Jun 022017
 

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The Chiefs were involved in a mighty battle with the Blues on a wet Auckland surface last weekend and in the end the scores were locked up at 16-16. The Chiefs subsequently dropped a place to fourth in the NZ Conference and their chances of catching the Crusaders at the top of the log are extremely remote given the gap is 14 points and the Chiefs have three matches remaining. The more realistic target now is to attain the most favourable route in the play offs and with the Africa Conferences settled and the Australian group heading that way too, the picture is becoming clearer. The Chiefs clash with the Canes in Wellington next up and after the internationals they finish up hosting the Brumbies.

The Waratahs were beaten 44-28 by the Highlanders in Dunedin last weekend and they are now nine points behind the Brumbies in the Australian Conference with three rounds of matches to go. The chances are they will need to win all three of their remaining games which also include a home fixture against Jaguares and a visit to the Force to have any hope of extending the season. This would appear the most difficult of those remaining tasks with the Tahs already having lost all four of their games against New Zealand opponents this season. Before last week’s loss to the Highlanders the Tahs had lost to the Blues (40-33) in Sydney, the Hurricanes (38-28) in Wellington and the Crusaders (41-22) in Sydney.

Back in 2016 a commanding 45-25 win for the Waratahs enabled them to tighten their grip on top spot in the Australian Conference. Israel Folau, wearing 13, and Michael Hooper each grabbed two tries in a six-try demolition in Sydney, with youngsters Andrew Kellaway and Jack Dempsey getting in on the act. The Chiefs also scored four tries, through Seta Tamanivalu, Aaron Cruden, Nathan Harris and Augustine Pulu, but the boot of Bernard Foley proved to be the difference as he kicked six conversions and a penalty.

The Waratahs have won six of the last seven meetings between these sides including each of the last three in a row. The Waratahs’ six victories in that run have come by an average margin of 13 points, including a 27-point win in Waikato in 2010, the Tahs’ biggest win in New Zealand, and the Chiefs third heaviest home defeat.

Despite losing the last time the Chiefs hosted the Waratahs, they’ve won four of their last six home games against the New South Wales side and haven’t lost consecutive home matches against them since 2002. The Chiefs lost their last home game (v Crusaders), but haven’t lost back-to-back home matches in a single season since 2011. The Waratahs have lost their last four games in New Zealand, three of those defeats coming by 10 points.

A backlash from the Chiefs and the end of the Waratahs’ recent streak is expected. Chiefs by 12.

Players List:
Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Stephen Donald, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.

Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Tim Nanai-Williams, 23 Solomon Alaimalo.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cameron Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson.

Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Angus Taavao, 19 David McDuling, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Jack Dempsey, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Bryce Hegarty.

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