Hard to go past a Melville win Niall.
The players are making their way out onto the field now. Crusaders are out, Chiefs are on their way.
And the crowd is bloody loving it. Great atmosphere inside Waikato Stadium tonight. Trust me when I say, everyone looks well fired up.
And away we go. Crusaders kick off and it's straight into the hands of the Chiefs skipper Craig Clarke.
Chiefs with early possession just inside their own half. Good physical start from the homeside.
Penalty Chiefs. Kerr-Barlow takes a quick tap and the Chiefs are 20m out now. Ferocious pace.
After 9 phases of play the ball is eventually lost and the Crusaders have a chance to clear.
Anscombe and Dagg play a little forceback, which ends in the Crusaders making progress over halfway. Still very high speed, but only three minutes in.
Crusaders now with their first good period of possession. They go wide to Guildford but he is brought down early.
BIFFO! Just handbags, but there is a bit of feeling out there.
Smithy has called it 'no tomorrow football'. "Doesn't matter if you get beat by one or by 30, both teams are going for it."
Carter nails the penalty kick from 35 metres. Crusaders lead 3-0.
6 MINS - CHIEFS 0 CRUSADERS 3
Marshall puts a big hit on Cruden and forces a knock-on.
Crusaders with a good attacking opportunity now. Todd makes good progress.
PENALTY CHIEFS. Crusaders penalised for not releasing the ball.
Carter clears and the Crusaders have a lineout now on halfway.
Tikoirotuma releases a beauty of a kick downfield and it takes one bounce before darting into touch. Everyone takes a deep breath.
Chiefs steal the lineout now. Chiefs make their way over the 22.
Clarke makes some good ground. Now they go wide right to Cruden.
Masaga has a dig in the right corner but the Crusaders defence is strong.
You'll be able to find it on radiosport.co.nz, Ken.
Turnover Crusaders. Matt Todd gets a good kick away under tight pressure. The Crusaders have really fared pretty well through an early Chiefs onslaught.
I should take this opportunity to introduce my right hand man for tonight, Kris Shannon. He's rushed straight from the BMX World Champs to be with us tonight. Thanks Kris.
Glad to be here, mate. Sorry for bringing my cowbell.
Dagg makes a break for the Crusaders. But he can't find a supporting run with his offload. The ball is eventually lost, but a great break from the Crusaders fullback.
It's all happening very, very fast. This time the Chiefs lose the lineout, Crusaders start a counter but Carter's kick gets charged down and runs out of play.
Crusaders scrum now on halfway. Ellis to Carter to Crotty. Making good progress, they work their way to the 10m line.
Carter will kick for goal from just inside halfway. Chiefs pinged for being offside.
Right down the centre for Dan Carter. Crusaders lead 6-0.