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# highlanders - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Highlanders storm back from 31-7 down to stun Gatland's Chiefs

The former Wales boss has now presided over five straight defeats.

# highlanders - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

Analysis: Super Rugby sides picking apart lineout seams with sharp attack

The Brumbies scored an excellent try in behind the lineout against the Rebels.

# highlanders - Saturday 4 July, 2020

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.

# highlanders - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Blues defeat the Highlanders in a thriller

Highlanders fight back from 12-point half-deficit but miss a key kick late on.

# highlanders - Saturday 13 June, 2020

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.

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.

# highlanders - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

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.

# highlanders - Friday 21 February, 2020

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.

# highlanders - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

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.

# highlanders - Friday 7 June, 2019

Naholo double not enough as Highlanders forced to hold off Bulls' late charge Super Rugby This post contains videos

Naholo double not enough as Highlanders forced to hold off Bulls' late charge

The sides played out a thrilling Super Rugby draw on Friday.

# highlanders - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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.

# highlanders - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Ulster confirm signing of Kiwi back Matt Faddes from Highlanders

The 27-year-old Otago man can play in several positions across the backline.

# highlanders - Friday 12 April, 2019

Rampant Crusaders hit back to stay unbeaten at home Super Rugby This post contains videos

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.

# highlanders - Monday 4 March, 2019

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.

# highlanders - Monday 18 February, 2019

Liam Squire leaving New Zealand to join Red Hurricanes

The back-row forward is off after the 2019 World Cup.

# highlanders - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

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.

# highlanders - Thursday 11 January, 2018

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.

# highlanders - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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.

# highlanders - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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.

# highlanders - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

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.

# highlanders - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin

Who shone through the defeat for you?

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.

As It Happened: Highlanders v The Lions

We had all the action from Dunedin.

# highlanders - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Three All Blacks in Highlanders side to face Lions in Dunedin

Lima Sopoaga, Liam Coltman and Waisake Naholo have been released by Steve Hansen.

# highlanders - Monday 8 May, 2017

The kick pass is king and Beauden Barrett is king of the kick pass

The Lions better watch out.

# highlanders - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener

“With Kieran Read out, Liam was probably next cab off the rank”.

# highlanders - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions

Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.

# highlanders - Monday 1 May, 2017

Mauger lands Highlanders role just over a month after Leicester sacking

The former All Black will move to Dunedin after agreeing a two-year contract with the 2015 Super Rugby champions.

# highlanders - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Comeback kings Crusaders defy injuries to prevail, Highlanders also win at a cost

A host of All Blacks – Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Waisake Naholo and Lima Sopoaga – suffered injuries as their teams won in Super Rugby.

# highlanders - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning Super Rugby This post contains videos

Crusaders produced an absolutely stunning comeback against Highlanders this morning

21 points down in the second half? No need to panic.

# highlanders - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders

The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.

# highlanders - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Rampant Lions to face the Hurricanes as they secure first Super Rugby final appearance

The Highlanders failed in their bid to set up a second successive Super Rugby final clash with the Hurricanes as they lost to the Lions.

# highlanders - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Chiefs 10 Cruden forced to celebrate after brilliant Highlanders try Crude And Unusual Punishment This post contains videos

Chiefs 10 Cruden forced to celebrate after brilliant Highlanders try

The Hurricanes had reason to celebrate the score too as it helped them top the NZ conference.

# highlanders - Thursday 14 July, 2016

'We have to wait until Joe comes back': IRFU hoping Schmidt decides to stay in Ireland after summer at home

“I don’t think it’s a matter of finance. Joe is from New Zealand, he has family in New Zealand and he has to take all of those things in to consideration.”

# highlanders - Friday 17 June, 2016

'I've no plans made for the long term' - Joe Schmidt

The Ireland boss has distanced himself from the Highlanders job.

# highlanders - Friday 27 May, 2016

Lima Sopoaga just pulled off one of the most ridiculous skills you'll see on a rugby field

It wasn’t enough to beat the Hurricanes though, and the Chiefs suffered a big loss away to the Waratahs.

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