Super Rugby: Chiefs Top the Table After Bonus Point Win Over Canes

by Brendan Bradford - The Chiefs powered past the Hurricanes with a bonus point 34-22 win in an exciting encounter in Hamilton as New Zealand and South African sides return to Super Rugby after the June Test match break. Leading 17-15 after a high-tempo first half, the Chiefs’ substitutes steamrolled a gutsy Hurricanes outfit to take the match four tries to three and reclaim top spot on the competition ladder. “We probably drifted through the first half and got a few stern words in the shed at halftime,” said Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden. “I think we were a lot sharper in the second but we knew it was going to be a massive ask with the Hurricanes, it was do or die for them, and they threw everything at us. The momentum see-sawed to-and-fro throughout the game, so we were just trying to plug corners when they
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