Stormers blown away by rampant Chiefs
The Chiefs booked their spot in Super Rugby’s last four as they convincingly dismantled the Stormers.
CAPE TOWN - The Chiefs booked their spot in Super Rugby's last four as they convincingly dismantled the Stormers at Newlands, winning 60-21.
The home side failed to cope with the skillful and slick Chiefs outfit allowing eight tries in from the visitors.
Four of those tries came in the first half, the Chiefs continually asked questions out on the flanks and the Stormers could not deal with skill set of the visitors.
However, the Stormers scored a try on the stroke of half time after being battered for the most part of the half, this gave Robbie Fleck's team some hope heading into the change room for the break.
Any thought of a great turnaround from the home side were quashed when man of the match Damian McKenzie scored shortly after half time.
The Stormers tried but could not get to grips with the skills and physicality of their battle hardened opponents.
They did score their third and final try in the last 10 minutes courtesy of substitute Nizaam Carr.
That try only served to encourage the Chiefs to go for the jugular as they ran in three more tries in the final few minutes.
The final five minutes were a great indicator of the superb attitude of the Chiefs, although the match was wrapped up they continued to fire until the last minute which is when Tawera Kerr-Barlow dotted down.
The result means the Chiefs will take on the Hurricanes in Wellington in next week's semi-final while the Highlanders will travel to Johannesburg face the Lions.