chiefs-manawa Chiefs Manawa vs Matatu Super Rugby Aupiki preview: Last year's finalists meet in round three

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Reminiscent of 2023 Manawa are favourites to prevail having won their opening matches against Poua 46-24 and the Blues 17-10. Matatu has stumbled against the Blues 17-24 and Poua 36-29. Anything less than a win for the Southerners might spell the end of their title defence.

Adam Julian by Adam Julian