On the face of things the Chiefs are strong favourites for this game; they’ve won 6 out of their last 7 games, including the Canes just last week and are a try scoring machine.
However, if there’s any team to take the Chiefs, its the Brumbies.
There’s only one way for the Brumbies to do this I reckon, and that’s to choke the fuck out of the ball. Don’t let the Chiefs get a sniff. Frustrate the fuckers.
Belt it around the fringes. Rack up triple digit phases. No long range headless ping pong. Into the corners.
All which I think these guys can do.
Fuck though, did Masaga have to come back?
|Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Kick-off: Friday 15 May, 7.35pm (local), 5.35pm (AEST)
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
|Chiefs Ben May, Aled de Malmanche, James McGougan, Craig Clarke, Kevin O’Neill, Liam Messam, Tanerau Latimer, Sione Lauaki, Brendon Leonard, Stephen Donald, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Callum Bruce, Richard Kahui, Lelia Masaga, Mils Muliaina.|
|Replacements Hikawera Elliott, Arizona Taumalolo, Toby Lynn, Serge Lilo, Toby Morland, Dwayne Sweeney, Sosene Anesi.|
|Brumbies Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore, Guy Shepherdson, Ben Hand, Peter Kimlin, Julian Salvi, George Smith, Stephen Hoiles, Patrick Phibbs, Matt Toomua, Francis Fainifo, Tyrone Smith, Stirling Mortlock, Clyde Rathbone, Adam Ashley-Cooper.|
|Replacements Huia Edmonds, Salesi Ma’afu, Sitaleki Timani, Henry Vanderglas, Josh Holmes, Afusipa Taumoepeau, Sanualio Afeaki.|