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Key points - Highlanders v Brumbies

Key points - Highlanders v Brumbies

Otago Daily Times Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire looks at some key points from the Highlanders' 23-10 win over the Brumbies in Invercargill.

Rugby: Ardie Savea's mix of talents 'fascinates'

Rugby: Ardie Savea's mix of talents 'fascinates'

The more Ardie Savea plays, the more he fascinates. He brings the broadest footballing portfolio to a role that has traditionally had relatively narrow demands.

Rugby: Pirates front but beaten comfortably (+ video)

Rugby: Pirates front but beaten comfortably (+ video)

A makeshift Pirates side fronted for its match with Taieri at Peter Johnstone Park and, while it was well beaten 68-19, it did manage to score three tries and contest the scrums up until the 55th minute.

Rugby: Strong first half helps Dunstan to win

Rugby: Strong first half helps Dunstan to win

Dunstan High School were too good for Mount Aspiring College today, claiming a 46-12 win in the opening round of the Otago Secondary Schools' First XV competition. 

Rugby: Cheika dismisses Aussie doom-mongers

Rugby: Cheika dismisses Aussie doom-mongers

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has shrugged off Australia's struggles in Super Rugby this season and hit back at critics for being too pessimistic about the local game in the lead-up to the home test series against England.

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