Highlanders first five Bryn Gatland's foot injury is so bad that his famous father is rushing home from Wales to manage his recovery.
The Highlanders have not wasted any time in finding a replacement for injured first five-eighth Bryn Gatland.
Of all the players who have turned out for the Highlanders over the years, Johnny Leota would not be one who instantly comes to mind.
Josh McKay may be pushed into first five-eighth duties as the Highlanders get ready for their last New Zealand derby of the season.
One win does not a season make - but boy, that was mighty impressive from the Highlanders last night.
Players in tonight's match in Tokyo should be extra careful of giving away penalties as it could be costly.
The Highlanders will be without their talisman for a match shaping as a potential banana skin for the side.