It’s Aaron Cruden and Sonny Bill Williams against Stephen Larkham and Matt Giteau as the 2012 Chiefs travel to face the 2004 Brumbies in Game 16 of the Greatest Super Rugby Team tournament.
All Blacks centre Anton Lienert-Brown starred as the Chiefs claimed a 36-26 victory over the Rebels in Sydney on Sunday.
The Chiefs have had to extend their stay in Australia after their home game against the Rebels was moved from Hamilton to Sydney due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Victoria.
Damian McKenzie has been handed a three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle, ending his Super Rugby Trans-Tasman season but keeping him in contention for the upcoming All Blacks Tests.
The Chiefs continued New Zealand’s winning streak against Trans-Tasman foes as they thrashed the Brumbies 40-19 on Saturday.
Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan is adamant none of his players or staff were involved in disorderly conduct at their Christchurch hotel after losing to the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final.
The Crusaders showed their trademark grit to secure a fifth-straight Super Rugby title, overcoming a gallant Chiefs side in Christchurch.
Flyhalf Richie Mounga rescued the Crusaders from two yellow cards, kicking 14 points in a 24-13 win over the Chiefs in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final in Christchurch on Saturday.
The SA Rugby magazine team’s Superbru picks for this weekend’s Rainbow Cup derbies and Super Rugby finals.
The Blues rounded off their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign after scoring six tries to inflict a 39-19 defeat on the Chiefs in Auckland on Saturday.