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Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Lions (19/04/19)

The Chiefs have played the Lions 17 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Chiefs have won 12 matches, drawn 0 and lost 5 times.

The Chiefs 12 wins out of 17 matches gives them a record of winning 71% of their matches against the Lions regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Hamilton which is home for the Chiefs and the venue where the teams have met 9 times.

In those 9 matches played in Hamilton the Chiefs have won 8 matches and lost 1. This gives the Chiefs a record of winning 89% of their matches against the Lions at home.

The average score when the Chiefs play the Lions in Hamilton is : Chiefs 36 Lions 20.

The Chiefs one and only loss to the Lions was in 2016 – the last time the teams met in the city.

This means that the Chiefs have not beaten the Lions at home since 2014 so few current players will have experience of beating the Lions at home..

Average score: Chiefs 34 Lions 28

Last five results
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 Chiefs 32-36 Lions @Hamilton
Sat, 03 May 2014 Chiefs 38-08 Lions @Hamilton
Sat, 05 May 2012 Chiefs 34-21 Lions @Pukekohe
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 Chiefs 34-30 Lions @Johannesburg
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 Chiefs 72-65 Lions @Johannesburg

Chiefs overall record against the Lions
Played 17 , Wins 12, Losses 5 , Draws 0

Teams
Chiefs
15 Jack Debreczeni, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Alex Nankivell, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Ataata Moeakiola, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber (captain), 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Angus Ta’avao
Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Atu Moli, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Tumua Manu, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Lions
Andries Coetzee ,Sylvian Mahuza, Lionel Mapoe, Franco Naude, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Gianni Lombard, Ross Cronje; Warren Whiteley, Cyle Brink, Kwagga Smith, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Robbie Coetzee, Sti Sithole.
Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Frans Van Wyk, Johannes Jonker, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Ruan Combrinck

Match Officials and details
Date : Friday 19 April
Venue : FMG Stadium, Waikato
Kick Off local: 19:35
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO : Shane McDermott

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