Super Rugby 2019 live: Chiefs v Reds in Hamilton

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Chiefs 19 - 13 Reds

What a defensie effort, wow - stay tuned for the match wrap. 

82 min: Ball is over the line but it's held up! Someway, somehow the Chiefs win. 

80 min: Another advantage for the Reds and the hooter goes - one mistake and it's over, for either team I guess. 

78 min: The Reds go another 15 phases but under advantage lose the ball - they kick for touch again. 

76 min: Penalty to the Reds about 30m out and surely they will kick to the corner. 

75 min: The Reds go 15 more phases and again Boshier comes up with another turnover and the Chiefs clear. 

73 min: More waves of attack from the Reds - the Chiefs seem up to the challenge defensively. 

70 min: The Reds go 22 phases at the Chiefs but they don't find a way through - Boshier winning the turnover. 

68 min: The Reds are strugglingto find a way through the defence of the Chiefs - looking solid at the moment. 

66 min: The Chiefs' lineout is called not straight so we are just waiting for either team to take this game and win it. 

65 min: Bit of a kicking battle here- backwards and forwards and finally it's the Reds who kick it out. 

61 min: Another knock on from Karpik and the Reds have a scrum on half way. 

59 min: Knock on from the Chiefs - the Reds look to be getting a bit of momentum. 

56 min: TRY - REDS, the Chiefs defence finally gives in and the Reds go over - it's the 'Tongan Thor' Taniela Tupou who goes over on a pick and go. Kick is good. Chiefs 19 -13 Reds. 

52 min: The Reds win a scrum after the Chiefs knock the ball on, the Chiefs defence has been unreal so far - the Reds need points soon if they want to get back into the match. 

51 min: Great work from the Chiefs - the Reds set up a lineout drive but Lachlan Boshier gets in the middle and causes a turnover. 

Sam Cane is leaving the field for a substitution - a great 50 minutes on his starting return back. 

50 min: Reds win a penaly for an offside. Harry Hoopert is getting medical treatment here. He has been down a long time.

48 min: The Reds are involved in a switched on attack the ball goes out in the corner - they have a lineout. 

45 min: High tackle called against the Chiefs - Manu was the man, hit McGahan as he was ducking down. 

43 min: Backline move from the Chiefs that sees a grubber go out - now the Reds are on attack, another mistake from the halfback, kick out on the full. 

42 min: Reds lineout throw not straight - Chiefs have the ball on halfway now. 

41 min: Back underway here in Hamilton. 


40 min: Chiefs - Reds, Etene Nanai-Seturo gets his reward, great try from the winger who crashes over beating two players as the backs spin the ball wide. Kick is good. Chiefs 19 - 6 Reds. 

39 min: The Chiefs go so close! But Brad Weber knocks the ball on, the Reds clear giving the Chiefs another chance. 

36 min: Knock on from the Reds, and the Chiefs are under advantage and win the penalty - great work from Brad Weber. 

35 min: Marty McKenzie gets it all wrong and knocks the ball on in his own half - Reds scrum. 

33 min: On field try is the call, but it looks to be another double movement, Alex Mafi has basically crawled - no way that can be called a try. TMO calls another double movement - Reds were under advantage so they win a penalty. Shot for goal is the call. Chiefs 12 - 6 Reds. 

31 min: The Reds attack into the Chiefs half and Lachlan Boshier gives away a penalty and the Reds kick for touch.

30 min: Turnover won by the Chiefs, really good work defensively and they clear. 

29 min: The Reds get the ball and work their way down the field - they're close now. 

26 min: Counter ruck from the Chiefs as they charge towards the line. 

25 min: High tackle called against Tupou for a shot on Laulala. Chiefs penalty. 

23 min: The refs go upstairs with a try or a knock on from the Chiefs - I think, knock on. TRY - Chiefs, Atu Moli scores it after some massive build up from the hosts - looking very good tonight. Kick is wide. Chiefs 12 - 3 Reds.

21 min: The Chiefs are the throwing the ball around and are playing attractive Rugby - inside the 22 now. 

