Chiefs are Super stars

  • Last Updated: August 4 2012, 12:04 BST

The Chiefs celebrated their first Super Rugby title in Hamilton thanks to a comprehensive victory over the Sharks.

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The New Zealanders made the most of home advantage by outscoring their opponents three tries to none, while Aaron Cruden kicked 17 points.

Tim Nanai-Williams, Kane Thompson, Lelia Masaga and Sonny Bill Williams all crossed the line for the Chiefs, while the Sharks' only replies came from the boot of fly-half Frederic Michalak.

The victory allowed the Chiefs to exorcise the memory of their only other Super Rugby final appearance, a humiliating 61-17 loss to the Bulls in 2009.

The Sharks were poor in comparison, lacking cohesion and direction, and the travel factor must have contributed to their ineffectiveness.