Fashion update: Cowan rocking the short hair, fringe, beard combo. Might have to get the Viva crew onto that look.
The Blues on the attack but Bardoul turns the ball over and Marshall clears up field. The Blues look desperate to score before the half. They have a chance for another three points though as the Chiefs give away a penalty right in front again.
A bit of push and shove between Hamish Northcott and Damian McKenzie. TMO is having a look to see if a card is needed for either men.
Eventually no decision is made and we continue with the original penalty. West lines it up.
West converts and the Blues now trail 20-9.
Kaino makes the catch from the kickoff but the ball doesn't come out so the Chiefs get the scrum. 80 seconds left for the Chiefs to finish the half with more points.
The Blues turn the ball over and Francis Saili clears the ball up field with a big kick.
The hooter goes just as the Chiefs have a lineout. Weber kicks it out. Chiefs go into the break leading 20-9.