Chiefs v Hurricanes


My two cents on the game and I don’t like to bag on the refs too much but the performance from O’Keefe was worryingly poor on both sides of the ball. (will leave it at that)

On the match itself, I felt the Canes really stood up on defence and kudos where it’s due to the likes of Prinsep who made a whopping 21 tackles - if he puts in a shift like that every week then fair play to him on selection.

Player Tackles Missed Tackles
Prinsep 20 2
KirifiFL 14 1
Savea 8 0

I thought Scrafton had a blinder at lock apart from the two yellow cards (which on another day he have got away with) and Lomax was once again rock solid at scrum time.

In the backs it was fairly obvious that Jordie brought the composure back into our game that was missing in the first two rounds. He helped the guys around him flourish so long may that continue.

The pick of the rest for me was Kobus van Wyk who was solid with ball in hand and competent under the high ball. I was also really happy with Peter Umaga-Jensen aswell, defensively superb and proved a handful for the Chiefs defence at times.

The Chiefs, well where do we start. They relied far too much on their small men in this game and they just look like a poorly coached outfit.

The frustration was summed up at half time by the assistant coach so I can’t imagine the Chiefs will get too much rest over the bye week.

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