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Watching the Highlanders in 2015 just further exemplifies the sorry state of affairs at the Blues and rugby in New Zealand’s capital city, arguably the greatest talent pool for the sport in the world.

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Nearly a year of Super Rugby heartache is over for the Highlanders, who notched their first win of the season with a courageous 25-22 defeat of the Sharks in Dunedin.

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Two teams stood out to me this weekend, the Stormers and Highlanders. They might be the most unlucky and hard done by teams of the competition.

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The Cheetahs recorded their first Super Rugby win of the season with a comprehensive 36-19 win over the Highlanders at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday night.

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With the three week international break coming up and the announcement of the international squads over the weekend, this weekend’s games had a strong feeling of trial matches.

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Melbourne coach Damien Hill praised the Rebels’ defence despite them conceding seven tries in a 43-12 Super Rugby beating by the Highlanders in Invercargill on Friday.

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After last week’s last-minute loss to the Chiefs, the Brumbies will be looking to put in a strong performance in front of their fans when they host the Highlanders tonight. We’ll have live scores from the kick-off at 7.35pm AEDT.

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After trouncing the Rebels last weekend, the Waratahs face a stern test across the Tasman when they travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders. We’ll have live scores from the kick-off at 5.35pm AEDT.

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The Auckland Blues scored an emotional 10-15 win over the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday to move to the top of the New Zealand Super Rugby conference.

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Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga scored the first try of the season in an 11-point haul that helped the Otago Highlanders to a surprise 14-9 win over the Wellington Hurricanes in the opening match of the expanded Super Rugby tournament.

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The Super Rugby season is getting closer and closer. Today we have the pleasure of previewing a very strong New Zealand conference that could be much closer than previous years indicate.

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As the Super 15 Rugby tournament draws closer in a World Cup year, the New Zealanders have a wealth of talent looking to impress in the expanded competition for 2011.

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The Wellington Hurricanes preserved a faint chance of reaching the Super 14 rugby semi-finals by beating the Otago Highlanders 33-31 on Saturday in a match in which both teams had four-try bonus points by halftime.

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The Sharks finally broke their duck with a 30-16 Super 14 rugby win over the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday night.

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The Bulls racked up 50 points for the third time this season in thrashing the Highlanders 50-35 and reclaiming the lead in Super 14 rugby on Saturday.

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Bryan Habana nailed the bonus-point fourth try right on fulltime but it was the forwards who set up the Stormers’ 33-0 whitewash of the Otago Highlanders in Super 14 rugby at Newlands Stadium on Saturday.

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The Otago Highlanders gained their first Super 14 win of 2010 with a 31-24 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

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The Canterbury Crusaders launched their Super 14 campaign with a trademark storming finish to secure a bonus point 32-17 win over the Otago Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday.

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