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Latest News | Wednesday March 28 2012 7:35

Chiefs ready to attack


The Chiefs are looking to ramp up their attack when they return to Super Rugby action this week.

The Waikato based franchise has moved top of the New Zealand conference, despite having a bye last weekend.

Assistant coach Tom Coventry says they're not happy with aspects of their attacking play.

"Our defence has been quite strong, our set pieces have been working well so we obviously want that to continue. I think we need to be able to score a few more tries. We've been missing opportunities to score on some of our set pieces so we have a real focus on that."

Wing Lelia Masaga and number eight Alex Bradley are both over their injury clouds and appear available to play the Waratahs Saturday night.

Coventry says the bye also helped the players recover from a physical start to the competition.

"We've been scratching to get a team together last weekend with the amount of injuries and soreness we had, but it was good timing. Now we've got another seven week block so we start again really.

"Alex Bradley's back from a calf injury he picked up early on in the pre-season, so he's back. We're just about back to full strength again so obviously a week off has been good for us."

Despite not playing last weekend, the Chiefs now top the New Zealand Conference standings after five rounds.

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