The Chiefs name Gareth Anscombe and Tom Marshall in starting XV to take on the Stormers on Friday night.
Nelson's James Lowe could be poised to make his starting debut for the Chiefs on the wing on Friday.
Chiefs coach dwells on good form shown by overseas sides rather than getting worried about under performing Kiwi teams.
Tanerau Latimer is set to become the latest Chief to reach 100 Super Rugby appearances.
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.
The Chiefs main focus against the Stormers on Saturday night will be a new urgency in their attacking game.
I'm the guy who picked the Crusaders to win Super Rugby this year. My wife was the first to remind me.
OPINION: A breakdown of the numbers suggest the Chiefs may struggle to win a third title.
OPINION: There are many similarities between what Wayne Smith did at the Crusaders and what he does at the Chiefs.
Co-captain Aaron Cruden didn't need to prove he is the Chiefs' most valuable player but he did anyway.
Chiefs' back line too strong as last year's competition winners go top of NZ conference.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has hit back at criticism of Super Rugby's soon to be announced expansion.
Former Chiefs wing Sailosi Tagicakibau is returning to Super Rugby in a loan deal with the Stormers.
Chiefs halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow is confident he has overcome a foot injury to take his place against the Highlanders.
Latimer watches a rookie take his place and suffers cramp as he races to get fit for Highlanders match.
Some players are expected back this week as the Chiefs work on strategies to avoid having to defend for so long.
Brad Weber has bulked up - he's up to 74-75kg dripping wet.
Injuries won't alter focus after hard-fought win
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.
Aaron Cruden loves this captaincy lark. One game, one victory, and one pretty serious statement sent out.
The backlash to Super Rugby expansion has begun, led by Chiefs coach Dave Rennie.
James Lowe became a Chiefs hero last night, giving his team an unlikely 18-10 victory over the Crusaders.
Match commentary and stats for first Super Rugby match of the year involving Kiwi teams.
Tonight's Super Rugby opener in NZ has the makings of a blockbuster.
Sports editor Evan Pegden dishes out his hopes for the Chiefs in 2014.
As champions the Chiefs have higher expectations than in their underachieving past.
Mils Muliaina to make return to Super Rugby against Crusaders on Friday night.
Seven months ago Tim Nanai-Williams' body was in a bad way.
Twelve months ago Rhys Marshall was the little known new kid on the block, plucked by the Chiefs from the New Zealand and Hawke's Bay under-20 teams as a young hooker understudy.
Tasman's Tevita Koloamatangi is ready for the daunting assignment of taking on Richie McCaw.
The Chiefs will go into their opening game of the Super Rugby season without their two All Black open-side flankers.
Anton Leinert-Brown has missed a year of rugby but the teenager already looks at home in the Chiefs' backline.
The Chiefs answered a few questions about their preparedness for the Super Rugby season with a 43-19 victory in their final pre-season trial.
Sam Cane is adamant last year's standards won't be good enough if the Chiefs want to go for a three-peat.
Nathan Harris is not an official member of the Chiefs' squad but he is one of two who will carry the hooking load.
'I'm back now': Mils brings fresh experience
Mils Muliaina has only been away for two seasons but he can't believe the changes at the Chiefs in that time.
The Chiefs look set to open their Super Rugby title defence against the Crusaders in Christchurch next week well below strength.
The players and the fans aren't likely to notice much of a change but a new high-powered board of directors will now run the Chiefs.
Dave Rennie has rubbished the inference that the Chiefs failed to take proper care of Craig Clarke when he was concusssed.
New Zealand's senior Super Rugby players are leading a push to eliminate the popular double round of "derby" games.
The NZ franchises went head to head on the go-kart track at the Super Rugby launch, with the Chiefs nabbing first place.
Chiefs enter into a high performance partnership with Japanese Top League side the Kobelco Steelers.
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OPINION: In case you missed it, there were a few weeks this summer when rugby wasn't being played.
The Chiefs were given a significant workout on Saturday night, as they took to the field for the first time in 2014 with a 31-20 loss to the Reds in Australia.
The champion Chiefs did not suffer any collateral damage during their 31-20 loss to the Reds in Toowoomba.
Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden will co-captain the franchise this season.
'We would have loved to have brought him over'
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has revealed how he "would have loved" to sign Wallabies star Israel Folau.
If there's one player a holiday would have done wonders for, it's Brodie Retallick.
Aaron Cruden's back from Bora Bora and happy to be home in Chiefs country.
Chiefs train like champions in pre-season to try and propel them to a Super XV three-peat.
Family may lead Chiefs winger Asaeli Tikoirotuma to Europe at the end of the Super Rugby season.
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