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Rugby: What worked for the Highlanders?

Rugby: What worked for the Highlanders?

ODT Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire casts his eye back at the Highlanders' season to look at what worked, and what needs to be done if the team are to improve on their place this year.

Rugby: Scott key in Eels' record victory

Rugby: Scott key in Eels' record victory

Flanker Willis Scott was the outstanding forward on the paddock and played a key role in Taieri's record-breaking win in the final.

Rugby: Kings wins third game in First XV top eight

Rugby: Kings wins third game in First XV top eight

Kings won its third game in the Highlanders First XV top eight competition when it beat Waitaki Boys 30-17 at Oamaru today.

Rugby: Emotional state could favour Crusaders

Rugby: Emotional state could favour Crusaders

If we accept that the Crusaders and Waratahs share the same resolve to win tonight, then the difference between the best two sides in the competition could rest on their respective emotional states and it's in this area that Todd Blackadder's men could have an edge.

Rugby: In-form Smith presents selectors with tough choice

Rugby: In-form Smith presents selectors with tough choice

The All Blacks' policy of injured players not losing their places when they return to fitness could be given its sternest test if Israel Dagg returns to the fold in sound condition following tomorrow's Super Rugby final.

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