Chiefs overcome Reds 19-13 to return back to winning ways

Chiefs registered their fifth win
Chiefs registered their fifth win

Chiefs 19-13 Reds, FMG Stadium Waikato

Chiefs returned back to winning ways as they held Queensland Reds 19-13 in their Super Rugby encounter at FMG Stadium Waikato on Friday.

This is Chief's fifth win from 14 games while Reds with their third consecutive defeat are at the fourth place in the Australian Conference.

Reds began to attack early but were thwarted by strong defence from Chiefs. Marty McKenzie set a perfect chance for Pita Sowakula to dot down in the ninth minute

Bryce Hegarty led Reds' response in the 13th minute but Chiefs soon got their second try through Atunaisa Moli in the 23rd minute. A second penalty brought the gap down to six points. As the half-time was approaching, Etene Nanai-Seturo touched down as the teams went into the break with a 19-6 scoreline.

The Reds tried to press hard in the second half and kept the ball in Chiefs' territory and were rewarded in the 56th minute when Taniela Tupou crossed over but could not manage any more breakthrough as Chiefs completed a 19-13 win.

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