Fears the Waratahs might break the Aussie hoodoo against NZ Super Rugby sides this season proved short-lived last night.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders' game against the Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Surely it must happen — one of the most unwanted records in the sport must be broken.
Does anyone still get up to watch games in the middle of the night? Molly Hamilton does.
Ben Smith wanted to play for the Highlanders against the British and Irish Lions but his country called.
Highlanders fullback Ben Smith will not play for the franchise against the British and Irish Lions.
A return home with the skipper back in the side — the Highlanders all of a sudden have plenty of selection options to take on the Waratahs tomorrow night.
Ben Smith will play his 127th game for the Highlanders on Saturday, equalling the mark set by former captain Anton Oliver.
The Waratahs say the conditions in Dunedin will suit their style of play as they take on the Highlanders on Saturday.
He is back to being a happy hooker but for a time there Ash Dixon admits he did not know what the future held.
Highlanders assistant coach Scott McLeod played more than a straight bat yesterday.
The signs of the arrival of the British and Irish Lions are coming thick and fast, with confidence their match against the Highlanders next month will be sold out.
If this was a horse race, Scott McLeod is coming from the back of the field and heading for the front.
The Highlanders will have at least three key players back for next weekend's home game and more could be on the way.
Another record-breaking performance has allowed the Highlanders to continue their winning ways.
Eight straight wins and still stuck in fourth - life sure is tough in the New Zealand conference.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders Super Rugby match against the Force in Perth.
The Highlanders will be able to call on a couple of very decent bench players for the game against the Western Force in Perth tomorrow night.
Highlanders lock Tom Franklin will play his 50th game when he takes the field to play the Force in Perth on Saturday night.
Complacency is something the Highlanders need to avoid this week.