Round six of the 2013 Super Rugby season kicks off tonight in an All-Black stacked clash between the Chiefs and the Highlanders. We’ll have live scores from 5.35pm AEDT.
The defending champion Chiefs have been bested only once so far this season, against the Stormers.
They have shown all the class that we had come to expect from the side last year, and with the likes of Leila Masaga and Tim Nanai-Williams finishing so well it is not surprising that they lead the New Zealand conference.
This weekend possibly sees the return of stars Kahui, Leonard and Robinson into the fold, who have all been out with injuries so far this season.
The Highlanders were highly touted coming into this season, having completed key signings in the off season of Tony Woodcock, Ma’a Nonu and the evergreen Brad Thorn joining the ranks.
But the season has not gone to plan so far with the boys from Otago having lost three straight, including an earlier match against the Chiefs at home.
The Highlanders just haven’t quite found their rhythm yet and will be hoping for an improved performance this weekend.
Whilst the veteran Highlanders pack should hold their own against the Chiefs’ forwards their season won’t getting any easier tonight.
The Chiefs should be too strong at home and will add to the Highlanders’ growing woes with a win by more than seven points.