The Chiefs continued New Zealand’s winning streak against Trans-Tasman foes as they thrashed the Brumbies 40-19 on Saturday.
For the Brumbies, tries were scored by Angus Bell, Jake Gordon and David Porecki with all three converted by Will Harrison.
The Chiefs, who could consider themselves fortunate to sneak home over the Western Force last week in Perth, produced a more confident performance at home in Hamilton where their forwards dominated against the Brumbies.
Captain Brad Weber put the improvement down to a change of attitude.
‘After our performance last week we thought we’re going to have to go for it and the boys up front laid a good platform and we were able to score a few tries off that.’
Back rower Luke Jacobson scored twice in the first half from pushover tries and lock Tupou Vaa’i scored from a lineout drive, while the Brumbies’ early points came from Len Ikitau who stepped around Damian McKenzie to score.
In the second half, McKenzie, Alex Nankivell and Anton Lienert-Brown scored tries – all converted by McKenzie – while Bayley Kuenzle and Rob Valetini touched down for the Brumbies with Noah Lolesio adding the extras.