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Chiefs' mana provides winning resilience

New Chiefs coach Colin Cooper has been given an early indication of the resilience of his side in the face of potentially debilitating injuries that were occurring as late as the warm-up before their 27-21 win over the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.
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Blues still searching to find themselves

Déjà vu is written all over the Blues' start to the season after they were unable to put away a severely depleted Chiefs side losing 21-27 on Eden Park on Friday.
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Under-strength Chiefs deal to Blues again

Two tries in two minutes 10 minutes into the second half gave a depleted Chiefs side winning momentum to claim yet another win, 27-21, against a Blues side which once again under-performed in conceding soft tries.
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Blues need to take another step up

Making an impression with a solid, if unsuccessful, start to the Investec Super Rugby campaign in Dunedin last week was not enough and Blues coach Tana Umaga said the real test was getting up and doing it week after week.
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Injuries test Chiefs' depth

Injuries have hit the Chiefs hard in the early stages of Investec Super Rugby but one player looking to grab a chance against the Blues on Friday will be substitute prop Karl Ui'inukuafe.
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PREVIEW: Blues v Chiefs

Among the many statistical burdens the Blues have to bear is the run of games without success against their neighbours, the Chiefs, and Friday night offers a great chance to turn things around for the home team on Eden Park.
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