The Chiefs have given Moana Pasifika a reminder before their first journey into Super Rugby, whipping the rookies 61-7 in Friday’s pre-season conflict at Mt Smart Stadium.
In any case, while Moana Pasifika won’t be happy with the last scoreline, the group can be excited with the reality more than $25,000 was raised because of the match, with all assets for aid projects for those impacted by last month’s Tongan torrent catastrophe.
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In a match played more than three separate spells of 30 minutes, the Chiefs ran in nine attempts and yielded just one consequently, expanding on their noteworthy 2021 season under mentor Clayton McMillan.
It required only 12 minutes for the Chiefs to score, as prostitute Leni Apisai landed from a destroy, before lock Laghlan McWhannell did likewise a little more than 10 minutes after the fact.
The Chiefs scored one more three attempts in the subsequent spell, with wingers Etene Nanai-Seturo and Jonah Lowe, and whore Bradley Slater all adding their names to the scoresheet.
The last period saw the Chiefs add one more four attempts to their count, with new marking Josh Ioane, a second for Lowe, Emoni Narawa and Chase Tiatia all adding five-pointers before the last whistle.
While limited in possession, Moana Pasifika were able to score their one and only try before fulltime, as centre Fine Inisi crossed over for his side’s first and only of the evening.
Moana Pasifika will kick-off the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season on February 18 against the Blues, while the Chiefs get their campaign underway against the Highlanders on February 19.
Moana Pasifika 7 (Fine Inisi try; Christian Lealiifano conversion)
Chiefs 61 (Leni Apisai, Laghlan McWhannell, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Jonah Lowe 2, Bradley Slater, Josh Ioane, Emoni Narawa, Chase Tiatia tries; Bryn Gatland 2 cons, Josh Ioane 6 con)