Now being a New Zealander it is in our blood to follow, commentate on and watch Rugby Union no matter who or what team is playing and my team I follow in the Super Rugby competition is the Chiefs who are from Waikato in the North Island.
The Chiefs were founded in 1995 a year before the Super Rugby started.
They represent Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, King Country, Thames Valley and the Waikato regions in this competition that includes teams currently from Australia and South Africa.
Prior to 1996’s Super Rugby competition the NPC Waikato Chiefs competed in a Super 10 Rugby competition.
I follow the Bay of Plenty Steamers in the National Provincial Championship Rugby in New Zealand as I am from that area originally.
And naturally after growing up in that region, I follow the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are based in Hamilton in New Zealand and I spent a fair bit of time through my younger years there hanging out with a friend, attending Polytech for my trade and playing music up there, so although it would be good to see a Bay of Plenty Super Rugby team it is still easy to support a Waikato team.
The Chiefs have had a mixed history in Super Rugby with them finally getting the formula right for a few years going back to back with two wins in a row defeating the Sharks from South Africa in 2012 and then the Brumbies from Australia in 2013.
They play out of Waikato Stadium, the address of Waikato Stadium is 128 Seddon Road, Hamilton which is right in the heart of Hamilton City.
I can only hope as a fan of the Chiefs that this form continues but I’m sure the other teams in the championship will be working very hard to stop more wins for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs website is, “My Rugby Team”
And the Super Rugby website is here if you want all the latest Rugby Union news, Super Rugby Website