Chiefs beat Blues in Auckland

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

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Aaron Cruden kicks off and we are underway. The kick doesn’t make too much ground and the Blues run the ball back at the Chiefs.

1.00: The Chiefs knock on giving the Blues a scrum in the Chiefs 22.

2.00: The Blues win the scrum and keep the ball in the Chiefs half. They get pressed back a little and then attack but are stopped.

4.00: The Blues win another scrum in the Chiefs 22 and attack. Steven Luatua gets to the line but can’t get over. The Blues get a 5m scrum.

5.00: The Blues get the ball 5m out and Jerome Kaino goes for the line but loses the ball. Chiefs scrum.

7.00: Penalty to the Blues from the scrum. They choose the scrum but its a mess and has to be reset.

9.00: The Chiefs concede another penalty so the Blues take a quick tap. The Blues goes over the line again but they are held up. We go back for another penalty and the Chiefs get a warning.

10.00: The Blues choose the scrum for the penalty. They win the scrum and try to gain ground using the pick and go. The Blues go over the line again and again they are held up.

12.00: The Chiefs survive again and they kick the ball out just before the half way line. It’s been all the Blues so far. The Blues win the line out but knock on.

15.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and race away. They start to make ground and then Cruden kicks upfield and the ball goes into touch.

16.00: The Blues win the line out and run at the Chiefs. The Blues briefly lose the ball but then get it back and bash away at the Chiefs.

17.00: The Blues win a penalty and take it quickly. They get into the Chiefs 22 but then get pressed back. Eventually the Blues knock on.

18.00: Keven Mealamu comes off injured.  The Chiefs will have a scrum in their 22. Their defence has been outstanding so far.

20.00: Having conceded 6 penalties the Chiefs win one back and they choose to kick for posts. Cruden lines up but misses.

22.00: The Blues had 91% territory in the first 20 minutes and 70% possession. Lolagi Visinia comes off and George Moala comes on.

23.00: Penalty to the Chiefs for offside. Cruden lines up again – this one is much closer. He nails it. The Chiefs are on the board.

26.00: Tawera Kerr-Barlow creates a break for the Chiefs and they get to the line but then Tom Marshall loses the ball forward.

30.00: The Chiefs are frustrating the Blues. The pouring rain is also not helping the Blues cause.

32.00: The Blues win a scrum just inside the Chiefs half but they go from side to side hardly making any ground.

33.00: The Blues lose the ball so Tawera Kerr-Barlow chips ahead. Tom Marshall chases and eventually the Chiefs win a penalty. They run it catching the Blues a little sleepy.

35.00: The Chiefs get slowed as they attack and then win a penalty. We go back for a TMO review and  Ma’a Nonu is seen shoulder charging a Chiefs player so he is yellow carded.

36.00: The Chiefs choose the line out. They win the line out and use the maul. The Blues however win the put in when the ball goes dead.

38.00: The Blues make a little ground but then the Chiefs turn the ball over. They attack a little but then knock on.

39.00: The Chiefs have a scrum and they go to the short side but the ball goes into touch and the siren sounds.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Blues 0 Chiefs 3

The Blues kick off and we are underway with the second half.

42.00: The Blues had the target of beating the Chiefs by 38 points before the match and coach John Kirwan has suggested that they now just want to win the match. The Blues are awarded a penalty so Ihaia We

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