Chiefs named for SuperRugby Final

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Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has decided to stick with the same side that won last weeks semi final match against the Crusaders. Co-captain Craig Clarke has been cleared to play in the history making event.

Hamilton has embraced their first Investec Super Rugby final by running several events to celebrate the big occasion.

On Saturday in Garden Place between 3-5pm, MORE FM will host family-friendly pre-game activities including face painting, kid’s rugby, Mexican wave challenges with spot prizes galore. The Investec Super Rugby trophy will be available for photo opportunities. There will also be a best dressed fan competition with match day tickets to give away.

A one-way fan trail from Garden Place in Hamilton to Waikato Stadium with guides and free entertainment will be operating on Saturday night from 5pm to the game. Guides will be highly visible wearing their five foot high balloon back packs. For more information visit

For those who missed out on tickets head to the Hood St precinct in Hamilton to enjoy the game on the big screen.

Four free buses will be running to Waikato Stadium. The first two will start at 6pm and run every 15minutes, from Hood St where they will drop fans off outside Domino’s on Mill St. Two more buses will start running at 6.30pm. A map of the route can be found on the Waikato Stadium website along with all Entry Conditions –

Chiefs team

Sona Taumalolo
Mahonri Schwalger
Ben Tameifuna
Craig Clarke ©
Brodie Retallick
Liam Messam
Tanerau Latimer
Kane Thompson
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Aaron Cruden
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
Sonny Bill Williams
Andrew Horrell
Tim Nanai-Williams
Robbie Robinson


Hika Elliot
Ben Afeaki
Michael Fitzgerald
Sam Cane
Brendon Leonard
Jackson Willison
Lelia Masaga