Outgoing Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe switched allegiance from NZ to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks.
Australia's Brumbies ended the Chiefs' two-year domination of Super Rugby with an epic playoff win in Canberra.
The Brumbies say they are treating NZ flyhalf Aaron Cruden as the Chiefs' major threat in their rematch of last year's S15 final.
Aaron Cruden and Matt Toomua's contrasting style could decide Saturday's Super Rugby playoff in Canberra.
The double defending champion Chiefs are heading to Canberra for the rematch of last year's final against the Brumbies.
Craig Joubert and Steve Walsh will referee this weekend's Super Rugby qualifiers when the competition reaches its business end.
The Crusaders head into the Super Rugby playoffs more confident than they have been in years after booking a home semi-final.
The Chiefs kept alive their quest for a third straight Super Rugby title when they beat the Blues to capture a playoffs spot.
The Chiefs have dealt a serious blow to the Hurricanes' Vodacom Super Rugby playoff hopes with victory in Hamilton.
The Highlanders have defeated the Chiefs in an entertaining Super Rugby clash at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Fiji's Aseli Tikoirotuma has signed for Harlequins on a two-tear contract, the English Premiership side announced.
The Waratahs have put in a controlled performance to beat the Chiefs in their Super Rugby encounter in New Plymouth.
Aaron Cruden will start at flyhalf for the Chiefs against the Waratahs in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has not hit the panic button yet but knows his side are in danger of falling out of Super Rugby contention.
The Chiefs' two-year reign as Super Rugby champions is under threat after their loss to the Hurricanes in their derby in Wellington.