Will Jordan of the Crusaders. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
The Chiefs must defy history if they are to beat the Crusaders in Christchurch in the opening Super Rugby semi-final on Friday.
The Crusaders are the most successful team ever in the southern hemisphere club competition and have been invincible playing sudden-death matches on home turf.
In 27 years of Super Rugby, the 12-times champions have played 26 knockout games at home and never been defeated.
The second semi-final, on Saturday, features the Blues and Brumbies, two sides looking to revive their glory days when they dominated the championship in its formative years.
The Chiefs have also had past Super Rugby success, winning the competition in 2012 and 2013,
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