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: Michael Allardice; Tyler Ardron; Lachlan Boshier; Mitchell Brown; Sam Cane (C); Ryan Coxon; Kane Hames; Nathan Harris; Fin Hoeata; Luke Jacobson; Mitchell Karpik; Sefo Kautai; Nepo Laulala; Tevita Mafileo; Laghlan McWhannell; Atu Moli; Reuben O'Neill; Jesse Parete; Liam Polwart; Brodie Retallick (C); Aidan Ross; Taleni Seu; Bradley Slater; Pita-Gus Sowakula; Angus Ta'avao; Samisoni Taukei'aho.
Backs: Solomon Alaimalo; Jack Debreczeni; Stephen Donald; Tiaan Falcon; Orbyn Leger; Anton Lienert-Brown; Tumua Manu; Damian McKenzie: Marty McKenzie; Ataata Moeakiola; Etene Nanai-Seturo; Alex Nankivell; Shaun Stevenson; Bailyn Sullivan; te Toiroa Tahuriorangi; Jonathan Taumateine; Sean Wainui; Brad Weber.
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 13th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$51.00