New to the Highlanders and new to the ins and outs of professional rugby, John Hardie is finding every post a winner.
The Highlanders are not winning games in Dunedin and it seems visiting teams have no real love for the city either.
Poor at the start and average at the finish but the Highlanders did more than enough in the middle to win their first home game of the season.
The boot of fullback Israel Dagg was instrumental as the Highlanders beat a self-destructing Lions 39-29 in their Super 14 rugby match in Dunedin tonight.
Highlanders coach Glenn Moore said his side knew it was under pressure this week but it was about how the players reacted to that pressure which would help them bag a win.
The Highlanders rugby team is providing another vehicle to drive home the message that family violence is not acceptable, by teaming up with the White Ribbon campaign.
Highlanders star Ben Smith is happy to be playing on the wing and says he is trying to look for as much ball as possible.
Centre Kenny Lynn believes the Highlanders must improve their basic skill levels as they seek their first home win of the Super 14 season against the Lions at Carisbrook on Friday night.
Highlanders chief executive Richard Reid says the franchise is still waiting to hear from the council over where it will be re-located.
Games held in full daylight are rare and so we've taken the opportunity to create a real celebration that is accessible to all members of the community Lakes Leisure Events manager Karen Gemmell
Jason Macdonald played his 50th Super 14 game on Saturday but says he and his team must treat every game now as the last one.
The Sharks finally broke their duck with a 30-16 Super 14 rugby win over the Highlanders in Dunedin tonight.
Former Highlanders scrum coach Steve Cumberland is extending his Japanese stay but says plenty of players and coaches have fallen by the wayside.
Key players Adam Thomson and Michael Hobbs return from internal suspension among a remarkable nine changes to the Highlanders starting side to face the Sharks in their Super 14 rugby match at Dunedin on Saturday.
Southland Ranfurly Shield hero Robbie Robinson will make his starting debut for the Highlanders in their Super 14 rugby match against the Sharks at Carisbrook on Saturday night.