Chiefs - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Black base with Yellow & Red panels Shorts: Black with Yellow & Red trim Socks: Black with Yellow top
Home Ground: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Chairman: Tonia Cawood
CEO: Michael Collins
The most appearances is by Liam Messam (179)
The most points is by Steven Donald (886)
The most tries is by Sitiveni Sivivatu (42)
The Chiefs were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Counties Manukau, Waikato, Thames Valley, King Country, Bay of Plenty & Taranaki.
The 2020 head coach is Warren Gatland. His assistants are Neil Barnes, Tabai Matson, Roger Randle, David Hill, Andrew Strawbridge & Nick White.
Previous head coaches were: Ross Cooper, Ian Foster, Kevin Greene, John Mitchell, Brad Meurant, Dave Rennie & Colin Cooper.
The 2020 squad is:
Forwards: Naitoa Ah Kuoi; Michael Allardice; Tyler Ardron; Lachlan Boshier; Mitchell Brown; Sam Cane (C); Ryan Coxon; Nathan Harris; Luke Jacobson; Mitchell Karpik; Nepo Laulala; Laghlan McWhannell; Atunaisa Moli; Dylan Nel; Reuben O'Neill; Aidan Ross; Bradley Slater; Pita Gus Sowakula; Angus Ta'avao; Samisoni Taukei'aho.
Backs: Solomon Alaimalo; Aaron Cruden; Tiaan Falcon; Orbyn Leger; Anton Lienert-Brown; Tumua Manu; Damian McKenzie; Sam McNicol; Lisati Milo-Harris; Kini Naholo; Etene Nanai-Seturo; Alex Nankivell; Shaun Stevenson; Bailyn Sullivan; Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi; Kaleb Trask; Quinn Tupaea; Sean Wainui; Brad Weber.
They play 8 Home games against: Crusaders; Brumbies; Hurricanes; Bulls; Stormers; Highlanders; Blues; Rebels.
They play 8 Away games against: Blues; Sunwolves; Waratahs; Sharks; Lions; Highlanders; Hurricanes; Crusaders.
They finished in 7th position at the end of the 2019 round-robin stages, going on to lose a quarter final.
They are 13th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$51.00