The Highlanders are not completely out of the running in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
Josh Ioane will slot into fullback for an injured Connor Garden-Bachop on Friday night when the Highlanders take on the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Former Otago and Highlanders prop Craig Millar has taken his first step to wearing a Japanese jersey.
It was not one to readily commit to the memory bank — the match between the Highlanders and the Chiefs on Saturday night.
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell just cannot stop scoring tries, making tackles and breaking the gain line.
Round three of the Southern Region rugby competition produced wins for the three unbeaten teams, which are creating a gap at the top of the table.
Let's be realistic. The Highlanders could never replicate what they did last week against the Crusaders. No team could.
The dream of the final is over — the Highlanders now have to get ready for a physical and rested Blues outfit.
For the second match in succession Super Rugby Aotearoa needed golden point extra time to find a victor.
Highlanders coach Tony Brown has closed the book on his side's hopes of making the Super Rugby Aotearoa final this season.
The Highlanders have gone down to a golden point penalty from Damian McKenzie in a scrappy thriller at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Highlanders have received a big boost just before what is shaping up as a must-win for both sides at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.