The talent pool of future Chiefs and Blues players were on display today at St Paul's Collegiate School as the U18 development squads went head-to-head.
The hard work over a five-day camp has been done, now it's time to show the results.
Jacob Iakapo crossed in the corner with sheer individual brilliance. But Viliami Taulani responded by barging over with a try.
Blues captain Matt McKenzie showed a touch of class before half-time, beating out two defenders.
The Blues were quick to strike in the second half, stretching out the lead to 22-5.
An opportunity arose for the Chiefs but it was quickly shut down. The Blues fullback chopped a hole to cross, taking the score to 27-5.
However, the Chiefs had the last say with a try in the left corner.
Kaydin Budd says, “The pace of the game was a lot faster than schoolboy rugby and the Auckland players were huge.”
The Blues came out on top 27-12, this show of talent means the future for these teams is looking bright.