Sopoaga's chip through is nearly gathered by Treeby, before Cruden spills the ball. Chiefs scrum inside their own half.
Penalty Chiefs from the scrum and Cruden kicks about 10 metres into Highlanders territory.
But the Chiefs fail to gather the lineout and the ball's back with the visitors.
The Highlanders kick through and the Chiefs win another penalty for players leaving their feet. Cruden finds touch 30m out.
We'll see if they have more success with the lineout this time, an area in which they struggled last week.
It's not clean but the Chiefs do retain possession.
Referee playing advantage as the Chiefs attack down the right.
And it's Tim Nanai-Williams, who scored three tries in two games against the Highlanders last year.
It was a relatively simple more from the base of the ruck, with the ball being spread between four or five sets of hands and creating an overlap for Nanai-Williams. He scooted away from crossed five in from touch.
And Cruden makes the conversion to make it 7-3.
Chiefs claim the kick-off before Cruden kicks deep into the opposition half.
Aaron Smith returns fire but his kick goes out on the full. Chiefs throw on halfway.
The Chiefs throw to the front before Pauliasi Manu spills possession.
Highlanders with the ball just inside halfway.
Scrum Highlanders. Tawera Kerr-Barlow pinched possession from Aaron Smith at the base of a ruck but knocked on.
The scrum is reset as we have a bit of a break in play.
Highlanders get clean ball and advance to the 22.
First true test for the Chiefs defence here, so impressive last week against the Crusaders.
Penalty Highlanders after the Chiefs we pinged for not rolling away.
Sopoaga will have another shot and should be successful. The kick is on the 22 and just to the right of the sticks.
And he makes it to pull the Highlanders within one.
After the kick-off, Sopoaga has his kick charged but the rebound bounces straight into his hands and he launches an attack.
Chiefs win possession and, boy, did Ben Smith just get collected by Ben Tameifuna.
Smith did just enough to force the big prop over the sideline, though.
The Highlanders kick clear and the Chiefs start from inside their own half with a quick throw.
Chiefs into Highlanders territory now.
A few phases later and they're on the 22. Asaeli Tikoirotuma puts a little kick through and Smith is forced into touch near his own line.
Big opportunity here for the Chiefs to grab their second try.
Chiefs take the lineout cleanly and are awfully close to the line.
But the Highlanders win a penalty to release the pressure. Gareth Evans with good work in the ruck.
Sopoaga finds touch near the 22.
And the Highlanders win another penalty. Sopoaga reaches halfway this time.
Tikoirotuma with a nice take to defuse an Aaron Smith bomb.
Chiefs kick down the right into Highlanders territory and win a penalty after the visitors and pinged for entering the ruck incorrectly.
Cruden may have a shot with this one.
And he is. It's about 40m from the line and near the right sideline. Tricky kick.
And he barely misses. Looked like it might duck over the crossbar but it was just wide. Highlanders 22 dropout.
Kerr-Barlow fields the kick near halfway and the Chiefs are back on attack.
Shaun Treeby this time wins a penalty in the ruck. The Chiefs have done their fair share of infringing in the opening half hour.
Highlanders throw 10m inside the Chiefs' half.
Good period of attack here from the Highlanders, getting down to the 22 with some enterprising play.
10m out now and still putting together the phases.
Into the 12th phase and down to the 5m line.
Huge test for the Chiefs' line defence.