Chiefs return back to winning ways with 12-36 triumph over Reds

Brodie Retallick scored a try for Chiefs
Brodie Retallick scored a try for Chiefs

Queensland Reds 12 - 36 Chiefs, Suncorp Stadium

A clinical performance from Chiefs saw them return back to winning ways with a 12-36 triumph over Queensland Reds in their Super Rugby face-off on Saturday.

Chiefs now have moved to the third position in New Zealand Conference with 26 points while Reds are at fourth place in Australian Conference.

Chiefs got their first points on the board in the seventh minute when Damian McKenzie kicked a penalty from 40m range after Reds were caught offside. The lead further increased for the visitors when lock Tyler Ardron crossed over in the 13th minute and McKenzie slotted the conversion.

Continuous pressure from Chiefs saw them soon accomplish their second try, this time fullback Charlie Ngatai crossing over in the 17th minute with McKenzie improving it.

McKenzie left the field after failing a Head Injury Assessment but that did not stop the Chiefs juggernaut rolling as Brodie Retallick showcased his power with a 29th-minute touchdown and this time Marty McKenzie slotted the conversion as the visitors headed into the break with a score of 0-24.

There was no respite for Reds after the break as Liam Polwart dotted past the line just three minutes after the break and Marty McKenzie's conversion saw them score 31 unanswered points and also helped them achieve the bonus point.

Reds' response came from a brace from Samu Kerevi in the 48th and 75th minutes but Samisoni Taukei'aho try in the added minutes ensured Chiefs completed a comfortable 12-36 victory.

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