Take a hard-won turnover, add some Hoskins Sotutu pizzazz and a desperate dive by replacement flanker Blake Gibson, and you have a game securing try for the Blues to secure the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman title beating the Highlanders 23–15 at Eden Park on Saturday. But it was a close-run thing,
The Hurricanes have made just two changes to their starting side to face the Highlanders in Friday night’s final round robin Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Highlanders at Sky Stadium. Experienced wing Julian Savea returns to the run on side while Billy Proctor is promoted from the bench after making
Compelling leadership displays by halfback Aaron Smith, and his loose forward combination, helped the Highlanders to a 35–29 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Blues in Dunedin on Friday. Smith was everywhere, upsetting the Blues at every chance and leading a strong defensive effort that nullified the attacking sorties mounted
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.