The Chiefs' win over the Blues at Eden Park's come at a cost for former All Black captain Tana Umaga who suffered a season- and potentially career-ending achilles tendon injury.
Just back from a two-month injury layoff, the 38-year-old scored the opening try with a sizzling run but ruptured his achilles.
Umaga's on crutches and is wearing a moon boot. It seems he's little chance of turning out for Counties Manukau in the provincial competition and a distinguished career could now be over.
Meanwhile the Blues' grip on top spot in the New Zealand Super Rugby conference has loosened after Saturday night's 16-11 home loss to the Chiefs at Eden Park.
It's the Blues' third straight loss and they're now just two points clear of next weekend's opponents in Timaru, the Crusaders.