Lions earn first ever Chiefs victory in NZ

Sam Cane gets wrapped up by the Lions defence

The Lions made Super Rugby history by beating the Chiefs 32-36 to earn their first ever Super Rugby victory over the Hamilton side in New Zealand.

The Lions victory against the Chiefs is their first in nine attempts on New Zealand soil and ends a run of five straight losses to the New Zealand side.

The Chiefs earned a losing bonus point from the match and although both teams scored four tries under the new rules neither team earns the try bonus point.

More to follow.

Final Score Chiefs 32 (11) Lions 36 (19) 

Scorers

Chiefs
Tries -T. Sanders, D.McKenzie, J.Lowe, B.Weber
Pen – D.McKenzie 2
Con – D.McKenzie 3
Drop –
Cards – M.Graham (43rd min yellow)

Lions
Tries – M.Marx, C.Skosan, W.Whiteley, R. Combrinck
Pen – E.Jantjies 4
Con – E.Jantjies 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 1:Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Angus Mabey
TMO :Aaron Paterson

Teams

Chiefs

1. Pauliasi Manu (46) , 2. Rhys Marshall (23) , 3. Hiroshi Yamashita (1) , 4. Michael Allardice (8) , 5. Brodie Retallick (60) , 6. Tom Sanders (1) , 7. Sam Cane (66) co-captain , 8. Maama Vaipulu (11) , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow (57) , 10. Aaron Cruden (57) co-captain , 11. James Lowe (22) , 12. Charlie Ngatai (32) , 13. Seta Tamanivalu (7) , 14. Latu Vaeno (1) , 15. Damian McKenzie (17)

Replacements:16. Nathan Harris (13) , 17. Mitchell Graham (12) , 18. Siate Tokolahi (18) , 19. Taleni Seu (1) , 20. Michael Leitch (13) , 21. Brad Weber (25) , 22. Anton Lienert-Brown (10) , 23. Glen Fisiiahi **

( ) = Chiefs caps in brackets
**denotes Super Rugby debutant

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee , 14.Ruan Combrinck , 13 Lionel Mapoe , 12 Harold Vorster , 11 Courtnal Skosan , 10 Elton Jantjies , 9 Faf de Klerk , 8 Warren Whiteley , 7 Warwick Tecklenburg , 6 Jaco Kriel , 5 Franco Mostert , 4 Andries Ferreira , 3 Julian Redelinghuys , 2 Malcolm Marx , 1 Dylan Smith

Replacements: Akker van der Merwe, Corné Fourie, Ruan Dreyer, Robert Kruger, Fabian Booysen, Jaco van der Walt, Howard Mnisi, Rohan Janse van Rensburg1

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