What does CHIEFS stand for?
What does CHIEFS mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: CHIEFS.
What does CHIEFS mean?
- The Chiefs are a professional rugby union team based in Hamilton, New Zealand and are the current Super Rugby champions. Their home ground is Waikato Stadium. The Chiefs play in black, red and yellow coloured jerseys. The team competes in the Super Rugby competition known as the Super 12 from 1996 to 2005, Super 14 from 2006–10 and Super Rugby from 2011 onwards. The Chiefs are one of the competition's five New Zealand sides. Until 2004, the Chiefs were the only New Zealand side to never have qualified for the Super 12 semi-finals. In that year the Chiefs earned their first semi-final berth, and in the end achieved fourth place. They made the 2009 final but found themselves on the short end of a record 61–17 defeat by the Bulls. The Chiefs were rewarded with a home final after a strong 2012 season. Their opponents, the Sharks, went into the match as underdogs. The Chiefs defeated the Sharks 37–6 winning their first Super Rugby title. In 2013 the Chiefs became the 4th Super Rugby franchise to record back to back title wins when they defeated the Brumbies 27–22 in front of a full home crowd at Waikato Stadium.