The Chiefs are into the top four in rugby's Super 14 after their spectacular 63-34 demolition of the Blues in Hamilton but the South African sides the Bulls and the Sharks are first and second.
The New South Wales Waratahs are third after their home loss to the Crusaders , who move up to seventh with their second win.
The Chiefs 's nine tries to five win takes them to 17 points, level with the Blues but ahead on points differential.
The Blues have conceded even more points than the bottom placed and yet to win Cheetahs.
The Hurricanes are two points back in sixth after their loss to the Bulls and the Highlander's win over the Cheetahs has them a point behind the Crusaders in eighth.