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Brumbies and Chiefs secure play-off spots
ESPN Staff
July 11, 2014
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The Brumbies romped to a Super Rugby play-off place with a 47-25 victory over Australian conference rivals Western Force on a chilly evening in Canberra.

The hosts scored seven tries at Canberra Stadium, with fly-half Matt Toomua crossing the whitewash for a hat-trick. Jesse Mogg, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane and Tom McVerry also touched down to complete the impressive try tally for the Brumbies.

The Force however, did not go down without a fight, snatching three tries of their own through Pek Cowan, Chris Tuatara-Morrison and Zack Holmes. But the visitors could not match the Brumbies for power, with the boot of Christian Lealiifano putting the home side out of reach.

The Chiefs kept alive their chances of retaining their Super Rugby title with a hard-fought 11-8 victory over the Blues at a wet and windy Eden Park.

The reigning champions were made to work had for their win as rain lashed down on the famous Auckland stadium. Points were hard to come by in the first half, with a solitary Aaron Cruden penalty the difference between the sides as they went into the half-time break.

The second half yielded more points, with both sides managing a try apiece. Liam Messam touched down for the Chiefs before a second Cruden penalty put the visitors two scores clear. The Blues struck back with a late George Moala try, but it was too little too late. The Chiefs can now look forward to a play-off spot while the Blues bow out for the season.

Australian
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Waratahs 15 11 0 4 2 447 269 +178 51 24 8 1 53
2 Brumbies 16 10 0 6 2 412 378 +34 49 35 4 1 45
3 Force 16 9 0 7 2 343 393 -50 37 40 3 1 40
4 Reds 15 5 0 10 2 371 459 -88 42 48 4 4 28
5 Rebels 15 4 0 11 2 296 420 -124 28 45 1 4 21


New Zealand
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Crusaders 15 10 0 5 2 411 314 +97 37 35 3 3 46
2 Chiefs 16 8 2 6 2 384 378 +6 44 35 5 3 44
3 Highlanders 15 8 0 7 2 393 408 -15 38 48 5 5 42
4 Hurricanes 16 8 0 8 2 439 374 +65 49 36 6 3 41
5 Blues 16 7 0 9 2 419 395 +24 46 43 6 3 37

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