The Bay of Plenty Steamers are proving they just might be the real deal this season.

Two games, two wins and two bonus points see them sitting atop the Mitre 10 Cup Championship table.

Today they beat Premiership side Waikato 40-14 at Rotorua International Stadium which also means they are the new Chiefs Country Cup holders, contested whenever two teams from the Chiefs region play each other.

Waikato spent the opening 10 minutes camped in Steamers territory and the pressure paid off when centre Quinn Tupaea showed great upper body strength to crash through the line and score in the

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