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e Chiefs remain unbeaten
atop the New Zealand Conference
and, if they can put together their
whole package, that record will be
hard to break.
e defending champions
showed flashes of the attacking
flair that brought a second title last
season, beating the Stormers 36-20
at Waikato Stadium last night.
"It was a step up, no doubt,"
coach Dave Rennie said of his
side s performance. "We had a bit
of pill tonight, which was good.
"It took a while to crack them ---
they were pretty desperate --- but
we put a bit of positive footy on
Another test arrives next
week, with a trip to the republic
preceded by a stopover in Perth,
but the Chiefs have passed every
examination presented so far this
It was a staunch defence that
defeated the Crusaders, before
patience and level heads proved
too much for the Highlanders.
Last night, the Stormers defence
was put to death through a
Before a final quarter that
featured more parity, the match
was played in a familiar pattern.
e two teams engaged in an
intriguing tactical battle, with
last year s best attack probing in
search of passage through the best
e Stormers pride themselves
on confounding opposition
attempts to break them down and,
in anticipation of that challenge,
the Chiefs looked like they had
spent the bye week seeking a
Much of the home side s success
revolved around a varied attack,
with a willingness to spread the
ball wide, especially to the left,
complemented by countless passes
popped up a moment before the
It was a high-risk strategy but
one required as the Stormers
scrambled well in defence, showing
the tenacity the Crusaders
encountered last week. It was
eventually successful, with the
Chiefs backline producing enough
moments of brilliance to provide
a healthy lead to withstand a late
"You certainly have to be positive
against them," Rennie said. "If
you re going to pick around the
edge you re going to get belted all
day. For a big part of the game, we
did it pretty well."
e Tasman combination of
James Lowe and Tom Marshall
both scored deser ved tries in their
first starts, while Liam Squire
also impressed at No 8, and to
complete an eventful night for the
Makos, Tevita Koloomatangi came
off the bench to earn the bonus
point and clinch a game the Chiefs
at control was established in
the opening spell, though Marshall
was the benefactor of a bit of
fortune in both of his side s tries.
First he collected a bobble off
his own boot before unleashing
Lowe, then the Chiefs tried their
luck after the hooter and Marshall
dotted down after his attempted
pass was batted into the in-goal.
If fortune aided their 11-point
lead at half-time, it was pure skill
that saw the Chiefs add to their
advantage immediately after the
break, with a miracle pass from
Tim Nanai-Williams allowing
Tawera Kerr-Barlow to stroll
under the posts.
e Stormers were continually
stuck playing without the ball in
the second spell but, when they
finally did get some pill, Gio
Aplon eventually breached the
All the hosts good work was
in danger of being undone when
Nizaam Carr crossed to bring
the Stormers within four, before
late tries from Koloomatangi and
Tanerau Latimer in his 100th
Super Rugby game sealed the
Chiefs 36 (Lowe, Marshall,
Latimer tries; Cruden pen, 4
cons), Stormers 20 (Aplon, Carr
tries; Catrakilis 2 pens, 2 cons). ---
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New Zealand skiers Adam Hall and Corey
Peters had to settle for a frustrating pair of
fourth place finishes at the Paralympics in
Added to another fourth for New
Plymouth s Carl Murphy a few hours earlier
in the snowboard cross it made for a day of
so near yet so far for the New Zealand trio,
who were chasing the country s first medal at
these Winter Games.
Hall was fourth going into the Super G
run today, the postponed second part of the
Super Combined standing event.
e Otago competitor, a slalom standing
gold medallist in Vancouver four years
ago, managed the fifth best Super G time,
1min 21.36s, to end up just .22s behind
Australian bronze medallist Toby Kane
Hall was sandwiched by Aussies, as he held
off Mitchell Gourley by .74s.
Talented 16-year-old Russian Alexey
Bugaev won his second gold of the games,
recording a combined score of 2min 09.72s
over the slalom and Super G runs.
Austrian Matt Lanzinger took silver with
a combined 2:10.82 and Kane the bronze in
2:14.14. Hall clocked 2:14.36.
New Plymouth s Peters, lying sixth after
the slalom, produced an outstanding
performance in the Super G sitting discipline
A competitive skier for only a couple of
years, he achieved the second best Super G
run of 1:18.67, bettered only by Canadian
Josh Dueck, whose 1:18.27 was enough to
win him the gold.
Dueck s total time was 2:18.20, with
American Heath Calhoun winning silver in
2:19.09 and Austrian Roman Rabl bronze in
Peters combined time was 2:21.91.
He will finish New Zealand s involvement
in the games when he contests the sitting
giant slalom tonight.
--- New Zealand Herald
PICTURE: Getty Images
Waikato Chiefs Aaron Cruden gets the ball away to team-mate James
Lowe in the tackle in last night s clash with the Stormers at Waikato
Stadium in Hamilton.
