There was no victory parade for the Chiefs, but that didn't stop them raising a glass to another hard-fought season.
A year off from his coaching duties at the Chiefs is an option assistant coach Wayne Smith might be contemplating, but not necessarily to rejoin the All Blacks.
Coach Dave Rennie claims referees having been taking preconceived ideas about his team into matches.
Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith says the Brumbies are more attack-oriented under coach Stephen Larkham.
The last time the Chiefs went to Canberra to play the Brumbies they came back reeling from a thumping.
Chiefs will appear in the Super Rugby playoffs for the third year in a row, thanks to their defence.
Powerful front-rower delights coach Dave Rennie by signing with defending champions for another year.
The Chiefs can still force their way into the Super Rugby playoffs, but it is now or never.
EVAN PEGDEN - Waikato TimesFormer Crusader back in No 15 jersey for tomorrow night's final home game against the Hurricanes.
All Black Aaron Cruden is the only player who keeps his spot in the Chiefs' starting backline this week.
Team needs to get out there and prove it - Smith
Wayne Smith figures the Chiefs need nine points from their final two games for a shot at making playoffs.
The Chiefs have questions to answer as their Super Rugby season hangs on a knife edge.
The Chiefs' chances of a Super Rugby three-peat look to be coming to an end after a 29-25 defeat in Dunedin.
Damian McKenzie has had plenty of good advice from the player he has replaced at the Chiefs.
Back-to-back losses going into the international break have forced the Chiefs to make changes to their game.
The Chiefs are preparing for a fast-paced game under the roof in Dunedin when they return to Super Rugby action.
Captain labelled it his worst performance in a Chiefs jersey and he was not getting any arguments from his coach.
Super Rugby three-peat goal in tatters for Chiefs after 33-17 loss to Waratahs in New Plymouth.
A few weeks ago the Chiefs pegged the Hurricanes and Waratahs as their two toughest opponents lying in wait.
Chiefs' Sam Cane is ready to take on long-time rival Michael Hooper when he celebrates his 50th Super Rugby match.
NIGEL YALDEN - Waikato TimesOPINION: Make no bones about it: the Chiefs face their biggest challenge of the Dave Rennie-era in New Plymouth this evening and it comes from within.
The Chiefs have made eight changes for Saturday's must-win Super Rugby home game against the Waratahs in New Plymouth.
Charlie Ngatai will call Hamilton home for at least another two years after signing a new deal with the Chiefs.
Chiefs ready to be written off by rivals after walloping by the Hurricanes, but coach Rennie has other ideas.
Yes, the Chiefs are starting to move nicely into the business end of the Super Rugby season.
Chiefs midfielder extends his Super Rugby contract with the Chiefs until the end of 2015.
Of the five rookies named in the All Blacks training squad last week, Malakai Fekitoa appears best placed to survive the cut.
Two tough matches ahead for Chiefs have coach Rennie worried, but he's buoyed by return of key players.
Two-try effort endears Chiefs prop to new Taranaki fans, earning him rapturous applause when subbed.
The Chiefs make statement in their bid to win three straight Super Rugby titles with a 32-20 win over the Blues.
Chiefs prop Pauliasi Manu has never started against his old Blues team but always had an appetite for the Super Rugby local derby.
The Chiefs need to quickly establish New Plymouth as home territory if they are to extend the Blues' road win drought.
The Chiefs have made three personnel changes to their starting XV to face the Blues in New Plymouth.
Don't write us off just yet, say Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith and skipper Liam Messam.
The Chiefs had not been prepared to offer former All Black Mils Muliaina an early contract extension that might have stopped him going overseas.
Nathan Harris has come a long way in a short space of time this season.
If the Chiefs are to shoot for a three-peat of titles they have to find a way to do it against non-South African teams.
The Chiefs rediscovered their try-scoring mojo with six touchdowns.
Dwayne Sweeney reckons he hasn't been so nervous before a game for at least three years.
The Chiefs are at a crossroads in their season after losing their Super Rugby New Zealand Conference lead and head coach Dave Rennie says the next two weeks will be crucial.
The Chiefs have made six changes to their team to take on the Crusaders in Hamilton.
Chiefs two-metre lock Brodie Retallick is confident he will be cleared to play for the Chiefs against the Crusaders.
Look for the Chiefs to step up in the next few weeks after a run of incomplete performances.
Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie says it's time his side put their foot down in Super Rugby 2014.
Jordan Payne is living the dream after a 34-minute cameo on debut for the Chiefs on Saturday night.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie makes eight changes to his starting lineup against the Rebels this weekend.
The Chiefs' player depth has carried them impressively through heavy injury tolls this season and last.
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.
The Chiefs will be tested after their All Black playmaker Aaron Cruden broke his thumb at the weekend.
The Chiefs are heading home to Hamilton determined to sort out their dreadful starts.
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