magazine-issue
SUPER RUGBY-header
generic hexagon

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.

SUPERBRU: Win your share of R30,000!

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.

REPORT: Canes overcome Crusaders

Photo: Blues Rugby

0 Comments
latest-articles
Eben Etzebeth congratulates his team after Raymond Rhule's try

Pack progress a plus for Boks

The Springboks’ excellent set-piece and breakdown performance in Port Elizabeth bodes well for the more challenging clashes in Argentina and Australasia, writes JON CARDINELLI.

The Boks celebrate Courtnall Skosan's try

Restoring the Bok brand

The off-field culture taking shape at the Springboks has been central to their reversal in fortunes at the start of this season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Courtnall Skosan in SA Rugby magazine

A wing and a prayer

Courtnall Skosan completed a remarkable journey to Springbok honours when he started all three Tests against France in June, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

You may also like

Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: