It was like taking
candy from a baby for the first 40 minutes. Then it was
like watching the training wheels fall off in the second.
The Highlanders' three All Blacks are likely to put their
feet up in the next couple of weeks as the side eyes a scalp
The Highlanders have signed a couple of their younger brigade
for the next two seasons.
The Highlanders have held on to beat the Blues 30-24 at
Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Competition brings out the best in anyone.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is completely satisfied with
the condition of prop Josh Hohneck, saying anyone who can go
pig hunting and capture a boar must be all right.
Otago and Highlanders first five-eighth Hayden Parker is out
for the season because of a shoulder injury.
The Highlanders have made some changes to their forward pack
to take on the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday
It is about halfway through the regular season of Super
rugby, time to look at who is playing well, who isn't and who
is putting in a good shift for little reward. Rugby writer
Steve Hepburn picks a form XV from the New Zealand teams.
The granting of a licence for a private operator to run the
Highlanders is still being worked through and no completion
date has been set.
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