Chiefs take bonus-point win over Canes

June 28, 2013 0
The Chiefs jumped to the top of the Super Rugby table with a bonus-point 34-22 win over the Hurricanes in Hamilton on Friday. Date June 28, 2013 - 7:58PM MATCH STATS The four-tries-to-three win means the defending champions leapfrog the Brumbies to top the overall table by 61 points to 59 with a game in…

Chiefs team for Blues

March 28, 2013 0
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Blues in their Investec Super Rugby encounter at ASB Baypark Stadium, Mount Maunganui on Easter Saturday at 7.35pm. Ahead of one of the most anticipated Investec Super Rugby matches this year, Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie said “The Blues are a very good side.  They obviously had impressive…

Masaga off to Japan

March 25, 2013 0
Chiefs’ winger Lelia Masaga will head off shore at the conclusion of the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition to continue his rugby career in Japan. The twenty-six year old has signed with the Japanese club Honda for two seasons. The winger who has played 80 games for the Chiefs and earned the nickname ‘Flash’ for…

SPRED the Love

March 13, 2013 18
Resident contributor, Shields, cautions against the hype around our teams following this weekend's results. Brendon Shields Okay, so I am regularly berated on this site for advocating a fun-n-gun approach to rugby and seemingly do not care for results as long as the game is entertaining. I enjoy the banter even though I do realise…

Chiefs: Messam gets his ton

March 13, 2013 0
Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam is to become the first Chief to play 100 Investec Super Rugby matches when the Chiefs play the Southern Kings this weekend. The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning, 6.10am New Zealand time (Friday 15 March 7.10pm…

Kings unchanged for Chiefs

March 12, 2013 0
The Southern Kings have announced an unchanged squad to tackle the Chiefs on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Speaking at the press conference this morning, Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons said the unchanged team was a testament to the players’ commitment and dedication. “I think we spoke at the beginning of the…

Chiefs team for Stormers

March 7, 2013 9
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Stormers in their Investec Super Rugby game at DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Sunday morning at 4.05am (Saturday 9 March 5.05pm SA time). Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made several changes to his side.  Mahonri Schwalger starts at hooker and Tanerau Latimer at No…

Liebenberg returns off the bench for Stormers

March 6, 2013 7
The Stormers will take on the defending champion Chiefs at DHL Newlands on Saturday (kick-off 17h05), and Coetzee has kept the changes to a minimum – making just two adjustments to the bench. Fit-again Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg comes in for Martin Bezuidenhout on the bench, whilst Dewaldt Duvenage replaces Louis Schreuder as the back-up…

Chiefs team for Cheetahs

February 28, 2013 13
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Cheetahs in their first Investec Super Rugby home game at Waikato Stadium on Saturday night at 7.35pm. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to his starting line up.  Hooker Hika Elliot’s calf injury has recovered to see him take the reins off young hooker…

Sarel starts against Chiefs

February 27, 2013 5
Scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius will start for the Cheetahs against the Chiefs in their Super Rugby match in Hamilton on Saturday. News24 Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time. According to the rugby365.com website, Pretorius for Piet van Zyl at No 9 is the only change to the starting XV following their 29-22 loss to the Sharks in Bloemfontein…

Landers name team for Chiefs

February 21, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow. This is the opening  game of the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition for both New Zealand franchises. Three players will make their first run-on start for the Highlanders; Tony Woodcock, Joe Wheeler and Ma’a Nonu…

Chiefs announce team for Highlanders match

February 20, 2013 0
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Highlanders in their first game of the Investec Super Rugby competition in Dunedin on Friday. Tim Nanai-Williams will take the field at centre, after a solid performance in last week’s trial against the Hurricanes.  Chiefs’ midfielders, Bundee Aki and Charlie Ngatai have both been cleared to…

Chiefs team for Reds warm-up

February 7, 2013 0
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Reds in their second trial match at Stockland Stadium, Sunshine Coast, 7pm Australian time (10pm New Zealand time) this Friday night. The Chiefs’ All Blacks will get a run after having limited action during their sides 36-14 win against the Highlanders in last weeks trial match. …

Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

January 22, 2013 22
When it comes to picking the favourites to lead the South Africa conference the popular vote seems to be split between the Stormers and the Sharks. The teams that contested in last year’s Currie Cup final appears to have the most depth compared to the other South African franchises with the Sharks also arguably offering…

Chiefs announce 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 30, 2012 2
Super Rugby 2012 Champions, the Chiefs have formally announced their squad for the 2013 campaign. The Chiefs re-signed many of their players during the 2012 season, and added four players in the selection process to complete the 2013 squad: former All Black Ross Filipo who returned to Wellington after playing rugby in France and England,…
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