Winning two of their three games and setting up an HSBC World Sevens quarterfinal with France at 10.20pm (NZT) on Sunday, the All Blacks Sevens secured their place in next year's Olympic Games sevens tournament on the opening day of the London Sevens.
Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree has named a 27-man squad to tour South Africa for their Investec Super Rugby matches against the Sharks and Lions. The squad features the return of club captain Dane Coles and experienced loose forward Gareth Evans who have been sidelined with calf injuries. Coles...
A rough day at the office. Plenty of work ons but we'll be back!
Naholo looked good last night, fast and strong with some good work on defence.
Lots of people slating the coaches. What short memories some folks have. 2007 & 2008 we were so bad there was talk of axing the Highlanders from the competition. Even Jamie's first season in charge was very mediocre. We'll come right. Just takes time.
Dam never mind boys safe trip home
Hammett, Mauger, Gibson, Mattson, MacDonald...all ex-Canterbury players turned into Super coaches with no credentials other than being part of the ‘mafia’ and all taking their teams down the sh@&ter....where’s the pathway for actual coaches?
Well done guys, awesome guts and effort done by all.....look forward to next week....yaay my Landers
Crap season. Not good enough.
Disappointing effort. Coaching team needs to change!
2019 - The mystery of Josh Mckay!
Highlanders look like a team going through the motions now. With Bender out, no leadership. Dont see team playing for the Jersey. Defence terrible. New coach/players to re-energise for next season.
That's their playoff hopes done and dusted. It will be a Crusaders vs Hurricanes semi
Bring back Tony Brown
It is time the franchise management took a long hard look at themselves. No astute business operators would hire proven losers as coaches and mentors. At the time that decision was ridiculous. The same failures that have previously been symptomatic of Mauger and Hammett now “reside” with the Highlanders. This outcome was entirely predictable. Take action now management. Remedy the shambles that you created. If you do not losses will continue on the field and financially.
The biggest disappointment for me is the fact that week in week out teams open up huge holes in our defence. And good work that’s been done prior to that gets undone.
I also agree that in attack we’re so underdone. Only piece of flare (if you call it that) was when ash Dixon broke the line and got a ball away to set up the try and even that wasn’t exactly enterprising..
Will struggle for a few years new players it will take time
A very poor year. So many games we should have won but crazy subbing of players. Always hard to win in SA but should have been well up the table.
I’m sure the boys are disappointed, it happens so just focus on next week
This is the first time I haven't bothered to watch games is SA and possibly first time we have come up with a single point.
Unfortunately we aren't a good team this year ....hopefully we recruit well for next year.
We just not good enough this year
Can’t win away from home anymore, bring Tony Brown back!
We'll this sux. No point in picks for me 😠
It's really sad what the Landers attack has been reduced to.
We used to be the most inventive attacking team in the comp under Tony Brown.
Now under Mauger we are reduced to shovelling the ball left and right hoping to find a gap.
And the less said about our defence the better.
Please bring Browny back.
This is sad!
Highlanders fan living in chch. What’s going on boys? 🙃
HALFTIME | 17-3 to the Stormers as the teams head into the sheds for halftime. It’s been a high paced first 40 minutes and an even bigger 40 to come! #STOvHIG #NothingElseMatters #HighlandersANDyou ... See MoreSee Less
Hard fought win by the team good birthday present for Richie 🖤❤️🖤❤️
Well done boys a fab birthday gift for Richie again hope you enjoy Fiji next week take care and see you v Rebels in 2 weeks
Awsum night guys
Great work tonight boys
Lovely saders lovely
Good job lads 👍
Another tough Derby game, conditions for both teams not good for running rugby 🏉.
The tackle preventing RM a try I thought would have been a Penalty try, hit above shoulder.
Crusaders will start hitting momentum now we are reaching the business end of the season.
Our line outs were not up to scratch! Too many errors, .... too many penalties given away... but we still stuck together.....I love Saders
BNZ Crusaders Hello, I will attach a photo for you. Do you honestly believe that a seat in line with the goal line should be classified as platinum? These seats were $55 each tonight. That is ridiculous. If I'm going to purchase your most expensive seats I expect to be placed at least on the 22m line. I've spent tens of thousands since 1996 and I'm starting to feel disgruntled.
Brent Hall offside from Chip kick done by Mounga
🔴⚫️ Thanks for the dubs boys
Can’t believe the high tackle on Mo’unga went unpunished 😠
Michael Alaalatoa u impress me every week with yr scrummaging. Gud 2 c Joe back all fit again ⚔️⚔️⚔️❤️🖤❤️🖤
Zane Welch Simon Johnston Frazer Elliott Leighton Williams just in case you missed the game