The Highlanders have stacked their bench with forwards and
will be looking to go deep into the well in the Super Rugby
semifinal against the Lions in Johannesburg.
The Lions and the Highlanders go into battle this weekend.
The sides actually have quite a bit in common, both in
history and efforts on the field. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn
looks at the similarities of the sides.
Wilson is not alone.
Highlanders coach Jamie
Joseph has given his side six out of 10 for its performance
against the Brumbies and knows it must do better to compete
against the Lions.
Aaron Smith admits he is grateful about being in the
semifinals and is "fizzing'' for the game.
It is shaping as the best attack against the best defence
when the Highlanders take on the Lions in their semifinal
Johannesburg on Sunday (NZ time).
Rugby in these professional days is full of buzz words.
The Highlanders will have to overcome travel and altitude
factors for their semifinal match against the Lions but
nothing seems to rattle the southern men.
The Highlanders may have lost out on a home semifinal but the
side still has a chance of returning to Forsyth Barr Stadium
The Highlanders stayed alive.
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