The quick feet and tactical smarts of mid-field dynamo Charlie Ngatai are here to stay, with the 25-year-old committing to the Gallagher Chiefs for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

The Gallagher Chiefs have gone down to the Waratahs 45-25 in a high paced and physical encounter at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Four weeks of matches between schools across the Chiefs region involving rising rugby talent culminates this week in the University of Waikato Chiefs Cup, Trophy and Bowl finals.

Eagle-eyed supporters will observe a colourful variation on the Gallagher Chiefs playing strip this Friday when they take to the field at Allianz Stadium in Sydney for their round 14 Investec Super Rugby match against the NSW Waratahs.