Saturday, April 05, 2008
The Chiefs ruined the party in Canberra on Friday by beating the Brumbies 42 points to 28. The Brumbies were celebrating the return of Captain Stirling Mortlock, who was also playing in his 100th Super Rugby match.
It was all about the Chiefs though, with this try being the pick of their six on the night. The electric Lelia Masaga sparked the movement after the Brumbies coughed the ball up while trying to keep an attack going down the wing.
Masaga took off, interchanging with Sitiveni Sivivatu who flew off down field before being tackled, but keeping the ball alive for the rest of the Chiefs charges. The support play and passing was superb, and resulted in replacement scrum half Jamie Nutbrown scoring the try of the match, and one of the better tries we've seen this season.
The length of the field try further reiterated what a great attacking force the Chiefs are, and that if you're going to turn over ball against them, you're going to pay the price.