From being the Super Rugby champions in 2012 and still portraying a dominant performance in 2013, the Chiefs are committed to win this league without the help of Sonny Bill Williams who had left for the
Sydney Sixers at the end of last season. The Chiefs had only lost one game this season so far. On the other hand the Highlanders are ranked at the bottom of the New Zealand conference and are in search of a victory over the Chiefs.
From being the Super Rugby champions in 2012 and still portraying
  a dominant performance in 2013, the Chiefs are committed to win this league
  without the help of Sonny Bill Williams who had left for the Sydney Sixers at
  the end of last season. The Chiefs had only lost one game this season so far.
  On the other hand the Highlanders are ranked at the bottom of the New Zealand
  conference and are in search of a victory over the
Chiefs.

 In a nail biting contest between the Highlanders and Chiefs, the
Chiefs turned out tops when beating all the Highlanders teams in their New
  Zealand derbies in Hamilton at Waikato stadium, on
Friday.

 Kick off began and after three minutes into the game, Chiefs
  already received a penalty and were three points ahead. Only five minutes
  later, the centre of the Chiefs: Tim Nanai-Williams scored a well-deserved try
  and Gareth Anscombe; fullback of the Chiefs kicked over the conversion. 
 
Soon after the Highlanders broke through the strong defence of
the Chiefs and minutes later the scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored a magnificent try
with some individual brilliancy. The conversion was made by flyhalf Colin Slade.
The Chiefs were still in the lead, but by a narrow margin of 10-7. Some scrappy
play by Jarrad Hoeata who gave Aaron Cruden a late tackle received a yellow card
and was sent into the sin bin. The Highlanders knew they must work harder for
them not too concede too many points. The Chiefs received a penalty and went
into halftime, leading by 13-7.

Second half began and there is still plenty of work for the
  Highlanders left to do. But the Chiefs are building momentum and seem to have
  their strive going. They are displaying a good set of skills with quick
  backline moves and breaking through the Highlanders quite easily. On some
occasions though, they fumbling the ball and are lacking those final touches for
a try. 

Closer to the end of the game there is immense amounts of tension
between both teams. The Chiefs however stole the victory by winning the
Highlanders 19-7. 

The Chiefs now have another four points for their victory, enough
to strengthen their number one spot on the New Zealand Conference. On the
contrary, no points were awarded to the Highlanders, who still are at the bottom
of the standings in the New Zealand
forum.

 The Chiefs take on the Blues in Mount Maunganui on Saturday next
  weekend. Also, Highlanders host the Reds, in Dunedin on Friday. 
 


 


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