McKenzie stars as Chiefs hammer Brumbies

The Chiefs continued New Zealand’s successful streak in opposition to Trans-Tasman foes as they thrashed the Brumbies 40-19 on Saturday.

For the Brumbies, tries have been scored by Angus Bell, Jake Gordon and David Porecki with all three transformed by Will Harrison.

The Chiefs, who may take into account themselves lucky to sneak residence over the Western Pressure final week in Perth, produced a extra assured efficiency at residence in Hamilton the place their forwards dominated in opposition to the Brumbies.

Captain Brad Weber put the development right down to a change of angle.

‘After our efficiency final week we thought we’re going to should go for it and the boys up entrance laid a very good platform and we have been in a position to rating just a few tries off that.’

Again rower Luke Jacobson scored twice within the first half from pushover tries and lock Tupou Vaa’i scored from a lineout drive, whereas the Brumbies’ early factors got here from Len Ikitau who stepped round Damian McKenzie to attain.

Within the second half, McKenzie, Alex Nankivell and Anton Lienert-Brown scored tries – all transformed by McKenzie – whereas Bayley Kuenzle and Rob Valetini touched down for the Brumbies with Noah Lolesio including the extras.


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