3 Mar 2013

Defending champion Chiefs rout Cheetahs

9:01 am on 3 March 2013

The Chiefs have thrashed the Cheetahs 45-3 in their Super Rugby match in Hamilton.

The champions ran in six tries to none and led 10-3 at half-time through a try to Liam Messam, before the floodgates opened and Ben Afeaki, Gareth Anscombe, Rhys Marshall, Ben Tameifuna, Aseli Tikoirotuma all crossed in the second half.

Elsewhere another South African side, the Bulls, struggled somewhat before coming from behind to beat Western Australians the Force 36-26 in Pretoria.