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Concerns for Retallick after Crusaders rout

The Chiefs join the Hurricanes on top of the Super Rugby ladder after beating the Crusaders in round three.

With a crowd of over 18,000 last night in Hamilton, the Chiefs handed the Crusaders one of their heaviest defeats in a five-try rout which ended 40-16. 165 more words

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The World XV

With so much argument being had over the state of a World XV side, perhaps a North American view will provide a break from other countries national biases (I’m looking at you “ 914 more words

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Chiefs avoiding "injury crisis" ahead of Crusaders encounter

The Chiefs are hard at work preparing for a strong Crusaders squad this weekend.

There were notable injuries from the Brumbies match, but at today’s training and media session it looked like Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams in particular were back to near match-fit status. 338 more words

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Lowe signs with Chiefs for further two years

James Lowe has committed to the Chiefs for another two years.

Announced by Chiefs Rugby this morning, Lowe is joined by talented prop Pauliasi Manu to re sign with the club for two further years. 76 more words

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Manu Vatuvei Would Consider Rugby Union Switch

New Zealand Warriors winger and fan favourite Manu Vatuvei has openly expressed his desire to one day pull on the All Backs jersey.

He is currently in the last year of his contract and at the age of 29 understands that his next contract will need to assist in setting him up for life after sport.   61 more words

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Fishing to Final. Stephen Donald

He hadn’t kicked a ball for five weeks and had been fishing down on the Waikato river with friends before getting the call to come to Auckland and play in the Rugby World Cup final. 8 more words

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Chiefs steal victory from strong Brumbies

The Chiefs have scrapped through to a tough victory over the Brumbies 19-17 in New Plymouth tonight.

Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie was pleased with the victory but said there was a lot of frustration in the coaching box throughout the game. 441 more words

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