Highlanders Select Aaron Mauger As New Head Coach For Super Rugby

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2018 will be a season of new beginnings as Highlanders select Aaron Mauger as new head coach for Super Rugby. The former Crusader and All Black has previously coached the Leicester Tigers. With a three-year deal, Mauger will be expected to deliver another Super Rugby title to the franchise in that time, and he has all […] READ MORE




British and Irish Lions taste second defeat on 2017 Tour

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The Highlanders handed the British and Irish Lions their second defeat of the tour, with a thrilling 23-22 victory in Dunedin. A late penalty from Marty Banks gave the South Islanders a famous victory, after tries from Waisake Naholo and Liam Coltman put them into a winning position. The visitors held a slender advantage, before […] READ MORE



Super Rugby franchises prepare for British and Irish Lions challenge

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In a way, it is a tough ask all around. But to the credit of the organizers and planners, the marketing blitz launched the tagline "Out Roar". For the supporters to out-roar the loud traveling support of the Lions team. Attracting a huge support-base, so to combat that fans of each franchise are asked to "be there". Not only that, the home fans need to raise their voices; to "be heard" but so too the home teams also need to 'put up their best'. READ MORE




Oh, That Winning Feeling

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But we all understand that not every team is going to win. Remember that it took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to win their World Series title, and more relatively, Ireland took 116 years to beat the New Zealand All Blacks. And while those dates are for major successes, over the period both teams still had many fine achievements. It is just that the highest honours/major events tend to stick out in the mind. That winning feeling! READ MORE