Super Rugby 2019: Sunwolves create history with win over Chiefs

The Sunwolves have created history in their Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton, winning their first game away from home 30-15.

The visitors dominated the game from the outset scoring in just the third minute after Shuhei Matsuhashi went over to take a 7-0 lead.

The Chiefs were their own worst enemies, with turnover after turnover gifting possession back to the Sunwolves. 

The team from Japan didn't waste it, scoring their second of the match just eight minutes before half-time. Uwe Helu finishing off a great team move to take the score to 23-3 at half-time.

The Chiefs came out of the sheds with more intent in the second half, but turnovers and handling errors cost the home side.

With the game all but over, Etene Nanai-Seturo scored off the back of some good work from halfback Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie missed the conversion, leaving the Chiefs 15 points behind. 

It stayed that way until the final whistle - a whistle Sunwolves players and fans will never forget. 

It was their first away win in their 25th attempt, something they will hope to replicate against the Blues next week.

For the Chiefs, they make the trip to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders with a very real chance of going to 0-4 for the season. 


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