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Chiefs make six changes

Liam Messam

The Chiefs have made six changes to their team to take on the Crusaders in Hamilton.

Retallick likely to get green light

Brodie Retallick

Chiefs two-metre lock Brodie Retallick is confident he will be cleared to play for the Chiefs against the Crusaders.

Payne revels in Super chance

Jordan Payne

Jordan Payne is living the dream after a 34-minute cameo on debut for the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Marshall backs Chiefs to step up

Rhys Marshall

Look for the Chiefs to step up in the next few weeks after a run of incomplete performances.

Rennie wants more from Chiefs

Augustine Pulu

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie says it's time his side put their foot down in Super Rugby 2014.

Chiefs lineup against the Rebels

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie makes eight changes to his starting lineup against the Rebels this weekend.

Chiefs' depth faces the ultimate test

Cruden

The Chiefs' player depth has carried them impressively through heavy injury tolls this season and last.

Chiefs forced to hand over keys

Aaron Cruden

OPINION: Like the All Blacks had to learn to live without Dan Carter, the Chiefs now have to find a way to thrive without Aaron Cruden.

Cruden sidelined by thumb

Cruden

The Chiefs will be tested after their All Black playmaker Aaron Cruden broke his thumb at the weekend.

Chiefs need quick fix to slow starts

Chiefs second-five Tom Marshall

The Chiefs are heading home to Hamilton determined to sort out their dreadful starts.

Rennie left frustrated

GO FORWARD: Flanker Mike Fitzgerald provides some rare first-half go-forward for the Chiefs at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, yesterday.

While the Chiefs stunning comeback left many enthused, the team were decidedly grumpy about the performance.

Another week, another draw

Tom Marshall

Chiefs produce another remarkable comeback for second successive Super Rugby draw.

Win over Cheetahs 'essential'

Dave Rennie

Beaten by the Force and a draw with the Bulls makes pretty sad reading for defending champions.

Better balance in attack sought

Aaron Cruden

Chiefs can't keep relying on long-range attack and need to improve across the board, forwards coach says.

Fight back masks patchy display

Ben Tameifuna

The Chiefs showed the consistency of curdled milk in their 34-34 draw against the Bulls in Pretoria.

Subs show super skills for Chiefs to draw

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie got exactly what he wanted out of his impact players in the Chiefs' 34 all draw in Pretoria.

Chiefs wield axe for team to play Bulls

Renne

Chiefs coach reacts to the sloppiest performance under his command by making eight changes ahead of clash with Bulls.

Champion attitude missing

Western Force

Dave Rennie and his coaching staff had plenty to ponder on the journey from Perth to Johannesburg following the side's first loss.

Cane ready for belated action

Sam Cane

Once again, All Blacks flanker Sam Cane is set to endure another heavy toll this year.

Horrell has a hole to fill

Andrew Horrell

Injuries have forced noticeable holes in the Chief's midfield, but the team isn't about to dwell on player losses.

First fives: It's your call, boss

Aaron Cruden

OPINION: Only two Kiwi 10s are in charge. There's a reason for that, writes Andrew Mehrtens.

Latimer brings up ton in style

Tanerau Latimer

Tanerau Latimer feels he could not have celebrated his 100th Super Rugby game in any better fashion.

Heart problems rule Fruean out

Robbie Fruean

Blockbusting Chiefs centre Robbie Fruean has again been sidelined by his heart condition.

Future hanging in the balance

Robbie Fruean

The Chiefs are set to decide on whether they will take heart-troubled Robbie Fruean with the team to Perth and South Africa.

Tasman quartet prove Chiefs winners

The Chiefs Tasman foursome have shown how the coaching staff is winning the recruitment war once again.

Chiefs run away with victory

Tim Nanai-Williams

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Chiefs produce a dominant 36-20 win over the Stormers extending their unbeaten run to three.

Chiefs need size and smarts

Ben Afeaki

The Chiefs to field biggest forward pack yet against the Stormers tonight.

Rennie blasts cheating claims

Dave Rennie

Chiefs coach pours cold water on allegations that his players deliberately hold back players off the ball.

Squire up for Stormers battle

Liam Squire

Exciting new Chiefs No 8 given a big opportunity to establish himself in starting debut.

Chiefs name line-up

Gareth Anscombe

The Chiefs name Gareth Anscombe and Tom Marshall in starting XV to take on the Stormers on Friday night.

New Chief learning at the top

James Lowe

Nelson's James Lowe could be poised to make his starting debut for the Chiefs on the wing on Friday.

Australian teams ones to watch

Dave Rennie

Chiefs coach dwells on good form shown by overseas sides rather than getting worried about under performing Kiwi teams.

Latimer ready for 100th game

Tanerau Latimer

Tanerau Latimer is set to become the latest Chief to reach 100 Super Rugby appearances.

Marshall eager for gametime

Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall moved north to challenge for the 15 jumper but is now looking for any chance to get on the park with his new teammates.

Chiefs looking to speed things up

Dave Rennie

The Chiefs main focus against the Stormers on Saturday night will be a new urgency in their attacking game.

A helping hand from home

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I'm the guy who picked the Crusaders to win Super Rugby this year. My wife was the first to remind me.

Is the Chiefs' success sustainable?

Dave Rennie

OPINION: A breakdown of the numbers suggest the Chiefs may struggle to win a third title.

Smith galvanising the Chiefs

Wayne Smith

OPINION: There are many similarities between what Wayne Smith did at the Crusaders and what he does at the Chiefs.

Cruden's trusty boot the winner

Aaron Cruden

Co-captain Aaron Cruden didn't need to prove he is the Chiefs' most valuable player but he did anyway.

Cruden steers Chiefs to win

Tim Nanai-Williams

Chiefs' back line too strong as last year's competition winners go top of NZ conference.

Steve Tew hits back at criticism

Steve Tew

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has hit back at criticism of Super Rugby's soon to be announced expansion.

Ex-Chief signs on with Stormers

Sailosi Tagicakibau

Former Chiefs wing Sailosi Tagicakibau is returning to Super Rugby in a loan deal with the Stormers.

Kerr-Barlow ready for delayed season start

Tawera Kerr-Barlow

Chiefs halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow is confident he has overcome a foot injury to take his place against the Highlanders.

Latimer 'pumped' to push off

Tanerau Latimer

Latimer watches a rookie take his place and suffers cramp as he races to get fit for Highlanders match.

Good news on injury front

Mils Muliaina

Some players are expected back this week as the Chiefs work on strategies to avoid having to defend for so long.

Weber pulling his weight

Brad Weber

Brad Weber has bulked up - he's up to 74-75kg dripping wet.

No excuses for champion Chiefs

Injuries won't alter focus after hard-fought win

Aaron Cruden

The Chiefs might need to add a new wing to their casualty ward, but don't expect that to alter their focus of trying to lead Super Rugby's New Zealand Conference going into next week's bye.

Chief Cruden cracks cauldron

Aaron Cruden

Aaron Cruden loves this captaincy lark. One game, one victory, and one pretty serious statement sent out.

'Insanity' of Super plans

Dave Rennie

The backlash to Super Rugby expansion has begun, led by Chiefs coach Dave Rennie.

Chiefs punish Crusaders for win

Aaron Cruden

James Lowe became a Chiefs hero last night, giving his team an unlikely 18-10 victory over the Crusaders.

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