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.
Former All Black Liam Messam is set to make a shock return to the injury-struck Chiefs squad ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa clash with the Blues.
The Chiefs’ hot streak extended to five wins as Damian McKenzie kicked the match-winning penalty after the full-time siren to seal a 26-24 victory against the Hurricanes in Hamilton on Friday.
Former All Blacks and Chiefs duo Stephen Donald and Liam Messam are set to feature in the second season of a rugby reality TV series.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has given an injury update after he underwent corrective surgery on his torn right pectoral tendon.
Damian McKenzie struck a long-range penalty in the sixth minute of extra time as the Chiefs beat the Highlanders 26-23 via the golden-point rule in Dunedin on Saturday.
The All Blacks may head into the Rugby Championship without captain Sam Cane, who has been ruled out for up to six months with a chest injury.
Damian McKenzie scored a self-converted try in the last minute of an enthralling contest to give the Chiefs a 15-12 win over the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday.
Take a look at this in-depth, visual analysis of Highlanders skipper Aaron Smith’s successful captain’s referral, a new law variation introduced in Super Rugby Aotearoa this season.
Hurricanes loose forward Ardie Savea, who is known for throwing exaggerated dummies, produced another entertaining moment during Saturday’s Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Chiefs.