Can New Zealand be beaten?

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[caption id="attachment_55352" align="aligncenter" width="300"] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 05 October 2013 : Kieran Read of the All Blacks celebrates the victory with his try during the Castle Lager Rugby Championship test match between SOUTH AFRICA and NEW ZEALAND at ELLIS PARK in Johannesburg, South Africa on 05 October 2013. The All Blacks won the trophy by…

Mealamu back for Blues

April 3, 2013 0
Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made two changes to the starting XV for Friday night’s clash with the Highlanders at Eden Park (kick-off 7.35pm). Tasman prop Tim Perry will start at loosehead in place of Tom McCartney, while Jackson Willison replaces Francis Saili at second five-eighths. The Blues will be bolstered by World…

Highlanders team for Reds

March 27, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has made three changes to the starting team that played the Chiefs in Hamilton last Friday night. In the forwards, Highlanders Captain Andrew Hore makes his return after suffering a rib injury against the Hurricanes in round five.  Tony Woodcock also returns to the starting XV. Liam Coltman and Ma’afu…

Highlanders: Joseph wields the axe

March 14, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow night (7.35pm NZT). Five changes have been made to the run-on XV that played the Cheetahs in Invercargill last Saturday. In the forwards, Chris King plays his 99th game of Super Rugby.  Jarrad Hoeata comes…

Canes team for Landers derby

March 12, 2013 0
The Hurricanes will face their third New Zealand based team in round four of the Investec Super Rugby competition on Friday evening. The side will travel this week to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to meet the Highlanders. This will be the 20th time the teams have gone head to head. Since 2007, their last…

Highlanders 19, Cheetahs 36

March 9, 2013 22
The Cheetahs tour is not getting any easier as they travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders. Teams: Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Phil Burleigh, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Jake Paringatai, 7 John Hardie, 6 Joe Wheeler, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn,…

Hore returns for Landers against Cheetahs

March 7, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Cheetahs at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill on Saturday night (7.35pm NZT). In the forwards, Andrew Hore returns to the Highlanders after missing the first Highlanders match of the 2013 season due to suspension.  He will be joined by Highlanders debutants Brad Thorn…

Brussow starts from the bench

March 6, 2013 9
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has resisted the temptation to rush Springbok Heinrich Brüssow straight back into his starting XV. Rugby365 The only change to the matchday squad to face the Highlanders in Invercargill on Saturday sees the Springbok openside flank, Brüssow, come onto the replacement bench in place of Johannes Prinsloo. The starting XV is…

Landers name team for Chiefs

February 21, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow. This is the opening  game of the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition for both New Zealand franchises. Three players will make their first run-on start for the Highlanders; Tony Woodcock, Joe Wheeler and Ma’a Nonu…

Chiefs announce team for Highlanders match

February 20, 2013 0
The Chiefs have announced their team to play the Highlanders in their first game of the Investec Super Rugby competition in Dunedin on Friday. Tim Nanai-Williams will take the field at centre, after a solid performance in last week’s trial against the Hurricanes.  Chiefs’ midfielders, Bundee Aki and Charlie Ngatai have both been cleared to…

Woodcock, Nonu, Smith starts for Landers

February 7, 2013 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his starting XV to play the Crusaders at Whitestone Contracting Stadium in Oamaru tomorrow afternoon (4.30pm NZT). This is the second pre-season game for both New Zealand franchises. There are a number of changes from the team that played the Chiefs in Taupo last weekend; All Blacks Tony…

Highlanders 2013 Super Rugby squad

October 31, 2012 0
The Highlanders squad has a number of new faces and this will make for a very exciting season in 2013. The forward pack will be bolstered by the experience of Brad Thorn and Tony Woodcock who have played a combined total of 151 tests for the All Blacks and 205 Super Rugby matches.  Also joining…

Highlanders confirm Woodcock signing

September 10, 2012 0
World Cup winning All Black, Tony Woodcock, has today signed with the Highlanders for a two-year period and will join the franchise for the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition. 31 year old Woodcock was born in Helensville, and made his 1st class debut for North Harbour in 2000. He has played 113 super Rugby games…

Highlanders team named

May 25, 2012 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow. He has made five changes to the run-on team that played the Bulls at Forsyth Barr Stadium last Saturday night. Two changes have been made to the Highlanders forward pack with Andrew Hore starting at hooker and Hoani MacDonald…

Lam benches Ali, Weepu & Nonu

May 24, 2012 0
Ali Williams looks set to play his 100th Super Rugby game off the bench after he and fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu were relegated to the reserves for Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Eden Park. In the wake of the All Blacks training camp in Auckland last weekend, Blues head coach Pat Lam has decided to give…
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