Getting out and playing with enjoyment was the key to the
Highlanders win last night, coach Jamie Joseph believes.
In the winning column and into the top six.
The Highlanders are slowly being nudged towards granting a
licence to a private operator to run the franchise. But there
is plenty of water to flow under the bridge. Rugby writer
Steve Hepburn asks some questions and attempts some
Just over a decade ago, Matt O'Brien was wearing a light blue
jersey, running around the club fields of Dunedin.
The Kiwis are coming back to Dunedin - after 86 years - and
it is hoped the test will be a sellout.
Everyone is looking for some heat come July. But Glenn Sutton
is probably taking that to the extreme.
The Highlanders know what is coming. This is no box of
chocolates, Forrest Gump style. The Highlanders are going to
know exactly what they are going to get tonight from the
He is not yet able to drink a beer in a bar or vote, but he
is one of the best players in one of the country's biggest
Naso Manu will have his first rest of the season - to start
with, anyway - while Brad Thorn returns as the Highlanders
get ready for the physical confrontation of the Bulls.
Shane Christie knows what it is like to be on the other side
of the fence.
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