Chiefs playmaker Andrew Horrell felt the full impact of Malakai Fekitoa’s hit in Saturday’s play-off game against the Highlanders. The Highlanders have qualified, so will play the Waratahs in Sydney in their semi final on June 27th.
The Chiefs had a promising scrum deep in Highlander’s territory after half an hour but Fekitoa read the play like a seasoned pro and absolutely smashed Chiefs fly half Andrew Horrell.
Fekitoa, still only 23, has developed a bit of a reputation for his big hits in Super Rugby, as you can see below. His tackle on Conrad Smith last season comes to mind.
The Highlanders went on to reach the Super Rugby semi final for the first time in 16 years, beating Chiefs 24-14 thanks to two tries from Waisake Naholo.
They will face the Waratahs, while the Brumbies will face the Hurricanes in Wellington in the other semi final, following the Canberra side’s win over the Stormers earlier today.