22 Feb 2013

Rennie says players grounded ahead of Super Rugby title defence

7:37 am on 22 February 2013

The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie doesn't think being Super Rugby champions has affected his side heading into the new season.

The Chiefs should again contend for the title in 2013.... they've lost Sonny Bill Williams but have retained 24 of the squad which won the competition last year.

Rennie says while the rugby public are probably expecting more from them, the players go into this season, just like any other....

The Chiefs are in Dunedin to play the Highlanders tonight, while the Hurricanes host the Blues tomorrow night.