Chiefs v Blues Super Rugby Preview

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Chiefs and the Blues the
Chiefs the current Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have won all five matches.

Overall the Chiefs have played the Blues 21 times in Super Rugby and the Chiefs
have won ten matches and lost 11 matches. There have been no draws.

That gives the Chiefs an overall record of winning 52% of their matches against
the Blues.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Blues is : Chiefs 26 Blues 23

The Chiefs have had home advantage over the Blues on 10 occasions but they
have never played them at Yarrow Stadium in Taranaki which is where this week’s
match will be played.

Out of the 10 Chiefs home Super Rugby matches against the Blues the Chiefs
have won five and lost five. That gives the Chiefs a record of winning 50% of
their home matches against the Blues.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Blues at home is : Chiefs 26 Blues

In 1999 the Chiefs played the Hurricanes at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth and
they won that match 24-21. The Hurricanes have played 10 matches in New Plymouth
but none of them have been against the Blues.

The Chiefs have played 10 matches so far this season and five of them have
been home matches. They have won four and lost one match at home.

In comparison the Blues have played 10 matches as well and they have won five
and lost five. Out of the five away matches the Blues have lost five.

The Blues have lost their last 12 away matches and their last away victory
was in February 2013.

The Blues have won their last two matches and they have made one change to
the side that beat the Reds last week.

The Chiefs also won last week and this week they have made five changes which
is the least they have made in two months.

The Bookies
have given the Blues a 7 point start for this Match
– with an
offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet.
While this is not a home match
in the true sense for the Chiefs it is an away match for the Blues and their
away form can’t be ignored. The Chiefs should win this by 6.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in
the UK on Sky Sports 3/HD.

Average score: Chiefs 26 Blues 23

Last five results
13 Jul 2013 Chiefs v Blues 26-16 Auckland
30 Mar 2013 Chiefs v Blues 23-16 Mount Maunganui
02 Jun 2012 Chiefs v Blues 41-34 Auckland
02 Mar 2012 Chiefs v Blues 29-14 Hamilton
04 Jun 2011 Chiefs v Blues 16-11 Auckland

Chiefs overall record against the Blues
Played 21 , Wins 11, Losses 10 , Draws 0

Match No. 75: Chiefs v Blues
Date :Friday 9 May
Venue : Yarrow Stadium,New Plymouth
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2: Shane McDermott
TMO: Glenn Newman


1. Pauliasi Manu ,2. Nathan Harris ,3. Ben Tameifuna ,4. Michael Fitzgerald
,5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Tanerau Latimer ,7. Sam Cane ,8. Liam Messam (c) ,9.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow ,10. Gareth Anscombe,11. James Lowe ,12. Bundee Aki ,13.
Tim Nanai-Williams,14. Dwayne Sweeney ,15. Tom Marshall

Replacements : 16. Mahonri Schwalger ,17. Jamie Mackintosh ,18. Josh Hohneck
,19. Matt Symons ,,20. Liam Squire ,21. Brad Weber ,22. Andrew Horrell ,23.
Anton Liene

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