Even the PM thinks the Chiefs will win

Prime Minister John Key knows the way to the Waikato's heart.

The rugby tragic PM has tipped the mighty Chiefs to win this Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final clashwith some other team calling themselves the Crusaders.

When doorstopped in Hamilton today by Fairfax's Aaron Leaman, Key confidently predicted the Chiefs would triumph.

''Look I reckon the Chiefs will be hard to beat here. You know, they are at home (in front of) a very parochial crowd,'' he said.

''I mean I know all the money will be on the Crusaders because of the way they played at the weekend but I think the Chiefs might sneak home.''