Chiefs

Hosea Gear returns to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs

Former All Blacks wing Hosea Gear is returning to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs, making him eligible to join New Zealand's World Cup defence in England next year.

Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

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Chris Dutton If there's any lingering doubt about Henry Speight's Wallabies credentials, it was erased in a superb opening half.

Rugby

Sorry about that Chiefs, but Brumbies too smart not to advance to Waratahs showdown

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Paul Cully The Brumbies are in good position to beat the Chiefs in Canberra on Saturday and set up a likely blockbuster against the Waratahs in Sydney the following week.

Union

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Rugby

Brumbies v Chiefs

Re-signed: Matt Toomua.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

As it happened

ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Liam Messam of the Chiefs is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies host the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium, live from 7.40pm.

Rugby

Will Skelton's younger brother signs with Chiefs

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Georgina Robinson His big brother might be a cult hero in NSW but Cameron Skelton wants to make his name elsewhere. 

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Union

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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Chris Dutton The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Chiefs tweak a little for Brumbies clash

Aaron Cruden has won the No.10 jersey for Test against England.

The Chiefs have made just one change to their starting XV to face the Brumbies in Canberra in their Super Rugby playoff.

Rugby

Highlanders down Chiefs in Dunedin thriller

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The Highlanders have further loosened the Chiefs' hold on the Super Rugby title with a 29-25 win in a hard-fought contest that produced a nail-biting ending in Dunedin.

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Highlanders v Chiefs

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Henry Speight's the one who got away: Chiefs

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David Barbeler Brumbies excitement machine Henry Speight didn't just leave the Chiefs lamenting a qualifying finals loss.

Union

ACT Brumbies prepare for grand final re-match against Waikato Chiefs and a chance to make Super Rugby history

The Brumbies are also on track for a second-round meeting with the NSW Waratahs in Sydney after their thumping 47-25 win against the Western Force and overnight results locked them into fourth place on the ladder.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will have to defy Super Rugby history to achieve their championship dream.

Chiefs look to Canberra in buoyant mood

Aaron Cruden missed the flogging the Chiefs suffered against the Brumbies in April.

The double defending champion Waikato Chiefs hardly set the world alight as they scraped into Super Rugby's playoffs but are heading to Canberra for the rematch of last year's final against the ACT...

Union

Clyde Rathbone has no time for reflection before Super Rugby final against Waikato Chiefs

Brumbies player Clyde Rathbone watches Brumbies training at UC on Monday.

David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies legend Clyde Rathbone has clearly had an effect on the teammates around him, which that's why they won't be "doing it for Clyde" in his final Super Rugby game on Canberra Stadium on...

Blues v Chiefs

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Canes' big hooker issues for Chiefs clash

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All three Hurricanes specialist hookers are in doubt for the Super Rugby game against the Chiefs which could be their last of the season.

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Chiefs v Hurricanes

Going nowhere: Aaron Cruden is tackled by Nasi Manu.

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby

Chiefs revive Super Rugby hopes with win over Hurricanes

Back on track: Ben Tameifuna carts the ball up for the Chiefs towards Hurricanes forward Ardie Savea at Waikato Stadium.

The Chiefs snapped a three-match losing streak to keep their Super Rugby hopes alive with a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Friday.

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Union

Brumbies breakaway David Pocock wary of Waikato Chiefs' finals experience

Injured Brumby David Pocock.

David Polkinghorne Last week finals experience was the ACT Brumbies' friend, but this week it's their enemy.