The start was great, the rest a little shaky.
The Highlanders have named a young side to face the Waratahs in their first preseason match of the year.
As the Highlanders prepare to take their pre-season to the next step, they have lost a promising youngster.
Highlanders pre-season training at Logan Park yesterday started with the players picking up branches and leaves scattered across the field by Monday’s strong winds.
Missing four weeks is bad enough for Highlanders lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit but it could have been much worse.
Highlanders lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit has been suspended from rugby for four weeks, after he was found guilty of serious misconduct by a New Zealand Rugby Misconduct hearing.
Most must find it rather perplexing, but those at the coal face are fully aware the Highlanders have a game in under four weeks.
Highlanders (from left) Kirisi Kuridrani, James Arscott, Ray Nu’u, Aleki Morris-Lome, Bryn Gatland and Teariki Ben-Nicholas load 300 presents they wrapped into a vehicle to give to Foster Hope, a...
The Highlanders will have a new skipper this season and it appears flanker James Lentjes has emerged as a serious captaincy contender.
Tony Brown may not be coaching the All Blacks but he will be involved with the Highlanders for the next three seasons.