Another banner night for the ABs and another night of the Super Rugby champions missing out.
How does a team that has won back-to-back Super Rugby titles improve to stay ahead of the pack?
Ben Tameifuna uses Fight for Life to step up his training efforts for the Chiefs in a bid to be an All Black.
But the new Chiefs CEO Andrew Flexman admits winning over fans in Taranaki will be hard.
It was the biggest kick of Aaron Cruden's young rugby life and boy was he happy to get a second go.
The Chiefs will again include a preseason trial against the Reds in Queensland as part of the preparations for their title defence.
Defending Super Rugby champions will again include a pre-season trial against the Reds.
The man, his Chiefs and his All Blacks dream
What makes Dave Rennie such a brilliant coach? It's all about winning the respect of the locals, writes Mark Reason.
Sonny Bill Williams is "almost the total opposite to what he's portrayed in the media," says Dave Rennie.
Racing Fruean and Nanai-Williams to No.15
"There will be some tough decisions to be made," says Dave Rennie.
Loyal fans eager to get their hands on a 2014 Chiefs jersey can get a sneak peek of the new design.
Chiefs likely to play lucrative match against French club next year.
Sam Cane and Aaron Cruden are among five Chiefs players selected.
Veteran All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina is returning to the New Zealand scene, signing with the Chiefs for next year.
Chiefs sign Fruean, Muliaina for 2014
That completes their roster and means they have given up on snaring Ma'a Nonu.
But was what Messam said enough to convince the All Blacks star to head to Hamilton?
OPINION: Someone needs to tell SBW you do not pick and choose when to become an All Black.
Chiefs looking at Robbie Fruen, says Rennie
Chiefs have a week to sign two more backs to complete their 2014 season but it seems Ma'a Nonu is unlikely to be one of those.
Ma'a might be heading to Chiefs country
With Sonny Bill Williams out of the picture, the Chiefs are now looking at signing All Black Ma'a Nonu.
'We are disappointed,' says Dave Rennie
It's official: Sonny Bill Williams will not be returning to New Zealand rugby and the Chiefs in 2014.
All they need is a third halfback and another midfield back to complete their squad.
Sonny Bill Williams has 12 days to decide whether he will return to New Zealand rugby union next year.
Sonny Bill Williams met with Chiefs coaches and NZRU officials in Sydney yesterday.
OPINION: There was a game at Ellis Park at the weekend that shows why SBW will be feeling rugby tugging so persistently at him.
It's looking more and more likely Williams is headed back to Chiefs country.
Chiefs will start their quest for a third straight title by renewing their rivalry with the Crusaders.
Sonny Bill Williams could sign for Counties Manukau when he rejoins the Chiefs next season.
The Chiefs' signing of Englishman Matt Symons may have caused some mutterings among the All Blacks selectors.
The "quick and powerful" winger will make a difference to the Chiefs' backline, says Dave Rennie.
Canterbury's English lock, Matt Symons, has signed with the Chiefs for 2014.
A spot is being kept open for Sonny Bill Williams but the Chiefs need up to six others to complete their squad.
New Chiefs boss was born and bred in the region and is "passionate" about coming home.
There's growing speculation SBW's coming home, but the Chiefs say nothing has been confirmed - yet.
It may not be official yet, but it looks like Sonny Bill Williams will be returning to the Chiefs next year.
Hopes of luring AB wing to Hamilton
Julian Savea's decision on his playing future is imminent with the Chiefs suddenly emerging as the frontrunner.
It is looking increasingly like the Chiefs will be partly owned by the Taranaki Rugby Union among others next season.
Two home games in Taranaki looking increasingly likely for the Chiefs franchise.
A potential deal between Taranaki Rugby and the Chiefs could still be several weeks away from being finalised.
Momentum appears to be growing for a clash between European champions Toulon and Super Rugby champions the Chiefs.
Plans to get him and SBW here for 2014
Jerome Kaino has been earmarked by the Chiefs alongside Sonny Bill Williams as the prime targets to ensure a Super Rugby treble.
Vant Leven returns to the Waikato starting XV for Friday night's Ranfurly Shield defence against Otago.
Chiefs secure services of All Blacks trio Messam, Cane and Kerr-Barlow for the next two seasons.
All Blacks great fears the open pursuit of Sonny Bill Williams could effect thin midfield stocks.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will find out next month if and when SBW is coming back to Hamilton.
OPINION: The Chiefs' procession along the streets of Hamilton yesterday redefined the old tradition of the 'ticker tape parade.'
Super Rugby champions for the second year running and only five players in the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad.
In what other team would the incumbent All Blacks test openside flanker accept a role of coming off the bench?
Last year Liam Messam got up to receive the player of the Super Rugby final honours only for there being no trophy to give him.
Craig Clarke is the calm head to co-captain Liam Messam's all-action approach in the Chiefs and that will be missed.
Ugly and gutsy. Liam Messam reckons that summed up not only the Chiefs' Super Rugby final victory on Saturday night but their whole season.
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