This is shaping as moving year
in the career of Steven Luatua.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will resist the urge to take
his All Blacks across the Tasman this week, saying he has
every confidence in their ability to be match-sharp when the
Southern winger Josh Gordon has come in from the wilderness
to make the New Zealand sevens squad and is in line to make
his debut in the black jersey next week in Wellington.
Elliot Dixon wants to make the No 6 jersey his own as the
Highlanders continue their Super Rugby preparation with a
pre-season match against the Brumbies in Wagga Wagga on
Dave Rennie says extending his
Chiefs contract was a no-brainer.
The Highlanders First XV competition is still without a major
sponsor and a 16th team, but committee chairman Don McFarlane
is not yet ''losing too much sleep over it''.
The theft of his All Black jersey from King's High School has
surprised former international hooker Tom Willis.
New Zealand sevens coach Gordon
Tietjens has a habit of picking players to debut at the
Wellington leg of the international series and this year
could be no different.
Two former Otago and Scottish players say they have no
regrets about playing for their adopted country, saying they
could not turn down the chance of playing international
Cory Brown has his feet under the table - now it is time to
get to work.
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