The Highlanders have stunned the Crusaders tonight at Orangetheory Stadium, running away with a 33-12 upset that only the most ardent of their fans could have seen coming.
It came after a week of off-field drama that saw coach Tony Brown stand down six players, however every single one of the Highlanders
The Hurricanes (or more accurately Jordie Barrett) have upset the Highlanders in Dunedin tonight, winning their first Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa game of the season 30-19. It’s their first win of the year and ruined what was a record-breaking night for Aaron Smith.
Barrett put on a master class, scoring all
Hurricanes centurion and former captain Dane Coles will return to the starting line-up for Friday night’s Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Coles, who has missed the opening four rounds of the competition because of a calf strain, got through 25 minutes of the Hurricanes Hunters match
Bolstered by returning players, the Highlanders are looking to deny the Hurricanes when they meet in Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa in Dunedin on Friday.
The Highlanders are welcoming a greater depth of player resource to choose from.
Lock Pari Pari Parkinson is back in the frame after having undergone an ankle reconstruction.
With the alert levels in Auckland shifting to Level 1, fans around the Auckland region will have the opportunity to pack into Eden Park as the Blues get set to host their first home game of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa season against the Highlanders.
Match Details: Sunday 14 March, 3:35pm,
Crusaders Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 2 match moved to Sunday
Crusaders v Hurricanes, Round 2 match moved to Sunday, 7 March at 4.35pm
Chiefs v Highlanders Round 2 match to remain on Friday, 5 March at 7.05pm
New Zealand Rugby has announced the Crusaders Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa
The Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa champion Crusaders picked up where they left off last season, beating a brave Highlanders side 26-13 in Dunedin tonight. All Blacks Codie Taylor and Sevu Reece led the charge for the visitors, each with strong performances that yielded them a try each.
But it was the
And just like that Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa is back for its second edition and it all kicks off in Dunedin on Friday night, with the Highlanders hosting the Crusaders.
We were treated to two cracking southern derbies in the competition last year and we expect nothing less from the first
All the groundwork has been done, injuries have been kept to a minimum and the stage is set for the weekend's first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
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Highlanders coach Tony Brown has what every coach aims for as a result of his side's 35-12 win over the Hurricanes in
Defying the odds is part of the Highlanders' DNA but new head coach Tony Brown will add innovation to the mix as the southerners prepare to take on the rest of the country.
It is almost common for Highlanders players to acknowledge underdog status at the start of each new season,