Moana Pasifika got off to the worst possible start and things did not improve much from there as the Chiefs romped to a 52-29 victory in their Super Round rugby clash in Melbourne.
Chiefs centre Rameka Poihipi broke a 22-year-old record to score the fastest try in Super Rugby history, crossing after just eight seconds at AAMI Park.
Poihipi intercepted the first pass after the kick-off, thrown infield by Moana Pasifika winger Anzelo Tuitavuki, and the Chiefs were up 7-0 before the clock had ticked over to two minutes.
Highlanders lock Vula Maimuri held the previous record of 12 seconds, scored against the Crusaders in Christchurch back in 2001.
The Chiefs proved their 31-10 round-one win over the reigning champion Crusaders was no fluke, running in six unanswered tries in the first half to set up the victory.
The spoils were shared across five players, with halfback Brad Weber grabbing a double.
Star five-eighth Damian McKenzie, who spent last year playing in Japan, crossed in the 37th minute while he also added four conversions en route to a 38-3 halftime lead.
To Moana Pasifika's credit they did not shirk the hard work in the second half, and with former Brumbies and Wallabies playmaker Christian Leali'ifano running the attack they were rewarded with four tries for a more respectable scoreline.
While their missed tackle tally had proved costly, they reined that right in to limit the Chiefs to just additional two tries, both scored by fullback Shaun Stevenson.
The only concern for the Waikato-based Chiefs was their discipline, incurring 13 penalties while three players were yellow-carded.
Moana Pasifika are winless after two rounds, having fallen to Fijian Drua by two points in the opening match.
Moana Pasifika 29 (Timoci Tavatavanawai try 43min, Samiuela Moli try 51 min, Solomone Funaki try 68min, penalty try 75min; Christian Lealiifano 2 con, pen). Chiefs 52 (Rameka Poihipi try 1min, Liam Coombes-Fabling try 13min, Brad Weber tries 19min, 34min, Shaun Stevenson tries 23min, 54min, 68min, Damian McKenzie try 38min; Damian McKenzie 5 con, Bryn Gatland con) HT: 38-3
Referee: Angus Gardiner
Assistant Referee: Graham Cooper, James Doleman
1. Ezekiel Lindenmuth 2. Samiuela Moli 3. Chris Apoua 4. Samuel Slade 5. Mahonri Ngakuru 6. Miracle Faiilagi * 7. Solomone Funaki 8. Jonah Mau’u 9. Manu Paea 10. Christian Lealiifano – Captain 11. Anzelo Tuitavuki 12. Levi Aumua 13. Fine Inisi 14. Timoci Tavatavanawai 15. Danny Toala (13)
Reserves: 16. Ray Niuia 17. Abraham Pole 18. Suetena Asomua 19. Michael Curry 20. Lotu Inisi 21. Ereatara Enari 22. William Havili 23. Henry Taefu
1. Ollie Norris 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho 3. George Dyer 4. Brodie Retallick 5. Tupou Vaa’i 6. Pita Gus Sowakula 7. Sam Cane (Co-Captain) 8. Luke Jacobson 9. Brad Weber (Co-Captain) 10. Damian McKenzie 11. Etene Nanai-Seturo 12. Rameka Poihipi 13. Alex Nankivell 14. Liam Coombes-Fabling 15. Shaun Stevenson
Reserves: 16. Tyrone Thompson 17. Jared Proffit 18. John Ryan 19. Laghlan McWhannell
20. Simon Parker 21. Cortez Ratima 22. Bryn Gatland 23. Ngatungane Punivai