The Chiefs weathered the storm to overcome the Hurricanes 26-18 on a soaking wet Friday night in Hamilton.
- by Joseph Pearson
The Waikato Chiefs capitalised on the red card shown to Steve Luatua on the stroke of half-time to record a comfortable 41-26 Super Rugby victory over the Auckland Blues in Hamilton on Friday.
James Lowe pounced on two wayward passes while Hika Elliot took advantage of a day-dreaming defence to give the Waikato Chiefs a 24-15 victory over a wasteful Otago Highlanders side who lost All Blacks fullback Ben Smith to a head injury on Friday.
The inaugural event will be played at the height of a looming heatwave that will see organisers roll out extreme temperature polices to ensure the welfare of players.
- by Phil Lutton
Chiefs centre Charles Ngatai has defended his team's culture in the wake of further wild 'Mad Monday' allegations at the two-time title-winning Super Rugby club.
- by Georgina Robinson
The Highlanders have finished the Super Rugby regular season in second place in the New Zealand conference after a pulsating 25-15 win over previous leaders the Chiefs.
Liam Messam can't wait to put on the Chiefs jersey for the first time in over a year when he faces the Reds in Brisbane on Friday.
Fullback Damian McKenzie slotted home a penalty as time expired to deny the Crusaders a bonus point as the Chiefs secured a 23-13 victory.
They were outscored three tries to two, but the Chiefs clung on to edge out the Sharks 24-22 in New Plymouth on Friday night to stay top of the Super Rugby table.