Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby .
Previous to this, however, the Chiefs had only made one finals appearance. The side performed well in 2. The side finished a Super Rugby season in between sixth and eighth position an incredible nine times since their inception in 1. Since that point, however, a new Chiefs side took over. Combining good signings with excellent leadership from Liam Messam, the Chiefs have won the two Super Rugby tournaments, in 2. With the 2. 01. 5 side strong, with Sonny Bill Williams returning in 2. The team is coached Dave Rennie.
The full 2. 01. 7 Super Rugby draw can be found here. Chiefs 2. 01. 7 Super Rugby Squad: Nepo Laulala, Atu Moli, Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Mitchell Graham, Kane Hames, Sosefo Kautai, Hika Elliot, Nathan Harris, Liam Polwart, Brodie Retallick, Dominic Bird, Michael Allardice, James Tucker, Taleni Seu, Liam Messam, Mitchell Brown, Sam Cane, Mitchell Karpik, Lachlan Boshier, Tom Sanders, Michael Leitch, Tawera Kerr- Barlow, Brad Weber, Finlay Christie, Aaron Cruden, Stephen Donald, Damian Mc. Kenzie, Charlie Ngatai, Anton Lienert- Brown, Johnny Fa’auli, Tim Nanai- Williams, Solomon Alaimalo, Sam Mc. Nicol, James Lowe, Chase Tiatia, Toni Pulu, Glen Fisiiahi, Shaun Stevenson.
The Official Website of the Chiefs - Investec Super Rugby. The Chiefs (formerly known as the Waikato Chiefs) are a professional rugby union team based in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Their primary home ground is FMG Stadium Waikato. The Chiefs play in black, red and yellow coloured jerseys. The team competes in the Super Rugby competition known as the Super 1. Super 1. 4 from 2. Super Rugby from 2. The Chiefs are one of the competition's five New Zealand sides.
Until 2. 00. 4, the Chiefs were the only New Zealand side to never have qualified for the Super 1. In that year the Chiefs earned their first semi- final berth, and in the end achieved fourth place (defeated 3. ACT Brumbies). They made the 2. Bulls. The Chiefs were rewarded with a home final after a strong 2. Their opponents, the Sharks, went into the match as underdogs. The Chiefs defeated the Sharks 3.
Super Rugby title. In 2. 01. 3 the Chiefs became the 4th Super Rugby franchise to record back to back title wins when they defeated the Brumbies 2. FMG Stadium Waikato. History. The Chiefs were founded in 1.
Waikato Chiefs for the inaugural Super 1. Prior to the Super 1. Super 1. 0 competition had been in place, which NPC teams took part in, including Waikato. In the first year of competition the Chiefs placed 6th in the overall standings, missing out on making the finals; winning 6 of their 1. The following season the Chiefs placed 1.
Chiefs name 2013 Super Rugby squad. By SANZAR News Service and allblacks.com. Super Rugby 2012 Champions, the Chiefs have formally announced their squad for the 2013.
In 1. 99. 8 the Chiefs performed closer to the standard of their 1. In 1. 99. 9 the side were able to do one better and claimed 6th position on the ladder but were still yet to make the playoffs. In 2. 00. 0 the Chiefs won 3 of their regular season games and finished the regular season in 1.
Wales will face the 20 Super Rugby champions, the Chiefs, in a friendly match for the first time in Hamilton on Tuesday. Warren Gatland's men lost their.
The following season the team equalled their best position again – finishing 6th. In 2. 00. 2 the team won 4 games and lost 7 to finish in 8th position, and the season after, 2. Super 1. 2 season, fell to a 1. But the season after, the Chiefs won 7 regular season games and came 4th on the ladder – claiming the first semi- final spot in their history. The Chiefs lost the semi- final against the Brumbies. In 2. 00. 5 the team finished 6th. In 2. 00. 6, the Super 1.
Super 1. 4, with the addition of a new Australian and South African club. The Chiefs won 7 of their 1. In 2. 00. 9, the Chiefs made their second ever semi- final, defeating the Hurricanes 1. They lost the final to the Bulls by the biggest- ever margin of 6.
In the 2. 01. 0 and 2. In 2. 01. 2, following the disappointing results of previous years, the Chiefs underwent a significant change in personnel. This included the recruitment of new coaches, including Dave Rennie and Wayne Smith, and players, including Aaron Cruden, Ben Tameifuna, Brodie Retallick and Sonny Bill Williams.
The changes had an immediate impact as the Chiefs finished at the top of the New Zealand conference, qualifying for a home semi- final, which they won, defeating the Crusaders 2. They subsequently hosted the final for the first time in the teams's history, comprehensively defeating the Sharks by 3. They also set many club records in the 2.
They also won the BNZ Cup, a new trophy established by the NZRU for the New Zealand side with the best record in intra- conference matches.