Playing Moana Pasifika when down 17 players might concern some Super Rugby Pacific sides, but the Chiefs were happy to take the risk because their opponents deserved a chance to play.
The Brumbies are still undefeated this Super Rugby Pacific season but Friday night's 16-12 victory over the Queensland Reds certainly did not come easy.
Teams are starting to make their move Super Rugby Pacific with round five set to bring plenty of action despite a raft of schedule changes
The Brumbies and Reds have resumed the rivalry ahead of Friday's blockbuster at GIO Stadium
Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 in New Zealand Round 5 has been amended.
Voting has now opened to decide your MVP for Super Rugby Pacific Round Four.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the following schedule changes for Round 5 of the Super Rugby Pacific season.
The NSW Waratahs have overcome the late withdrawal of skipper Jake Gordon to record a crucial 22-17 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Western Force in Sydney.
The Queensland Reds have avoided one of the great Super Rugby boilovers, surviving an incredible Fijian Drua comeback to win 33-28.
Rameka Pohipi dived over in the corner three minutes after the fulltime siren to give the Chiefs a thrilling 24-21 upset win over 12-times champions the Crusaders in Super Rugby Pacific.
Winger Tom Wright collected a double among the Brumbies' haul of six as they continued the Super Rugby Pacific misery for Melbourne with a thumping 36-17 victory at AAMI Park.
The Blues have overcome the late withdrawal of All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett to beat the Highlanders 32-20 in Super Rugby Pacific.
Moana Pasifika matches that were postponed in Rounds 1 & 2 have been rescheduled.
Tim Sampson is looking for a physical edge against the Waratahs, calling on former All Black Jeremy Thrush from injury
The stakes keep getting higher in Super Rugby Pacific with round four set to bring more grudge matches, pivotal clashes, and the start of new rivalries.
Midfield will again be the focus for the Blues when they take on the Highlanders in Super Rugby Pacific at Albany Stadium on Friday, but not for the reasons in their earlier games.
COVID-19 in Hurricanes camp disrupts ability to form matchday squad of 23 players.
The Rebels are still confident they can turn their season around, starting with Friday's clash with the Brumbies.
Crusaders assistant coach Jason Ryan has a personal interest in what he calls an exciting entry by the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby Pacific this year.
Voting has now opened to decide your MVP for Super Rugby Pacific Round Three.