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Chiefs 2007 Super 14 Squad

January 6th, 2007

For 2007 the Chiefs have picked from the draft Tane Tu’ipulotu and Tasesa Lavea.
Chiefs 2007 Super 14 Squad: Sosene Anesi (Waikato), Steven Bates (Waikato), Ben Castle (Bay of Plenty), Simms Davison (Bay of Plenty), Aled de Malmanche (Waikato), Stephen Donald (Waikato), Jono Gibbes (Waikato), Marty Holah (Waikato), Richard Kahui (Waikato), Byron Kelleher (Waikato), Roy Kinikinilau (Waikato), Tanerau Latimer (Bay of Plenty), Sione Lauaki (Waikato), Tasesa Lavea (Auckland), Brendon Leonard (Waikato), Toby Lynn (Waikato), Lelia Masaga (Counties Manukau), Liam Messam (Waikato), Malili Muliaina (Waikato), Jamie Nutbrown (Bay of Plenty), Kristian Ormsby (Counties Manukau), Keith Robinson (Waikato), Sitiveni Sivivatu (Waikato), Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato), Niva Ta’auso (Counties Manukau), Anthony Tahana (Bay of Plenty), Tane Tu’ipulotu (Wellington), Craig West (Waikato), Nathan White (Waikato), Murray Williams (Bay of Plenty), Tom Willis (Waikato).


2007 Super 14 Fixtures

October 13th, 2006

The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) have released the schedule for the 2007 Super 14. The 2007 Super 14 season will start a week earlier to allow for the Rugby World Cup.

The competition starts off on 2nd February with the Blues hosting the Crusaders in Auckland. It finishes up with the grand final to be played on the 19th May.

It is still unknown which team will be the 5th South African side. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had originally planned for the Southern Spears to replace that country’s bottom-placed team this year, the Cats, for 2007 and 2008.
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Chiefs conquer Cats

April 16th, 2005

The Chiefs defeated the Cats 45-14 in the first Super 12 rugby match of Week 8 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton tonight.

The Chiefs score could have easily been closer to 70 as they butchered four movements that would have likely resulted in tries if it had not been for unforced errors.

The win for the Chiefs keeps their slim semi-final hopes alive.

For the Cats, Conrad Jantjes and Jaque Fourie played well. But the rest of the team played poorly. With only one win this year the Cats have no realistic chance of making the semi-finals and are only playing for pride, except the team seem to lack pride at the moment.

Chiefs - Tries: Byron Kelleher (2), Bernie Upton, Stephen Donald, Sione Lauaki, Sitiveni Sivivatu. Penalty: David Hill. Conversions: David Hill (6).

Cats - Tries: Conrad Jantjes, Juan Smith tries. Conversions: Andre Pretorius (2).


Jono Gibbes returns for the Chiefs

April 15th, 2005

Chiefs’ captain Jono Gibbes returns to his side this week as blindside flanker, for Friday night’s game against the Cats at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

While Sione Lauaki will move to number eight. While regular number eight, Steven Bates, is in doubt for the match because of a hamstring attachment injury and has been bracketed with Nili Latu on the bench.

Chiefs: Simms Davison, Aleki Lutui, Deacon Manu, Bernie Upton, Sean Hohneck, Jono Gibbes (captain), Marty Holah, Sione Lauaki, Byron Kelleher, Stephen Donald, Sailosi Tagicakibau, David Hill, Niva Ta’auso, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Sosene Anesi

Replacements: Scott Linklater , Ben Castle, Wayne Ormond, Steven Bates/Nili Latu, Kevin Senio, Keith Lowen, Adrian Cashmore


Chiefs smash Sharks

April 9th, 2005

The Chiefs defeated the Sharks 40-5 in a Super 12 game played at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.

Going into the match both teams had only recorded one win this year, so were desparate for the win.

Lock Keith Robinson was set to make his return from injury for the Chiefs, but failed a fitness test before the game and was replaced by Sean Hohneck.
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Keith Robinson back for Chiefs

April 8th, 2005

Lock Keith Robinson will return to the Chiefs starting team when they play the Sharks at Waikato Stadium this Saturday.

