Otago Daily Times Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire looks
at some key points from the Highlanders 27-20 loss to the
Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Friday night.
Sonny Bill Williams will announce a three-year deal with New
Zealand Rugby today but it is not known which Super Rugby
team he intends to play for.
Patience and understanding will be the keys to the All Blacks
bedding in a new midfield combination with Ryan Crotty and
Malakai Fekitoa having been flagged as the two most likely to
have the first crack against Wales.
St Kevin's College has kept its top-six prospects alive with
an exciting 45-39 win against Mt Aspiring College in
Taieri's slide down the leaderboard continued when the Eels
lost 28-3 to University.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has launched an impassioned
defence of Karmichael Hunt, saying sticking by the
code-hopper through his drugs controversy last year was the
right thing to do.
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