The Chiefs took on the Crusaders in Waikato on Friday, 24 May 2013, and the 2012 champions’ home ground proved to be the difference in the close encounter.
The Chiefs managed to come out 28 – 19 victors, but it wasn’t easy, as the Chiefs had to fight their way back from a deficit.
For the Chiefs, Aaron Cruden had a superb game, and the small flyhalf went in for a try, along with Craig Clarke and Bundee Aki.
The Crusaders only picked up on try through Matt Todd, but put on a great performance as well.
Check out the highlights below: