A highly entertaining contest has seen the battle-tested Chiefs bounce back to defeat the Cheetahs 37-27 at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

The Chiefs have named their team to play the Cheetahs on Saturday afternoon at Waikato Stadium for the match that is the official birthday celebration of team mascot, Little Chief, and proudly sponsored by Deloitte.

In a contest dominated by red cards the Chiefs were pipped by the slimmest of margins 12-11 against a spirited Sharks side at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban

A heartbreaking penalty kick by Marty Banks right on full time has seen the Chiefs fall agonisingly close 20-17 to a gritty Highlanders side at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.