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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by Lynn McConnell
Under pressure from a determined Highlanders second-half effort, the Blues produced defensive class to match their attacking strengths to claim a 27-24 win in their Super Rugby Aotearoa game at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
It made it three out of three for the Blues who