Round 17 was not meant to produced any surprises but Pirates
obviously did not get the memo, upsetting Dunedin 36-17.
It all went to plan for Elliot Dixon on Saturday night.
Among the crowd of ecstatic Highlanders fans in Wellington
on Saturday night was Allied Press group advertising manager
and Otago Daily Times rugby columnist Paul
Dwyer. The voice of
Dunedin club rugby filed these thoughts.
Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith said right from the start of
the season, he knew this team was something special.
South Otago High School's 10 game winning streak came to an
abrupt end in Dunedin on Saturday with a crushing 49-5 loss
to John McGlashan College.
ODT Online rugby writer Jeff Cheshire rates the
Highlanders after the 21-14 victory over the Hurricanes which
netted them the Super Rugby title.
In an alternate rugby world,
maybe one in which the Hurricanes weren't the only Kiwi team
without a Super Rugby title, Jamie Joseph would have been out
of a job.
Don't miss tomorrow's souvenir edition of the Otago Daily
Times, celebrating the Highlanders' magnificent Super 15
More than 2000 fans descended
on Dunedin International Airport today to welcome home their
The Highlanders' Super Rugby success will be celebrated with
street parade in Dunedin tomorrow afternoon.
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