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Blues too good for Chiefs


  • 17 Feb 2017
A lineout between the Blues and Chiefs A lineout between the Blues and Chiefs

Matt Duffie scored a brace of tries as the Blues secured a comfortable 26-14 win over the Chiefs in a Super Rugby warm-up game on Friday.

At a rain-drenched Alexandra Park in Auckland, the match turned into a relatively low-scoring affair, with the result effectively sealed in the first half when Duffie scored twice, while Ihaia West completed a stunning solo try.

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Gerard Cowley-Tuioti also dotted down for the Blues as they took a 26-7 lead into the break, with the Chiefs’ single response coming from a try by Brodie Retallick.

The only score in the second half saw Latu Vaeno dot down for the Chiefs, but a late comeback was never on the cards.

Blues – Tries: Matt Duffie (2), Ihaia West, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti. Conversions: West (3).
Chiefs – Tries: Brodie Retallick, Latu Vaeno. Conversions: Aaron Cruden, Luteru Laulala.

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Photo: Blues Rugby

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