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Primed for rallying
Greymouth s Cleeve Kokshoorn at the start of the Stadium Finance Westland Rally from Repco on Tainui Street
this morning. e rally, which has been running for 27 years, will see 44 drivers from around the South Island tackle
nine stages of course at various spots around the Grey and Westland districts today.
It was ugly to the end but Brisbane
ground out a 16-12 NRL win over
Queensland rivals North Queensland at
Suncorp Stadium last night.
It was far from champagne rugby
league, with the combined error count
soaring to 24 that did little to dull the
spirits of the 42,303-strong crowd.
Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough
sealed the result six minutes from
fulltime when Dale Copley put him
through a gap to score under the posts.
e Cowboys pressed the line with
just seconds left on the clock before
Johnathan urston knocked the ball on
centimetres from the tryline.
Broncos prop Josh McGuire was
placed on report twice for two separate
incidents --- the first for a swinging arm
on Gavin Cooper and then for a late
shot on the legs of halfback Robert Lui.
e front-rower was then ruled to have
obstructed play in the 60th minute when
Ben Hunt crossed the line, denying a
try that would have put the Broncos in
front instead of trailing 12-10.
It took just seven minutes for star
recruit Ben Barba to show his magic,
popping an inside ball to Matt Gillett
who busted straight through the
attempted tackles of Jason Taumalolo
and Glenn Hall to score under the posts.
e Cowboys came close to hitting
straight back when urston used
the new tap-and-go rule on penalties
to bamboozle the Broncos, only for
fullback Michael Morgan to be held up
over the line.
But urston got his try next tackle,
with prop James Tamou busting through
the line and popping up a pass for his
Australian team-mate to score.
Makeshift five-eighth Josh Hoffman,
playing just his second NRL match in
the position, put in a peach of a cross-
field grubber for Daniel Vidot to latch
on to and give the Broncos a 10-6 half-
e Cowboys levelled the scores again
in the 48th minute when winger Kyle
Feldt batted back a Lui cross-field kick
for Cooper to pounce on and score.
McGuire s shot on Lui and the ensuing
penalty allowed urston to put his side
in front 12-10, kicking a goal from just
to the left of the uprights.
Linnett was denied a try in the 67th
minute when he knocked the ball on
trying to ground it in the left corner.
e narrow margin continued the
intense rivalry that has included four of
the last seven games between the two
teams being won by just two points.
Broncos coach Anthony Griffin was
not getting carried away with the win,
with attack still a concern for his side.
" e result was good, it was a long
night, though," he said.
"We re hanging in there, only letting
in 12 every week and that s what s
getting us home at the moment. To
beat the Cowboys you ve got to defend
well on urston and I thought we did
that pretty well."
Likewise Cowboys coach Paul Green
was not reaching for the panic button,
with the first time NRL mentor
confident results will swing back in
their favour once the error count is
"It was a great contest, (but) I don t
think it was a particularly great game,"
"Certainly from our point of view
we would like to control the ball a bit
better. We re not there as a team yet,
but we ll get there." --- AAP
Canterbury Crusaders inside centre
Tom Taylor was perfect with his
goalkicking as he notched 20 points
in the visitors 25-19 victory over the
Melbourne Rebels in a stop-start
Super Rugby clash last night.
Hooker Ben Funnell scored his
first Super Rugby try while Taylor
slotted six penalties and a conversion
for the Crusaders, who had the
better opportunities to score points
but committed too many errors and
turnovers while on attack.
e Rebels were hopeful of
rebounding from a heavy loss
to the Western Force and while
they delivered a much-improved
performance, could not get the better
of the Crusaders.
Centre Tom Taylor proved his value
with the boot to give the Crusaders
two wins from four games heading
into the bye.
In an arm wrestle of a first half,
neither side was able to cross the
tryline, with Taylor kicking his team
to a 12-9 lead, while fullback Jason
Woodward collected the Rebels points.
ey had plenty of possession but too
often the Rebels released the pressure
valve on the Crusaders with an error
or poor kick while a rocketing penalty
count did them no favours.
e visitors defence was also rock
solid, with prop Laurie Weeks coming
off second best as he knocked himself
out taking the ball up late in the first
half and did not return.
e first try of the match came in the
56th minute with the Rebels trying
desperately to hold out the waves of
attack before they were caught short,
Crusaders hooker Ben Funnell going
over out wide.
e conversion and then another
penalty from Taylor pushed the lead
out to 13 points and while there was
still time to make amends, Melbourne
never really looked comfortable. ey
managed to get across the line with
two minutes remaining with hard-
extras to ensure an important bonus
point for finishing within seven points.
Compounding the disappointment,
the Rebels lost exciting fullback
Woodward eight minutes into the
second half when he limped off with a
Rebels coach Tony McGahan was
pleased with his side s effort and said
they Crusaders experience got the
better of them.
" ey were just a bit cuter than us
in certain aspects and they controlled
things really well. We kept coming
back and they kept slipping away."
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder
described the match as an "ugly
game" but said his team got what they
needed. --- AAP
Taylor helps Crusaders nail Rebels
Broncos grind out win over Cowboys
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