Robinson has been out with back problems for just under a year. He has played some club games in the past weeks and has trained with the team.

Captain Jono Gibbes is out with an injured hamstring and will miss the game. No. 8 Stephen Bates will fill in as captain for the game.

Chiefs: Sosene Anesi, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Niva Taauso, David Hill, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Stephen Donald, Byron Kelleher, Steven Bates (captain), Marty Holah, Sione Lauaki, Keith Robinson, Bernie Upton, Deacon Manu, Aleki Lutui, Michael Collins

Replacements: Scott Linklater, Simms Davison, Sean Hohneck, Wayne Ormond, Kevin Senio, Keith Lowen, Adrian Cashmore


Hurricanes defeat Chiefs

April 1st, 2005

The Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs 28-16 in the first game of Super 12 round 6 in a game played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

The Chiefs started well dominating field position in the early parts of the game, which resulted in try to fly-half David Hill in the 8th minute of the game.

The Hurricanes scored their first points in the 33rd minute when Stephen Bates was penalised for playing the ball in the ruck and Jimmy Gopperth kicked the resulting penalty.
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Chiefs name team to play Hurricanes

March 31st, 2005

Chiefs coach Ian Foster has named his team to take on the Hurricanes this Friday at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Seven changes have been made to the starting side that took on the Reds in their last game.

Sitiveni Sivivatu comes in at fullback after recovering from shoulder surgery, taking the spot of Adrian Cashmore who, with his wife, is expecting their first child.

Bay of Plenty lock Bernie Upton gets his first Super 12 start, pushing Sean Hohneck to the bench. Sailosi Tagicakibau is back on the wing after playing in the World Cup Sevens.

Keith Lowen comes back to the midfield at second five-eighths for Derek Maisey, who is out due to a knee injury. Byron Kelleher returns to his typical role as the starting halfback.

While veteran prop Michael Collins comes in at loose-head and Deacon Manu switches to tight head to accommodate him.

While blindside flanker, Marty Holah, will play his 50th game for the Chiefs.

Chiefs: Sitiveni Sivivatu, Sosene Anesi, Mark Ranby, Keith Lowen, Sailosi Tagicakibau, David Hill, Byron Kelleher, Steven Bates, Marty Holah, Sione Lauaki, Bernie Upton, Jono Gibbes (c), Deacon Manu, Aleki Lutui, Michael Collins.

Replacements: Scott Linklater, Simms Davison, Sean Hohneck, Wayne Ormond, Kevin Senio, Stephen Donald, Grant McQuoid.


Reds defeat Chiefs

March 18th, 2005

The Reds picked up their first win of the season when they defeated the Chiefs 20-6 at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

In the first half the Reds scored two tries through Drew Mitchell and Greg Holmes, Julian Huxley converted both tries. Huxley added one penalty goal in the first half and second in the second half.

For the Chiefs, fly half David Hill kicked two penalty goals in the first half. The Chiefs were able to get close to the try line, but mistakes and determined defence by the Reds kept them out.

The Queenslanders were able to control play and stop the Chiefs from crossing their try line.

The win was the first by the Reds in New Zealand since 1999.

Reds - Tries: Drew Mitchell, Greg Holmes. Conversions: Julian Huxley (2). Penalties: Julian Huxley (2)

Chiefs - Penalties: David Hill (2)


Chiefs holdout to beat Blues

March 12th, 2005

The Chiefs earned a hard fought win against the Blues 18-9 to record their first win in the 2005 Super 12.

The Blues dominated both territory and possession for most of the match. But it was the Chiefs who scored the first points through a try to Loki Crichton. This was followed up two minutes later when Sosene Anesi took an intercept from a quick throw-in from the Blues and ran in a try under the posts.

The Blues lost two prop forwards during the first-half which resulted in uncontested scrums. Going into the half time the score was 15-3 to the Chiefs.
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