What did the Highlanders have at halftime - a pint of stout and a scotch egg?
Elliot Dixon will be hoping for a repeat of the last time he played for the Highlanders in a Super Rugby match at No 8.
The Crusaders have piled on the points in the second half to run out big winners over the Highlanders in Christchurch tonight.
Always a joy, never a chore. Highlanders fullback Ben Smith will bring up an impressive milestone tomorrow night.
Inexperienced first five-eighth Josh Ioane has been trusted at the helm for the Highlanders' match against the Crusaders in Christchurch tomorrow.
Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax is one of the big movers to be named in a 41-strong squad for an All Blacks foundation day in Wellington next Monday.
The Highlanders sit 12th in the Super Rugby ladder and many are writing off their chances of getting to the playoffs for a sixth straight year.
There is talk of must-wins, playoff hopes hanging by a thread and falling too far behind. But that is just gossip and speculation.
Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett is high in praise of his young forward pack but knows the ultimate test lies ahead - this Friday night in Christchurch, to be exact.
It is going to be very much a makeshift Highlanders backline which takes on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Friday night.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger admitted last night's loss to the Hurricanes was a bitter pill to swallow and said his side did a lot of things right.
Lock Tom Franklin has landed on a few snakes lately but he plans to scale the ladder back up the board.