The Chiefs take on the Bulls this weekend, with a tight match anticipated as two of the top teams tackle each other, with only one winner possible, and that winner potentially topping the log at the end of the normal season.
The Chiefs have made a few changes to their starting line-up, two of which are in the front row as Toby Smith returns to the starting line-up, as does Ben Afeaki, for only his second match of the campaign.
Richard Kahui’s potential season ending injury means that Jackson Willison will take over his jersey and form a midfield partnership with Sonny Bill Williams.
Liam Messam will become the highest capped Chiefs player of all time, playing in his 90th game and surpassing the previous record set by Sitiveni Sivivatu.
Chiefs: 1. Toby Smith,2. Hika Elliot,3. Ben Afeaki,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam – 90th game,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Kane Thompson,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Jackson Willison,14. Lelia Masaga ,15. Andrew Horrell
Replacements : 16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Arizona Taumalolo,18. Michael Fitzgerald,19. Sam Cane,20. Brendon Leonard,21. Robbie Robinson,22. Maritino NemaniTweet