Chiefs keep busy with matches against the Bay and Counties
The Chiefs played against provincial sides - the Counties Manukau Cavaliers and Bay of Plenty Wasps - in a hit-out during the international break, playing against provincial sides within the Chiefs region when they took on local selection teams at Waikato Stadium.
In the second spell against the wasps the Chiefs scored 25-0. Unfortunately Jesse Acton from the Bay broke his leg his leg in the first minute. The match saw the return of Chiefs midfielder Tim Nanai-Williams who played at centre for the first time in six weeks. Nanai-Williams enjoyed the match despite feeling a lit bit rusty.
The Counties Manukau Cavaliers v Wasps part of the match saw hailstones hit the field the size of 50 cent pieces which sent, the players to the sheds for five minutes. Counties dominated early but Bay of Plenty finished strong.
Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie “It was really good for us, we needed a hit out and we played a couple of really enthusiastic sides who both tested us at various times.
“It was a bit scratchy but it was an opportunity to have a run and allowed us to include a few other guys from outside our squad.”
One of those players from outside the original squad was first five-eighth Wharenui Hawera who was impressive.
The Chiefs next game is against the Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium on Friday 28 June. Tickets are available now from www.ticketdirect.co.nz or usual outlets.