Dingbatt: While I'm disappointed the Chiefs lost, the Hurricanes converted their chances, the Chiefs didn't.
Barrett/McKenzie showed a Master/Apprentice performance. At times it was a game of millimetres. Barrett's try out-reaching Retallick. Laumape's try out-reaching Lienert-Brown. The millimetres between the four tacklers that Lamb beat for his try ;-)
Agreed. Just watched it this afternoon. The Chiefs really squandered opportunities including three probable tries if they had passed to their unmarked wing.
Colin Cooper is making a sensible suggestion to return to the round robin format and reduce the impact of such highly destructive local derbies. I'd like that purely from making it a fairer measure of each team's performance. At present, the conference tables are not directly comparable.
I also enjoyed the Highlanders blowing away the Brumbies for a bonus point in the final quarter.