30 Mar 2014

Chiefs squeak out a draw

10:01 am on 30 March 2014

Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have snatched a dramatic 34-34 comeback draw with the Bulls in South Africa.

The Chiefs scored three tries in the final 11 minutes, sealed by All Black pivot Aaron Cruden's last-second try in the corner.

The Bulls led by 12 points with four minutes left on the clock, but first lock Matt Symons and then Cruden crossed the line as the Chiefs claimed three points from the game.

Their other tries came from Mils Muliaina, Liam Messam and Gareth Anscombe, who converted Cruden's effort from the touchline to level the scores on the hooter.

The Bulls scored just two tries to the Chiefs' five but kicker Jacques-Louis Potgieter converted both five-pointers and slotted five penalties.

On Saturday night the Blues beat the Highlanders 30-12 at Eden Park to go sixth, and they now trail the Chiefs by just a point in the local conference.

The Sharks continue to lead overall after beating the New South Wales Waratahs 32-10.

Elsewhere the Queensland Reds edged visiting South Africans the Stormers 22-17.