Chiefs coach Colin Cooper is hailing his side’s resolve, following another away win on their tour to South Africa and Argentina.
Leaving New Zealand winless just over two weeks ago, the Chiefs notched their first win of the season with a 56-20 victory over the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, before a stunning 30-27 win over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires this morning.
The Chiefs now have a bye, and will travel home to New Zealand, taking on the Blues in their next fixture in two weeks’ time.
Speaking to media though, Cooper hailed a road trip that can be seen as nothing but a success in the eyes of the Chiefs.
“To come here with no wins, and to come away with nine points is fantastic for the group,” Cooper said.
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The All Blacks halfback crossed the line with a minute to go to give the Chiefs a 30-27 win.
“It’ll just unite us even more, and get us ready.”
“It’s been a really tough trip. The boys had to deal with a lot of travel, and the time zones of South Africa and Argentina, there was not a lot of sleep because of that.”
“But they came together, we trained really well, we had a good week, and finished it off with a hard-fought win.”
The Chiefs are next in action against the Blues at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium on April 13.
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Publish date : 2019-03-31 04:34:29