New coach Glenn Moore has named five new caps in the Highlanders team for the first-up Super-14 match against the Reds at Brisbane tomorrow night.
Aaron Bancroft has scored plenty of tries this season but he would trade in a couple for more starts in a Highlanders jersey.
Highlanders Super 14 rugby captain Jimmy Cowan returns to New Zealand today after dislocating a finger during his team's 0-33 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town at the weekend.
The Highlanders have their 2010 season awards evening next week. It would be fair to say it will be a short affair.
Crusaders Kahn Fotuali'i and Zac Guildford will make their Super 15 rugby comebacks from injury via the bench in Saturday's top-of-the-conference match against the Highlanders at Carisbrook in Dunedin.
The Chiefs arm-wrestled their way to their fourth win in 11 Super 15 rugby matches with a 20-7 win over an injury-stricken Highlanders in Hamilton today.
Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark says he would not have signed England international James Haskell if he thought it would damage the team's reputation.
It will not be easy, but the Highlanders have the opportunity to turn their series of close losses into a win in the red hot atmosphere of Pretoria tomorrow morning.
Seven wins over the past two years. Well, seven victories must be the minimum goal for the Highlanders of 2010.
A school-based programme is being introduced by the Highlanders rugby team this season which will target low-decile primary schools and deliver messages around healthy eating and physical activity.
Desperate times have arrived early for most of New Zealand's Super 14 rugby hopefuls.
Call it a false dawn. After the promise of last week's gutsy win over the Waratahs, the Highlanders slipped back into bad habits with a heavy loss to the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday night.
New Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph says he was encouraged with what he saw from Otago at the weekend but admits he has a big job in front of him.
The Highlanders team named today for a Super 15 pre-season rugby match against the Blues at Balclutha on Saturday has been named.
The Highlanders team to play the Crusaders in a Super 15 pre-season rugby match in Oamaru on Friday has been named.
The Highlanders have sold more than 2400 season tickets - an increase of 150% - and are hoping for a crowd of more than 10,000 for this Friday night's game.