30 May 2009

Chiefs not tipped to win Super 14 final

1:54 pm on 30 May 2009

Chiefs coach Ian Foster is not tipping his side to win the Super 14 rugby final against the Bulls on Saturday in Pretoria.

Foster says their home record is fantastic and he's sure the 2007 champions have improved since the two teams met six weeks ago, when the Bulls won, 33-27.

The Bulls have not lost at home this year and are on a 10-match winning streak in Pretoria.

Last weekend they beat the 2008 champions, the Crusaders, 36-23, in the semi-finals in Pretoria.

In their semi-finals, the Chiefs beat the Hurricanes 14-10 in Hamilton.

Lions to open tour

Meanwhile, the British & Irish Lions will open their South African rugby tour against a Royal XV in Rustenburg on Saturday.

It will be the first of six warm-up matches before the first Test against South Africa in Durban on 20 June.