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Highlanders 2007 Super 14 Squad

January 6th, 2007

The Highlanders are only bringing in two players from outside there region, wingers Vili Waqaseduadua from North Harbour and Lucky Mulipola from Tasman.

Highlanders 2007 Super 14 Squad: Aaron Bancroft (Otago), Josh Blackie (Otago), Callum Bruce (Otago), Keith Cameron (Otago), Craig Clare (Otago), Jimmy Cowan (Southland), Clarke Dermody (Southland), Nick Evans (Otago), David Hall (Southland), Carl Hayman (Otago), Charlie Hore (Otago), Glen Horton (Otago), Jason Kawau (Southland), Chris King (Otago), Filipo Levi (Otago), Jason Macdonald (Otago), Hoani MacDonald (Southland), Jamie Mackintosh (Southland), Toby Morland (Otago), Lucky Mulipola (Tasman), Craig Newby (Otago), Anton Oliver (Otago), James Ryan (Otago), Matt Saunders (Otago), Alando Soakai (Otago), Ezra Taylor (Otago), Kane Thompson (Southland), Hale T-Pole (Southland), Viliame Waqaseduadua (North Harbour), Greg Zampach (Otago).

2007 Super 14 Fixtures

October 13th, 2006

The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) have released the schedule for the 2007 Super 14. The 2007 Super 14 season will start a week earlier to allow for the Rugby World Cup.

The competition starts off on 2nd February with the Blues hosting the Crusaders in Auckland. It finishes up with the grand final to be played on the 19th May.

It is still unknown which team will be the 5th South African side. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had originally planned for the Southern Spears to replace that country’s bottom-placed team this year, the Cats, for 2007 and 2008.
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Highlanders hold out against Brumbies

April 8th, 2005

The Highlanders were able to hold out against the Brumbies to beat them 19-18 in a match played at Carisbrook on Friday night.

Near the middle of the second half Stirling Mortlock was able to spin out of a tackle and cross the try line to score. This took the Brumbies to 1 point away from the Highlanders, however Matt Giteau was unable to convert the try to take the lead.

The Brumbies had a few opportunities to score but were held out by determined defence from the Highlanders. Including a grubber kick in the last moments of the match that could have resulted in a try if it had been better judged.

This loss is the third in a row for the Brumbies, the defending champions.

While the win moves the Highlanders into second place on the table.

Highlanders - Try: Grant Webb. Penalties: Ben Blair (3). Conversion: Ben Blair. Dropped goal: Nick Evans.

Brumbies - Tries: Henari Veratau, Stirling Mortlock. Penalties: Matt Giteau (2). Conversion: Matt Giteau .

Highlanders defeat Cats

March 26th, 2005

The Highlanders have defeated the Cats 16-12 during their Super 12 match in Johannesburg on Friday.

The game was marred by mistakes and poor handling. Despite having over 60% of both possession and territory, the Cats were only able to score through the boot of Andre Pretorius.

The Highlanders scored a try through Craig Newby in the first half of the game.

The Cats had several attacking opportunities but were unable to penetrate the impressive defence of the Highlanders.

Andre Pretorius was only able to slot 4 of his 6 attempts at goal.

Captain of the Cats, Wikus van Heerden, after the match said “What a huge disappointment for our loyal supporters. We played with so much pride, but failed to take our chances and committed far too many handling errors.”

The win marks the third consecutive win by the Highlanders against South African sides, having previously recorded victories against the Sharks and Bulls.

Highlanders - Try: Craig Newby; Conversion: Ben Blair; Penalties: Blair (3)

Cats - Penalties: Andre Pretorius (4)

Bulls have no answer to the Highlanders

March 11th, 2005

The Highlanders 23 defeated the Bulls 0 in the opening match of round 3 of the 2005 Super 12.

The Highlanders played what was surely their best game of the year so far. They lead at half time 15-0 through tries to Nick Evans and Matt Saunders.

Although the Bulls had some promising attacking phases they were unable to get through the much improved Highlanders defence.

Highlanders: Tries: Nick Evans (9 min), Matt Saunders (43 min), F Levi. Conversion: Ben Blair. Penalties: Ben Blair (2).


Preview: Highlanders v Bulls

March 11th, 2005

The Highlanders host the Bulls for the first game of round 3 of the 2005 Super 12 at Carisbrook, Dunedin.

The Highlanders side are boosted by the return of captain Anton Oliver and playmaker Nick Evans. They will be hoping for a better result than last weeks 16 all draw against the Stormers. Really this is the sort of game that the Highlanders should win if they are make the finals.

With two narrow loses so far this year the Bulls are eager for a win. Winger Pierre Spies makes this debut for the Bulls. This game is likely to be the Bulls best chance for a win away from home.
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Preview: Highlanders vs Stormers

March 4th, 2005

Highlanders vs Stormers - 5:30pm Saturday at Rugby Park, Invercargill

The Highlanders are coming off a home loss from last week
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Blues defeat Highlanders

February 25th, 2005

In the first Super 12 game of 2005, the Blues scored 30 to the Highlanders 14 points.

The Blues lead the Highlanders 13-6 at half time. Highlanders skipper, Anton Oliver, played his 100th Super 12 game, the first New Zealander to do so.
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Super 12 Draw

January 18th, 2005

The Super 12 Draw for 2005 has been released. The draw as stands now follows. Times and date given are local to where the game is being played.
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