Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Chiefs (34) vs Lions (21) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 5 May 2012 at 08:01
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The first of four matches this Saturday has the Chiefs taking on the underperforming Lions in Hamilton. The Chiefs come off a very successful tour of South Africa followed up by a good home win over the Hurricanes last weekend, while the Lions start their tour with only one win in the bag so far, coming off a loss to the Brumbies last weekend

The Chiefs are top of the log and currently look set to make the play offs quite comfortably, but will still take every game seriously as the Crusaders are hitting top form themselves, and will be chasing the Chiefs for that top spot on the New Zealand log. The Chiefs will be targeting five points from this game to keep them at the top of the log.

The Lions have only one victory in the Super Rugby season so far, and after a few poor performances in front of their home crowd, it is difficult to be positive about their chances in New Zealand. What counts in their favour though is that they have nothing to lose, and that the opposition might see this game as in the bag already, so we can never completely rule out a surprise.

Chiefs: 1. Toby Smith, 2. Hika Elliot, 3. Ben Tameifuna, 4. Craig Clarke (c), 5. Michael Fitzgerald, 6. Tanerau Latimer, 7. Sam Cane, 8. Kane Thompson, 9. Brendon Leonard, 10. Aaron Cruden, 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Richard Kahui, 14. Lelia Masaga, 15. Andrew Horrell

Replacements: 16. Mahonri Schwalger, 17. Arizona Taumalolo, 18. Alex Bradley, 19. Scott Waldrom, 20. Tawera Kerr- Barlow, 21. Jackson Willison, 22. Maritino Nemani

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee , 14 Deon Van Rensburg , 13 Jaco Taute , 12 Alwyn Hollenbach , 11 Lionel Mapoe , 10 Elton Jantjies , 9 Ross Cronje , 8 Joshua Strauss (c) , 7 Grant Hattingh , 6 Derick Minnie , 5 Ruan Botha , 4 Franco Van der Merwe , 3 Patric Cilliers , 2 Callie Visagie , 1 Caylib Oosthuizen / JC Janse van Rensburg

Reserves:16 Martin Bezuidenhout , 17 CJ Van der Linde , 18 Cobus Grobbelaar , 19 Jaco Kriel , 20 Tian Meyer , 21 James Kamana , 22 Michael Killian

Referee: Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 1:Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Grant Stuart
TMO:Ben Skeen



47 Comments

  • Close game… Anyone? ;)

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.05.12 08:06:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 1) :

    I don’t want to jinx it, but it might be a close affair until the last 20 minutes or so..

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.05.12 08:13:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I need Cruden and Masaga to run riot for my FL..

    Cruden is my captain, he needs to kick a whole lot, asseblief!

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.05.12 08:26:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : ja, Go Cruden ;)

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.05.12 08:48:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Lions.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.05.12 09:12:29 by Ben Reply

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  • Chiefs by at least 25, GO CHIEFS

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.05.12 09:14:27 by BR Reply

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  • Who is watching supersport prematch commentary with nick mallet? The man is asking all the right questions..he even mentioned how the sharks defense is lacking..he really should be coaching..

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.05.12 09:22:41 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 7) : We need that man at the Sharks asap.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.05.12 09:30:08 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 8) : I wonder how much of a possibilty that is???

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.05.12 09:32:44 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Come on Lions, I’m punishing myself watching this game

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.05.12 09:35:50 by Mutley Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 8) : Can`t we email him at supersport and make him an offer on behalf of NRU? :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.05.12 09:36:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Kick off

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.05.12 09:36:16 by Mutley Reply

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  • 2 minutes and already 2 knocks by the Lions

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.05.12 09:38:16 by Mutley Reply

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  • PK Cruden
    Chiefs 3
    Lions 0
    4min

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.05.12 09:40:20 by Mutley Reply

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  • TMO try for the Lions???

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.05.12 09:44:26 by Mutley Reply

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  • No try, inconclusive

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.05.12 09:45:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • PK Cruden
    Chiefs 6
    Lions 0
    14min

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.05.12 09:52:23 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Aaron Cruden

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.05.12 09:57:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • FL try number 2 for the weekend..

    Go my Captain!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.05.12 09:58:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Conversion over
    Chiefs 13
    Lions 0
    20min

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.05.12 09:58:58 by Mutley Reply

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  • 25 min Handling errors
    Lions 8
    Chiefs 1

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.05.12 10:04:25 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Craig Clarke

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.05.12 10:06:15 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion good
    Chiefs 20
    Lions 0
    28min

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.05.12 10:07:41 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try for the Lions Cobus Grobelaar

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.05.12 10:13:23 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over
    Lions 7
    Chiefs 20
    35min

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.05.12 10:14:13 by Mutley Reply

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  • 38min Handling errors
    Lions 11
    Chiefs 3

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.05.12 10:17:23 by Mutley Reply

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  • Halftime
    Chiefs 20
    Lions 7

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.05.12 10:22:42 by Mutley Reply

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  • Lions scrum and line out solid, Ruan Botha and Grant Hatting making a huge difference

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.05.12 10:28:41 by Mutley Reply

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  • Handling errors letting the Lions down

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.05.12 10:30:36 by Mutley Reply

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  • Mallet telling it as it is..hope he is also doing our game. Breath of fresh air from the other analysts that tip-toe around the facts.

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.05.12 10:32:35 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Jantjies starts the 2nd half

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.05.12 10:34:03 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try for Masanga

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.05.12 10:43:00 by Mutley Reply

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  • FL try number 3..

    Keep it up..

    Lions not as bad as expected.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.05.12 10:44:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Converted
    Chiefs 27
    Lions 7
    49min

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.05.12 10:45:07 by Mutley Reply

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  • Lions looking to play rugby, which is awesome, but basics just not there..

    They should score a few more..

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.05.12 10:45:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Chiefs al over the Lions

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.05.12 10:46:01 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Josh Strauss

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.05.12 10:47:54 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over
    Lions 14
    Chiefs 27
    54min

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.05.12 10:49:16 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Leonard after a Chiefs knock on

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.05.12 10:50:55 by Mutley Reply

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  • Converted
    Chiefs 34
    Lions 14
    57min

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.05.12 10:51:39 by Mutley Reply

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  • Grobelaar scores his 2nd

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.05.12 11:04:55 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over
    Lions 21
    Chiefs 34
    68min

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.05.12 11:06:11 by Mutley Reply

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  • The big surprise is that all 3 the Lions tries came from a solid line out

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.05.12 11:08:54 by Mutley Reply

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  • 17 handling errors by the Lions

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.05.12 11:11:50 by Mutley Reply

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  • 18 handling errors by the Lions

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.05.12 11:13:16 by Mutley Reply

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  • Fulltime
    Chiefs 34
    Lions 21

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.05.12 11:19:42 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 39) : Then it should not be a try….how many of these have we seen this year. :evil:

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.05.12 11:31:18 by Salmonoid Reply

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