Rebels slipped too many tackles

The Chiefs' attack got the better of the Rebels' defence in Hamilton on Saturday, according to's Opta-powered stats.

Slippery conditions at Waikato Stadium didn't prevent the Chiefs from playing an expansive game during a first half that saw them score four tries and 26 points.

Despite having just 46% of the possession, the hosts would finish the game with 544 running metres, seven clean breaks and 20 defenders beaten, compared to their opponents' 312, two and 12 respectively.

The Rebels' defence also let them down as they missed 20 tackles compared to the Chiefs' 12.

However, the visitors will be pleased with their discipline – they conceded just five penalties compared to the Chiefs' nine – and forced 10 turnovers while only conceding four.

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Simon Borchardt