5 Feb 2011

Chiefs get pre-season victory over Highlanders in Taupo

4:58 pm on 5 February 2011

The Chiefs have beaten the Highlanders 28-26 this afternoon in their Super rugby season warm-up match in Taupo.

The southerners surged in the dying minutes to grab a late try at Owen Delaney Park, but it wasn't enough for the win.

Both sides kicked off their season preparations last week with narrow losses - the Chiefs down 35-31 to the Hurricanes, while the Highlanders lost 31-29 to the Blues.