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Western Force feel the full force of Chiefs in one-sided Super Rugby contest

The Chiefs thrashed the Western Force 53-10 in Hamilton on Saturday to secure their fourth victory of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Charlie Ngatai touched down four tries for the home side as they outscored their visitors by nine tries to one to clinch their second try bonus point for the campaign.

Full-back Damian McKenzie did not have his best night with the boot but crossed for two tries - including rounding off an outstanding 90-metre team move for the first.

Michael Leitch, Toni Pulu - on his Super Rugby debut - and James Lowe also posted scores for the New Zealand side. McKenzie added the extras on two occasions, with one conversion for Stephen Donald.

All the Force's points came in the first half, before the Chiefs ran riot after the break. Ben Tapuai scored their only try - converted by Peter Grant, who also contributed a penalty.


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