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: Dallas Fisher
CEO: Andrew Flexman
The most appearances is by Liam Messam (144)
The most points is by Steven Donald (857)
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 2019 head coach is Colin Cooper. His assistants are Neil Barnes, Tabai Matson, Andrew Strawbridge & Nick White.
Previous head coaches were: Ross Cooper, Ian Foster, Kevin Greene, John Mitchell, Brad Meurant & Dave Rennie.
The 2019 squad is:
Forwards: Allardice Michael; Ardron Tyler; Boshier Lachlan; Brown Mitchell; Cane Sam; Hames Kane; Harris Nathan; Hoeata Fin; Jacobson Luke; Karpik Mitchell; Kautai Sefo; Laulala Nepo; McWhannell Laghlan; Moli Atu; O'Neill Reuben; Polwart Liam; Retallick Brodie; Ross Aidan; Seu Taleni; Sowakula Pita Gus; Ta'avao Angus; Taukei'aho Samisoni.
Backs: Alaimalo Solomon; Debreczeni Jack; Falcon Tiaan; Lienert-Brown Anton; Manu Tumua; McKenzie Damian; McKenzie Marty; Moeakiola Atata; Nanai-Seturo Etene; Nankivell Alex; Stevenson Shaun; Sullivan Bailyn; Tahuriorangi Te Toiroa; Taumateine Jonathan; Wainui Sean; Weber Brad.
They play 8 Home games against: Highlanders; Sunwolves; Hurricanes; Blues; Lions; Sharks; Reds; Crusaders.
They play 8 Away games against: Brumbies; Crusaders; Bulls; Jaquares; Hurricanes; Highlanders; Blues; Rebels.
They finished in 5th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages, going on to lose a quarter final.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the competition 13 times in 23 years.
Their worst finish was 11th out of 12 in 1997.
In the play-offs they have featured in 3 finals, winning in 2012 & 2013.
Their average finishing position is 6.39
They are 3rd= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$7.00.