It was a case of missed opportunities for the Chiefs, whose season was ended in Wellington.
Taranaki sneak past Counties Manukau in miserable conditions.
Youngest in talented Barrett family making his mark.
The Hurricanes are the ones with all the expectations on them, and the Chiefs are quite happy to slide under the radar.
Development coach can't fault players' attitude.
"The best Taranaki senior team in years" dominated a quartet of Nelson sides to go undefeated at their only tournament of the year.
Taranaki should be one step ahead of Counties Manukau in their pre-season match.
Chiefs playmaker Aaron Cruden is preparing to replicate Beauden Barrett's skillful execution.
Tysons held on to top spot in the Taranaki premier one competition, winning a tough battle against Old Boys.
Chiefs midfielder was told his season might be over, but he was having none of that.
Michael Leitch has recovered from his broken thumb to be named on the bench for Saturday's semi.
"I know the need for commitment and focus."
Several new players to start for Taranaki in their first pre-season game.
The Chiefs excitement machine is hoping to change nothing, and continue to spark his team.
Joe Allen might have impressed at Euro 16 but it wasn't enough to save his spot in the Liverpool squad.
Super Rugby down to four, so which team statistically has the edge? Find the title favourite here.
Zac Reid has found his talent equally adept in the pool and the ocean.
Aotearoa's biggest gathering of Maori surfers will return to Taranaki this year.
"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.
Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.
The Crusaders give the impression they are struggling to figure out what to do to keep up.
Having clinched a top-two finish, Tysons look to refine their game ahead of the playoffs.
Stephen Hills is hoping to set a high benchmark when he becomes the first Kiwi to compete in the trike event at the Paralympic Games.
Zak Hetherington's first trip overseas will be spent representing New Zealand in motocross.
A pair of small town darts men are showing promise after a successful trip to the national junior and youth championships.
Hurricanes out to show they're about more than Dane Coles.
English import Jack Sanderson was able to pick up a hat-trick to help New Plymouth Rangers bag another win.
The Coastal Cobras put 30 on the top-ranked Waitara Bears to seal a spot in the Lile Shield final.
Standout tour with the NZ Select team in China could see a promotion for Breakers development player.
While their baton was in safe hands, the New Zealand under-20 women's 4x100m relay team have seen a national record slip through their fingers.