The men from the Waikato are in second spot with two games to play.
The Crusaders prop auctioned off his 100th game jersey for charity.
Four wins on the bounce for the Chiefs has them in pole position for a Grand Final spot.
A late season slump could see Blues miss the Super Rugby final.
The southerners keep their grand final hopes alive after a critical victory over the Blues
Perenara is off contract with NZ Rugby at the end of the year and the 69-test All Black is considering a code swap.
The Dunedin side delivered another Super Rugby Aotearoa upset.
Join us from 7pm as the Highlanders host the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Injury might not be the only thing stopping young gun halfback getting called up to the All Blacks