The Chiefs rugby captain Mils Muliaina believes the important thing about this week's buildup to tonight's Super 14 match against the Queensland Reds in Hamilton has been about preparing mentally.
The side only returned from their unbeaten overseas tour on Monday, while Muliaina is set for his first match after an extended summer break.
Muliaina says preparation has been difficult in a short week for them and so mentally they have to be right.
The All Black fullback says the Reds have shown they're a dangerous side that can't be taken lightly.
Also tonight the ACT Brumbies host the South African side the Lions in Canberra.