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Blues outmuscle Chiefs to stay unbeaten in Super Rugby Aotearoa | Sport

Blues outmuscle Chiefs to stay unbeaten in Super Rugby Aotearoa | Sport

Hoskins Sotutu of the Blues wins a lineout ball during the Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on 20 June 2020.

Hoskins Sotutu of the Blues wins a lineout ball during the Round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on 20 June 2020.

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The Blues proved too strong for the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Hamilton on Saturday.

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The men from Auckland won 24-12, after leading 10-9 at half-time.

The Blues, who outscored the Chiefs by two tries to nil, are now unbeaten after two matches and sit atop the standings, while the Chiefs are winless.

It was the Blues’ first win at Waikato Stadium since 2011.

In next weekend’s action, the Blues host the Highlanders in Auckland (Saturday 27 June – 09:05 SA time), while the Chiefs tackle the Crusaders in Christchurch (Sunday 28 June – 05:35 (SA time).

AS IT HAPPENED | Chiefs v Blues

Scorers:

Chiefs

Penalties: Damian McKenzie (4)

Blues

Tries: Hoskins Sotutu, Mark Telea

Conversion: Otere Black

Penalties: Black (2), Beauden Barrett

Drop goal: Barrett

Teams:

Chiefs

15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Quinn Tupaea, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sean Wainui, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 4 Tupou Vaa’l, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Aidan Ross

Substitutes: 16 Bradley Slater, 17 Reuben O’Neill, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Adam Thomson, 20 Dylan Nel, 21 Lisati Milo-Harris, 22 Kaleb Trask, 23 Solomon Alaimalo

Blues

15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Otere Black, 9 Sam Nock, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (captain), 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons, 1 Alex Hodgman

Substitutes: 16 Kurt Eklund, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Matt Duffie

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