Chiefs destroy Rebels in Melbourne
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The Chiefs scored one of the tries of the season in the 12th minute of the match. Jack Debreczeni made a great break before passing to Anton Lienert-Brown. He offloaded to Brad Weber, then Angus Ta’avao passed to Sam Cane who slid underneath the posts.
Reece Hodge kicked the Rebels only points in the first half, a penalty in the 18th minute.
The flood gates well and truly opened in the second half and it took just two minutes for the Chiefs to strike again. Sean Wainui scored in the left corner, with the Rebels missing several key tackles.
Lienert-Brown was finally rewarded for his outstanding performance with a five-pointer. He was brilliant for the Chiefs, notching up 101 metres and making six tackles.
Equally as impressive was Stevenson who bagged a hat-trick. Debreczeni scored against his former side, after Brad Weber made a superb break.
Marty McKenzie chimed in and scored the Chiefs ninth try to hand them a 51-point victory.
Brodie Retallick had a solid performance in his first outing in over two months.
The Rebels simply made far too many errors and the Chiefs capitalised on every mistake. The win means the Chiefs will be in next week’s playoffs with their opponent to be confirmed over the weekend, but it is likely they will play the Brumbies in Canberra.
Scorers: Rebels 8 (Matthew Philip try; Reece Hodge pens) Chiefs 59 (Sam Cane, Shaun Stevenson 3, Lachlan Boshier, Sean Wainui, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Debreczeni, Marty McKenzie tries; Jack Debreczeni 6, Marty McKenzie cons). HT: 3-21
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