In the opening act of the Finals Series, the Highlanders traveled to Australia in an attempt to beat the Brumbies. With recent history favouring the home side, the only guarantee was that loyal fans knew there was never any doubt of Highlanders character.
It was a hard task, made tougher by the conditions, but the formidable Dunedin-based side prevailed 9-15 in the rain of Canberra. The Highlanders side have proven time and time again that they can absorb pressure, adapt to knockout football and move on to the semi finals. Lima Sopoaga (pictured) played a big part in the victory.
A tremendous opening act of the four quarter finals of the Super Rugby opening playoffs, it made for an engaging weekend’s action. Three more matches on the Saturday will see fans from Wellington to Cape Town entertained. And with three thrilling games still to be played today, all that Last Word On Sports can say is “enjoy”…..read more here
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