# Highlanders

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# super rugby pacific
Reds end Brumbies win streak, Crusaders keep up pressure
The Reds’ convincing 21-7 win in Brisbane drew them level with the Brumbies at the top of the 12-team table.
All time
# Highlander
'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'
Japan star Kazuki Himeno is back on international duty after a season in New Zealand.
# trans-tasman
Late burst ends Blues' 18-year Super title drought
The all-New Zealand final to the Australasian championship was an intensely physical battle.
Crusaders miss out as Blues and Highlanders advance to Super Rugby final
Scott Robertson’s side have been the dominant force in recent years but won’t be part of next weekend’s decider.
# Super Rugby Trans Tasman
Highlanders heartbreak as Smith comes up inches short in last-second dive for bonus point
Without a bonus point, the unbeaten Highlanders slipped to fourth place with two rounds to play.
# on the road again
Ospreys sign Irishman Jack Regan from Super Rugby's Highlanders
The Offaly native has signed a three-year deal with the Welsh side.
# South Island
Highlanders overcome 'tough week' to shock Crusaders
The Otago side bounced back to spring a shock defeat of the table toppers.
# Irish Abroad
23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.
# Highlanders
Offaly native Jack Regan handed Super Rugby debut against Crusaders
The second-row is the son of former Offaly hurler Daithí Regan.
# Irish Abroad
Irish lock Regan earns training contract with Super Rugby's Highlanders
The 23-year-old was formerly part of the Ulster academy.
# NZ
Highlanders finish on a high as virus brings 'bizarre' ending to Super Rugby competition
The Otago side stormed home to beat the Hurricanes.
# Super Rugby
Highlanders storm back from 31-7 down to stun Gatland's Chiefs
The former Wales boss has now presided over five straight defeats.
Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack
The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.
# Super Rugby
Crusaders cruise to third straight win after sizzling second-half display
In yet another superb game of Super Rugby, the Crusaders finished off the Highlanders in style with three tries in the final quarter.
# Super Rugby
Blues defeat the Highlanders in a thriller
Highlanders fight back from 12-point half-deficit but miss a key kick late on.
# Highland fling
Gatland 'not happy' after his son's late drop goal thwarts the Chiefs
Things could get a little bit awkward at the breakfast table in the Gatland household tomorrow morning.
# rugby returns
Bryn Gatland ruins dad Warren's day with last minute drop goal
Super Rugby returned this morning with the Highlanders beating the Chiefs 28-27 in Dunedin.
# Super Rugby
World Cup-winning All Blacks wing Milner-Skudder signs for Highlanders
The 29-year-old’s move to Toulon fell through due to a shoulder injury.
# Business As Usual
First-half blitz sends Crusaders to top of Super Rugby standings
Four tries in the first half helped the champions to see off the Highlanders today in Christchurch.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Connacht prop named on Highlanders bench after joining on short-term deal
23-year-old Conán O’Donnell has linked up with the Kiwi franchise as injury cover.
# Super Rugby
Naholo double not enough as Highlanders forced to hold off Bulls' late charge
The sides played out a thrilling Super Rugby draw on Friday.
# pro14
Highlanders defence coach Delaney to take up role with Scarlets next season
‘We have known each other since school days,’ says Delaney as he prepares to link up with Brad Mooar.
# pace
Ulster confirm signing of Kiwi back Matt Faddes from Highlanders
The 27-year-old Otago man can play in several positions across the backline.
# Super Rugby
Rampant Crusaders hit back to stay unbeaten at home
Irish prop Oli Jager came off the bench for the hosts as they beat the Highlanders on Friday.
# Analysis
Quade Cooper is back in Super Rugby and the early signs are exciting
The 30-year-old is already on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar.
# Taking Flight
Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes
The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.
# Super Rugby
All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery
Ronan O’Gara’s team have a big south island derby date on Friday at Wyatt Crockett Stadium.
# Perfect 10
Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed
Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.
# check in
Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester
The former All Black playmaker has a three-year deal on his native south island.
# holibobs
All Blacks vice-captain Smith to take sabbatical
He will miss the majority of the Rugby Championship after exercising the option to take a career break.
# Moving On
Lions to shift into Test mode in Rotorua after 'hiccup' against Highlanders
Discipline, the scrum, closing out games and defending kicks will be the key learning points.
# Ruthless
'To have played two games and lost two games is pretty frustrating for me'
Robbie Henshaw was disappointed with the Lions’ inability to see out a win in Dunedin.
# Scrum Issues
'We shot ourselves in the foot' - Gatland bemoans Lions discipline and scrum
The Lions boss was disappointed but won’t be dwelling on defeat for too long.
# Irish Influence
Henderson makes impact felt for Lions as Payne has mixed night
CJ Stander started slowly but had some big moments in the 23-22 defeat.
# Opinion
Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions
The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.
# out of 10
Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin
Who shone through the defeat for you?
# Drama
Gatland's Lions slip to second tour defeat in thrilling contest with Highlanders
The tourists scored three tries but they produced another big error count in Dunedin.
Highlanders v The Lions
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# The Zoo
Three All Blacks in Highlanders side to face Lions in Dunedin
Lima Sopoaga, Liam Coltman and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen.
# Analysis
The kick pass is king and Beauden Barrett is king of the kick pass
The Lions better watch out.