The Chiefs have scored their first win of the Super 14 rugby season beating the Perth based Western Force 31-13 in Hamilton.
The Chiefs, winless in the opening three rounds, set up the win with a tries to Lelia Masaga, Brendon Leonard and Richard Kahui in the first half.
Substitute Colin Burke earned the Chiefs a bonus point right on fulltime when he barged over the line to notch the home side's fourth try of the match.
In Sydney the New South Wales Waratahs beat the Queensland Reds 15-11 to climb to the top of the Super 14 ladder.
In a dour affair dominated by bonecrushing defence, rugby league convert Timana Tahu clinched the victory for the Waratahs with a fine opportunist's try 16 minutes from time.
In Sydney the New South Wales Waratahs beat the Queensland Reds by 15-11.