Chiefs boss taking nothing for granted
Chiefs coach Wayne Smith says his side cannot take anything for granted following their Super Rugby triumph and must improve next year.
The Hamilton-based franchise claimed their first-ever title on Saturday as they comfortably overcame the Sharks 37-6 and, with such a talented group of players, there's already been talk of them building on the success.
Although centre Sonny Bill Williams is leaving for Japan, the Waikato side still have the likes of Aaron Cruden, Sam Cane and Robbie Robinson in their ranks, meaning they have the makings of a truly great side.
However, Smith has now warned them that they cannot rest on their laurels and they're still a long way from being one of the sport's legendary teams.
"The team has played well and with real spirit and character, but there is a lot of water to go under this bridge yet," Smith told Sunday News. "As soon as you start thinking of dynasties and things like that, that's when you topple over.
"I'd like to see us have an attitude of just trying to get better all of the time and really working working hard at it, not resting on our laurels, but looking at every single nook and cranny that we can improve."