The throw's the back but not controlled and the Chiefs take over.
Cruden kicks clear and the Highlanders have possession near halfway.
The Chiefs win a turnover in the ruck and now have the ball just inside their own half.
Fruean is forced into touch and the Highlanders with the lineout. The Chiefs really need to take more care of the ball.
Chiefs win it back and spread it through the backs.
They're down to the 22 and looking promising.
Kerr-Barlow appears to lose control of the ball but Aaron Smith is adjudged to have knocked on. Chiefs scrum near the 22.
We've got an injury break as Robbie Fruean gets his ankle strapped.
Fruean will continue and we're back underway.
Only we're not. Scrum reset.
We finally have a resumption.
Kerr-Barlow darts near the line.
Chiefs chipping away at the Highlanders' line.
Liam Messam gets the reward after the Chiefs actually managed to hold onto the ball for a good period.
The Chiefs had several cracks at the line before Messam burrows his way over.
Cruden makes the relatively easy conversion and the Chiefs are back within two.
Sopoaga gets us back underway and Cruden boots clear deep into Highlanders territory.
Smith returns fire and the Chiefs opt to hold onto it this time.
Only briefly, though, with Ngatai kicking down to Malakai Fekitoa's wing.
Liam Coltman with a big bust into the Chiefs' half but the Highlanders drive over the top and are penalised.
Cruden's kick finds touch near halfway.
Richard Buckman with a great take from a Kerr-Barlow box kick but the Chiefs win a turnover in the ruck.
Only for the Highlanders to do likewise. They spread it to the right before knocking on near halfway.
First change as Rhys Marshall replaces Mahonri Schwalger at hooker for the Chiefs.
Messam comes off the back of the scrum to spark a Chiefs attack. Down to the 22.
Much better stuff in this half from the home side.
Latimer is forced into touch 10m out as the attack comes to an end.
Highlanders get the game back underway with a clean take from the lineout.
Penalty to the Highlanders after the Chiefs pinged for offside.
Sopoaga clears into Chiefs territory.
Highlanders throw right on halftime and they get clean ball again.
Nanai-Williams can't take the bomb cleanly and now the Highlanders earn the scrum.
The scrum collapses and the Highlanders win another penalty.
40m out and to the left of the posts, Sopoaga should be able to land his fifth shot at goal.
The lead's now at five and the Chiefs have some work to do in the final 20 minutes.