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.
It took them a while to get going, but the Crusaders
eventually wore the Blues down to claim a 26-21 Super Rugby
win at Eden Park tonight, sending them to the top of the
Of all the boots that All Blacks coach Steve Hansen needed to
fill following the retirement of a string of stalwarts after
last year's successful World Cup campaign, the biggest
belonged to Richie McCaw.
Former captain James Horwill's omission from last year's
Wallabies World Cup squad had many thinking it was the end of
the backrower's international career.
Southland Boys' High School achieved a points victory against
rival Otago Boys' High School during the annual interschool
Dumped Taieri coach Erik Vaafusuaga is standing by the club
despite expressing some disappointment about his removal.
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