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Chiefs run riot


The Chiefs were big winners on Saturday

The Chiefs were big winners on Saturday

The Chiefs were big winners on Saturday

The Chiefs ended their five-game winless run in some style as they beat the Lions 38-8 on Saturday.

Having lost three and drawn two beforehand, it was of some surprise to see the Chiefs hit their straps and outscore their opponents by six tries to one.

They actually fell behind early on, shipping a penalty to Elton Jantjies, but after that they kicked on.

Fly-half Gareth Anscombe got their first points, finishing off a team move and then adding the conversion to put them out to 7-3.

Nathan Harris had a score ruled out for obstruction after that, before two tries in as many minutes before half-time put them in complete command.

Tanerau Latimer scored the first of them in the 38th minute, with Charlie Ngatai following suit inside 60 seconds. Anscombe converted one of them for a 19-3 half-time lead.

Prop Pauliasi Manu got in on the act after the break, earning them a fourth try and a bonus point, before the Lions responded as Courtnall Skosan went in after a ball ran loose.

But that would be as good as it got for them as James Lowe started a move that put Bundee Aki in for a fifth home try, before Tim Nanai-Williams rounded things off with a couple of minutes left on the clock.