Chiefs Rugby Team Defeat Bulls in Epic Game Wow, what an intense game of rugby union that was! Unfortunately not a great game for All Black in waiting Brodie Retallick, but the Chiefs got the result over the Bulls in the end. The lineout really misfired tonight, and I don’t know if it’s because the Bulls lineout is so good or the Chiefs one is really out of form. It was an area of strength up until a few weeks ago, so either they have gotten complacent or other teams have worked out how to deconstruct it. The lineout is usually an area of strength for Brodie Retallick, so perhaps his off game rubbed off on that set piece. They also have a lot to do to get their kick off receipts in order.
Full credit to Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam who became the most capped Chiefs player ever. He really is the heart and soul of this team. It’s interesting, while other teams are clocking up the centurions; the Chiefs only just got a player over 90 caps. It’s probably a reflection over the lack of All Black representation in the Chiefs, and their players have to go off shore to get paid more.
So anyway, the Chiefs versus the Bulls was an epic encounter, and it looked for all money that the Chiefs were on the ropes. The Bulls played their standard percentage game, but in the end when the Chiefs scored a freak try to take the margin to six, the Bulls had to score a try and that put too much pressure on them and they fell apart. Kudos to their captain Pierre Spies for acknowledging Liam Messam’s record in his after match speech. That was a nice touch.
Next week the Chiefs play the Blues in Albany, and I’m thinking of going to it.