The Chiefs cantered over for 10 tries in a 68-12 drubbing of Moana Pasifika on Saturday 

Winger Emoni Narawa bagged a hat-trick of tries in Hamilton while fly-half Damian McKenzie landed nine of his 10 conversion attempts.

The winning margin was the highest in the competition since the Wellington Hurricanes hammered Moana 59-0 in round five last year.

The home side unleashed an ominous display of attacking rugby to rebound from the previous week's loss to the Crusaders and pick up a fifth win from seven games.

It was a third consecutive heavy defeat for Moana, with coach Tana Umaga's team having conceded 175 points in those matches.

The visitors struggled to contain the creativity of All Blacks playmaker McKenzie and the athleticism of Narawa and regular winger Etene Nanai-Seturo, who produced a sparkling display at fullback in his 50th Super Rugby match.

"Coming off last week's performance, the coaches put the hard word on us," said Nanai-Seturo, who was among the try-scorers.

"We had to dominate up front and we did that, so the backs got to do their thing out wide."

Backs scored eight tries for the Chiefs, who led 28-0 at halftime as they raced away with the win.

Flanker Simon Parker opened the floodgates in the tenth minute as they dominated in front of their home fans.

Debutant Sione Ahio touched down as the Chiefs went to another level in the second half.

They scored four tries in 13 minutes, including Narawa's second to bring up the half century.

Miracle Fai'ilagi salvaged some pride for Moana Pasifika but Narawa and the Chiefs were keen to celebrate Nanai-Seturo's in style as he completed his hat-trick

Chiefs 68 (TRIES: Narawa 3, Parker, Nanai-Seturo, Tahuriorangi, Rona, Ahio, Malimali, Ratima; CONS: McKenzie 9) def Moana Pasifika 12 (TRIES: Maravao, Fai'ilagi; CONS: Mausia)


CHIEFS (1-15): Ollie Norris, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Reuben O'Neill, Jimmy Tupou, Tupou Vaa'i, Samipeni Finau, Simon Parker, Wallace Sititi, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Damian McKenzie, Peniasi Malimali, Rameka Poihipi (c), Daniel Rona, Emoni Narawa, Etene Nanai Seturo

RESERVES: Bradley Slater, Jared Proffit, Sione Ahio, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Kaylum Boshier, Cortez Ratima, Josh Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown

PASIFIKA (1-15): Donald Brighouse, Sama Malolo, Sekope Kepu (c), Tom Savage, Ola Tauelangi, Irie Papuni, Niko Jones, Semisi Paea, Melani Matavao, William Havili, Viliami Fine, Julian Savea, Fine Inisi, Nigel Ah Wong, Kyren Taumoefolau

RESERVES: Samiuela Moli, Abraham Pole, Suetena Asomua, Michael Curry, Miracle Faiilagi, Aisea Halo, Otumaka Mausia, D'Angelo Leuila

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe

Assistant Referees: Stu Curran, Jackson Henshaw