Highlanders

Brumbies take on the Highlanders

David Polkinghorne   Follow the live action as the Brumbies take on the Highlanders at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

Boots and all Henry Speight ready for Fijian showdown

Henry Speight will use a midfield switch to spark his best form.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight hopes a breakthrough try will spark a scoring spree for the rest of the season, vowing to step up as a backline leader to get the team's season back on track.

Carter to miss Highlanders clash following death of childhood friend

Sam Carter has been granted leave to be with his family after the death of a childhood friend.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have granted lock Sam Carter a leave of absence to be with his family after the death of childhood friend Nicholas Tooth, who died from a head injury sustained while playing rugby last weekend.

Highlanders hang on after Blues fightback

Victors: Josh Hohneck celebrates as the Highlanders notch a strong win on Saturday.

A brutally efficient first half set up the Highlanders for a 30-24 Super Rugby win over the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Highlanders stun Crusaders in Christchurch

Holding on: Patrick Osborne of the Highlanders is tackled by Kieran Read of the Crusaders.

A sizzling double to wing Waisake Naholo has helped halt the Highlanders' Super Rugby losing streak against the Crusaders with a 25-20 win in Christchurch.

Highlanders take foot off the brake

On the move: Aaron Smith of the Highlanders.

Fijian flyers Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne both got in on the act as the Highlanders beat the Stormers 39-21 to record their biggest win of the Super Rugby season.

Hurricanes win scrappy Super Rugby game over Highlanders in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 20: Maa Nonu of the Hurricanes moves the ball despite the attempted tackle of Malakain Fekitoa of the Highlanders during the round six Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 20, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Nathan Burdon   With so much X-factor under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the Highlanders' Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes, the only certainty was that no-one would be going home early.

Coles out of Highlanders clash

Out: Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles.

Hooker Dane Coles will miss Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin, but two other All Blacks will return to the Hurricanes' starting line-up.

Waratahs outmuscled in loss to Highlanders

Night to forget: Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson   This one will hurt for the Waratahs, who were over-powered and out-manoeuvered in many of the areas in which they take most pride - physicality, skill and ingenuity.

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Waratahs to target halfback Smith in pursuit of dominance

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 27: Aaron Smith of the Highlanders warms-up during the round three Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on February 27, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson   The NSW pack will go halfback hunting to shut down the threat-laden Highlanders on Saturday.

Highlanders win gripping contest with Chiefs

Augustine Pulu of the Chiefs is tackled.

Evan Pegden   Highlanders win thrilling Super Rugby match with Chiefs 20-17 in Hamilton.

Mistakes cost Reds over Highlanders

Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders touches down for a try.

The Queensland Reds were left to rue sloppy errors and poor execution after falling 20-13 to the Highlanders in Friday's Super Rugby clash in Dunedin.

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Highlanders v Reds

James O'Connor

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Crusaders hold off late Highlanders fightback

Colin Slade of the Crusaders looks to pass.

Nathan Burdon   Crusaders make amends for woeful start to the Super Rugby season with a 26-20 second round win over the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Highlanders v Crusaders

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rebels score last-gasp win in trial

Mike Harris of the Rebels.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels score two late tries in 25-24 win over the Highlanders in a Super Rugby trial match on Thursday night.

Brumbies aim high despite defeats

Tevita Kuridani showed glimpses of brilliance in a pre-season trial against Otago Highlanders at Wagga.

Pic by Laura Hardwick

Chris Dutton   The Brumbies insist confidence will be high when they start the Super Rugby season, despite losing their two trial matches.

Singapore investor linked with the Highlanders

High stakes:  Eric Series, the man behind Singapore's bid to enter a team in an expanded Super Rugby competition, is reportedly interested in getting involved with the Highlanders.

The man behind Singapore's failed bid for a Super Rugby team reportedly interested in buying share of the Highlanders.

Brad Thorn joins English club Leicester

England bound: Brad Thorn.

Veteran dual-rugby international Brad Thorn will extend his remarkable career once again, after signing a deal with English rugby outfit Leicester.

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Rugby

Michael Cheika warns Waratahs of Super Rugby finals intensity

Heaven sent: Waratahs fullback Israel Folau celebrates his try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson   The Waratahs won their first minor premiership with the six-try, 44-16 win against the Highlanders on Sunday, drawing a standing ovation from a season-best crowd of 24,500 at Allianz Stadium. 

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