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Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win

Second-string Lions step up in Chiefs win

HAMILTON: British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is tipping plenty of lively debate in Wednesday's Test selection meeting after his supposed second-string troops outclassed the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton.

  • by Angelo Risso

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Waikato Chiefs survive late Hurricanes onslaught for third successive derby success
Hurricanes

Waikato Chiefs survive late Hurricanes onslaught for third successive derby success

The Chiefs weathered the storm to overcome the Hurricanes 26-18 on a soaking wet Friday night in Hamilton.

  • by Joseph Pearson
Waikato Chiefs take advantage of 14-man Auckland Blues in high-scoring Super rugby affair
Blues

Waikato Chiefs take advantage of 14-man Auckland Blues in high-scoring Super rugby affair

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.

Ben Smith injured as Waikato Chiefs end losing streak to Otago Highlanders
Highlanders

Ben Smith injured as Waikato Chiefs end losing streak to Otago Highlanders

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.

Former All Black Sione Lauaki dead, aged 35
New Zealand rugby

Former All Black Sione Lauaki dead, aged 35

Former All Blacks and Chiefs loose forward Sione Lauaki has died aged 35.

Brisbane Global Tens to feel the heat as players get set for punishing conditions

Brisbane Global Tens to feel the heat as players get set for punishing conditions

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
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Charles Ngatai says Chiefs hit hard by Mad Monday claims

Charles Ngatai says Chiefs hit hard by Mad Monday claims

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
Super Rugby 2016: Highlanders leapfrog Chiefs in Dunedin thriller
Highlanders

Super Rugby 2016: Highlanders leapfrog Chiefs in Dunedin thriller

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.

Super Rugby 2016: Liam Messam fizzing about Chiefs return
New Zealand rugby

Super Rugby 2016: Liam Messam fizzing about Chiefs return

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.

Super Rugby: Late Damian McKenzie penalty takes Chiefs past Crusaders in Fiji
Crusaders

Super Rugby: Late Damian McKenzie penalty takes Chiefs past Crusaders in Fiji

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.

Super Rugby 2016: Chiefs grind out tough win over Sharks
Sharks

Super Rugby 2016: Chiefs grind out tough win over Sharks

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.