20 min: Sam Cane wins a lovely turnover and Tyler Ardron puts a grubber through but the Reds gather and ground the ball in goal. 

18 min: A mistake from Tate McDermott - he kicks it out on the full. Chiefs lineout. 

17 min: The Reds push on attack again but they can't get passed the Chiefs - they're tackled out. 

15 min: Another penalty against the Chiefs - offside against Tyler Ardron. Reds wil kick for touch again. 

14 min: Nathan Harris is penalised and this time the Reds will kick for touch. 

12 min: Advantage for the Reds, and they will take the shot, it's good. Chiefs 7 - 3 Reds. 

9 min: TRY - Chiefs no need for the TMO there, the big number eight Pita Gus Sowakula gets the ball with lots of work to do, he beats one, fends one nad beats another to score. Kick is good. Chiefs 7 - 0 Reds. 

8 min: Good news for fans of the Chiefs and All Blacks - Sam Cane looks busy and well up to it already. 

7 min: They clear, and the Chiefs have a line out on the 22. 

6 min: Actually - scratch that, it's ruled a knock on and the Reds win a scrum.

5 min: A mistake from Sefa Naivalu who kicks the ball out from outside his 22 - big chance for the Chiefs. 

4 min: Double movement is the call - the Chiefs win the penalty. 

4 min: The Reds throw 19 phases at the Chiefs before they get to the line - we are going upstairs. 

2 min: Good start from the visitors as they attack close to the Chiefs' line. 

1 min: Kick off here in Hamilton! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Reds.

The Chiefs lost to the Blues last week in what was a big blow to their chances of making the playoffs, they now sit six points outside the playoffs.

TAB Odds:   Chiefs:  $1.22      Reds: $4.15

Pre-match banter: Sam Cane returns to Chiefs starting lineup for first time this season

Sam Cane will make his first 2019 Super Rugby start, when he captains the Chiefs against the visiting Reds on Friday night.

The All Blacks flanker had been on the shelf since October, after breaking his neck against the Springboks.

Cane had a decent run off the bench in last weekend's loss to the Blues and after emerging unscathed, he will return to the side of the scrum at FMG Stadium in Waikato.

Injury and All Blacks leave have led to a slight reshuffle up front for the Chiefs.

Flanker Mitchell Brown is out with a knee injury, while prop Angus Ta'avao has the week off. That means a start for Nepo Laulala in the front row, while the loose-forward trio consists of Cane, Lachlan Boshier and Pita Gus Soqakula.

Canadian Tyler Ardron will lock the scrum with Jesse Parete.

Anton Lienert-Brown also has a week off, meaning a start for the impressive Alex Nankivell in the Chiefs midfield.

Chiefs: 1-Atu Moli, 2-Nathan Harris, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Jesse Parete, 5-Tyler Ardron, 6-Lachlan Boshier, 7-Sam Cane, 8-Pita Gus Sowakula, 9-Brad Weber, 10-Marty McKenzie, 11-Etene Nanai-Seturo, 12-Alex Nankivell, 13-Tumua Manu, 14-Shaun Stevenson, 15-Solomon Alaimalo

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Aidan Ross, 18-Sosefo Kaufai, 19-Daymon Leasuasu, 20-Mitchell Karpick, 21-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22-Jack Debreczeni, 23-Sean Wainui.

Reds: 1-Harry Hoopert, 2-Alex Mafi, 3-Taniela Tupou, 4-Izack Rodda, 5-Angus Blyth, 6-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 7-Liam Wright, 8-Angus Scott-Young, 9-Tate McDermott, 10-Bryce Hegarty, 11-Sefa Naivalu, 12-Duncan Paia’aua, 13-Seb Wileman, 14-Jock Campbell, 15-Matt McGahan

Reserves: 16-Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17-Feao Fotuaika, 18-Ruan Smith, 19-Adam Korczyk, 20-Scott Higginbotham, 21-Scott Malolua, 22-Teti Tela, 23-Liam McNamara