Hello and welcome to tonight's live blog of the Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and the Highlanders, from Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.
The teams are on the field and we're only moments away from action in the meeting between round-one winners.
The winner tonight will take the top spot in the New Zealand conference after two matches.
And we're underway, with the Highlanders' kick-off cleanly claimed by the Chiefs.
The Highlanders recover possession after Tim Nanai-Williams chips through.
A bit of a kicking duel in the opening minute.
Now the Highlanders win a very kickable penalty after Tanerau Latimer is penalised in the ruck.
Lima Sopoaga made four from seven in last week's win over the Blues.
And he nails it, from maybe 35 metres out and just to the right of the posts. 3-0 Highlanders after two minutes.
The Chiefs enjoying their first sustained period of possession, steadily making their way into opposition territory.
Latimer is forced into touch and the Highlanders will have the feed to the throw on their own 22.
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.