Chiefs beat Stormers 36-20 in Super Rugby
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — The defending champion Chiefs continued their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season on Friday with a 36-20 win over the Cape Town-based Stormers.
Center Tom Marshall, making his debut with the Chiefs, and winger James Lowe both scored tries for the Chiefs, who won their third straight game.
All Blacks scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow scored an early second half try to give the Chiefs a 24-6 lead before the Stormers rallied to 24-20 with second half tries by fullback Gio Aplon and replacement Nizaam Carr.
The Chiefs then reasserted control with late tries by Tevita Koliamatangi and flanker Tanerau Latimer, playing in his 100th Super Rugby game.
Stormers captain Jean de Villiers also played his 100th Super Rugby match, but couldn’t prevent his team from losing its second straight game in New Zealand and falling to a 1-3 record this season.
Chiefs 36 (James Lowe, Tom Marshall, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Tevita Koloamatangi, Tanerau Latimer tries; Aaron Cruden 4 conversions, penalty), Stormers 20 (Gio Aplon, Nizaam Carr tries; Demetri Catrakilis 2 penalties; Peter Grant 2 conversions). HT: 17-6.