. They make their way into the Reds half before a handling errors results in a Reds scrum.
6'
A high tackle on Anton Lienert-Brown results in a penalty for the Chiefs, who kick for touch.
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Charlie Ngatai knocks the ball upon contact from the lineout, giving the Reds a chance to get out of their 22.
10'
The Reds keep possession and build a few phases into the Chiefs 22. They win a penalty and kick for touch.
11'
TRY, REDS, MOORE! Stephen Moore scores the first try of the game. From the lineout 5 metres out the Reds start a driving maul which the hosts are unable to stop as Moore emerges with the ball.
12'
Quade Cooper's conversion attempt bounces off the upright.
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CONVERSION, McKenzie!
14'
TRY, CHIEFS, HAMES! Surprisingly, the TMO rules that Kane Hames did ground the ball on the line so the try is awarded.
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The Chiefs try and hit back immediately. They string a few phases together with Anton Lienert-Brown and Sam Cane making good ground. They end up just short of the line as the referee refers it to the TMO.
17'
The Reds use their strong strike runners to gain metres down field and win a penalty just inside their own half.
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TRY, REDS, NABULI! The Reds win another penalty just inside the Chiefs 22. They go for the lineout, but this time the driving maul doesn't come off. They go wide and Quade Cooper gives a long pass which is almost intercepted, but Eto Nabuli manages to hold onto it and power over for the try.
20'
CONVERSION, COOPER!
22'
PENALTY, CHIEFS, McKENZIE! The full-back reduces the deficit to just two points after the hosts win a penalty in the Reds 22.
24'
The Reds are awarded a penalty about six metres outside the Chiefs 22, but opt for touch again rather than goal.
25'
The Reds have to contend with some aggressive defence which drives them back before Cooper kicks down field. They exchange a few kicks before Damian McKenzie breaks the line down the middle before the hosts are awarded a penalty about 40 metres out.
26'
George Smith is sent off for a no arms tackle on Same Cane. The Chiefs will go for goal.
27'
PENALTY, CHIEFS, McKENZIE!
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They game becomes a bit scrappy with handling errors all around as possession changes hands a few times. The Chiefs are penalised for a high tackle which takes the Reds just inside the opposition 22.
33'
The Reds try and get deeper in the Chiefs 22 but struggle against a resolute defence. Cooper goes for a drop goal but it goes wide to the right.
34'
A scintillating break by Charlie Ngatai sees the centre run over Cooper as he takes play into the Reds half. They kick down the right but the bounce of the ball misses everyone before the Reds are penalised.
36'
TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! From a driving maul in the Reds 22 the Chiefs make good ground before a ruck is formed. They go wide and when Ngatai receives the ball he goes low and slides over for a try.
37'
CONVERSION, McKENZIE!
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The Chiefs get the second half underway.
41'
The Chiefs move into the Reds 22 with some powerful runs by Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane, but they lose the ball in possession as the first half comes to an end.
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TRY, CHIEFS, BIRD! The hosts start the second 40 at a brisking pace and relentless attack sees them travel all the way to the Reds 5 metre line. Dominic Bird gets the ball from close range and fall over to score.
43'
Damian McKenzie's conversion attempt fails.
45'
TRY, CHIEFS, DONALD! Stephen Donald runs around and through a gap on the outside to score as the Chiefs step up the pace at the start of this second half.
46'
CONVERSION, McKENZIE!
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The Chiefs have a scrum just inside their own 22 and win a free kick. McKenzie goes for touch.
53'
TRY, CHIEFS, DONALD! Wow, the Chiefs scrum the Reds off their ball. Tawera Kerr-Barlow goes left to the blindside to Stephen Donald who runs through for his second try of the game.
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A superb kick down field by James Lowe finds touch 5 metres out, but the Chiefs knock it on for a Reds scrum.
54'
CONVERSION, McKENZIE!
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The Reds finally get their hands on the ball and try to get something going, but they knock it on to concede possession once more.
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TRY, REDS, MAGNAY! 39-17: Finally the Reds manage to make a counter-attack count. They turn over possession in the Chiefs half. Cooper goes left and finds Duncan Paia?aua in space. The full-back finds Eto Nabuli down the left touchline but he runs out of space and gives inside to Campbell Magnay who scores.
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Cooper fails with the conversion attempt.
63'
The Chiefs have a lineout in the middle of the field. They go wide and get a maul going before they knock it on for a Reds scrum.
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A strong scrum by both teams sees the scrum collapse on the far side and the hosts are penalised. The Reds kick for touch, but they lose the lineout before the Chiefs kick down field.
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From a lineout in their own half McKenzie kicks over the top and Donald collects before losing the ball. The Reds counter before James Tuttle also loses the ball in contact for a Chiefs scrum. The hosts win a scrum penalty and McKenzie finds touch in the Reds half.
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TRY, CHIEFS, LOWE! 44-17: James Lowe scores a wonderful individual try. He picks a loose ball up from a ruck and takes contact, but manages to wiggle himself lose and he''s through. Three defenders circle around him but he steps inside to score.
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CONVERSION, McKENZIE! 46-17.
77'
The Chiefs turn over possession and keep the ball alive well. Brodie Retallick makes good ground before the balls goes left to Stephen Donald on the wing who knocks it on.
80'
A beautiful kick from James Lowe finds touch for the Chiefs in the Reds 22. They launch a driving maul but lose possession before the Reds kick down field.
81'
The Reds win a penalty as the hooter goes but Cooper's touch finder is kept in as the Chiefs end the game with a 46-17 win. Thanks for joining us.
Chiefs
Reds
6
Tries
3
13' Kane Hames
35' Charlie Ngatai
40' Dominic Bird
44' Stephen Donald
52' Stephen Donald
71' James Lowe
10' Stephen Moore
18' Eto Nabuli
57' Campbell Magnay
5
Conversions
1
13' Damian McKenzie
36' Damian McKenzie
45' Damian McKenzie
53' Damian McKenzie
72' Damian McKenzie
19' Quade Cooper
2
Penalties
0
21' Damian McKenzie
26' Damian McKenzie
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
25' George Smith
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Kane Hames
Hikawera Elliot
Nepo Laulala
Dominic Bird
Brodie Retallick
Mitchell Brown
Sam Cane
Michael Leitch
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Stephen Donald
James Lowe
Charlie Ngatai
Anton Lienert-Brown
Toni Pulu
Damian McKenzie
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Sef Fa'agase
Stephen Moore
Sam Talakai
Rob Simmons
Lukhan Tui
Hendrik Tui
George Smith
Scott Higginbotham
James Tuttle
Quade Cooper
Eto Nabuli
Samu Kerevi
Campbell Magnay
Izaia Perese
Duncan Paia'aua
8
Reserves
8
Nathan Harris
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
Atunaisa Moli
Taleni Seu
Liam Messam
Jonathan Taumateine
Sam McNicol
Shaun Stevenson
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Alex Mafi
Kirwan Sanday
Taniela Tupou
Izack Rodda
Leroy Houston
Nick Frisby
Hamish Stewart
Chris Kuridrani