Lights, camera, action! The 2016 Investec Super Rugby season has begun and the Gallagher Chiefs are charging into the season with aspirations of winning another title.
With a new competition format, adding three new teams to the mix; the Japan Sunwolves, the Argentinian Jaguars and the return of South African side, the Kings, the competition is even more demanding and exciting for teams and supporters.
There are 26 players returning to the Gallagher Chiefs in 2016, including Japanese RWC captain and Chiefs New Player of the Year in 2015, Michael Leitch. Former All Black and Rugby World Cup hero Stephen Donald also rejoins the side for the first time since 2011.
Stephen has played 85 matches for the Chiefs and brings a whole lot of energy and wisdom to the side. The 2016 Gallagher Chiefs have 12 current or former All Blacks so there’s plenty of experience on hand to guide the 14 new additions to the squad.
The Gallagher Chiefs have spent three months in the pre-season getting their bodies and minds primed for battle. With seven fantastic home games scheduled, Chiefs’ supporters will have plenty of live action on their doorstep.
Five games will be played at FMG Stadium Waikato, with one at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth and a special home game against the Crusaders at ANZ National Stadium in Suva, Fiji.
Spend Easter Saturday with your Gallagher Chiefs as they take on the Western Force at FMG Stadium Waikato.
After a disappointing 2015 Investec Super Rugby season saw the Western Force finish at the bottom of the table, the Australian side is looking for redemption this season. Make the most of your long weekend – join us for an evening of Easter fun and high octane rugby!
Tickets to all Gallagher Chiefs home games are available from ticketdirect.co.nz or 0800 4 CHIEFS.