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TJ Ioane misses Highlanders tour selection

Explosive loose forward TJ Ioane hasn't recovered from injury in time to be named in the Highlanders' squad for a two-game Super Rugby tour of South Africa.

Highlanders fight back to beat the Bulls

Lima Sopoaga of the Highlanders scores a try.

Inspired by electric centre Malakai Fekitoa, the Highlanders overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Bulls 27-20 in a lively mid-table Super Rugby match in Dunedin.

Highlanders lose Brad Thorn for the season

Veteran lock Brad Thorn is likely to miss the rest of the Highlanders' Super Rugby season after suffering a torn bicep.

Highlanders v Bulls

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

Highlanders v Rebels

Highlanders flanker Shane Christie gets a pass away.

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Luckless Rebels lose to Highlanders

Rebels fullback Angus Woodward scored 20 points.

The Melbourne Rebels' quest for their first Super Rugby win abroad has fallen tantalisingly short, with a 33-30 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Melbourne Rebels make four changes for Highlanders clash

Colby Fainga'a

The Melbourne Rebels have made four changes to their starting line-up to face the Highlanders in their Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Friday night.

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Blues beat Highlanders in Super Rugby

Blues veteran Ma'a Nonu makes a break during the round seven Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.

The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland.

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Highlanders winger Buxton Popoalii quits rugby because of heart defect

Career cut short: Buxton Popoalii playing for Otago last year.

Highlanders winger Buxton Popoalii is retiring from rugby because of a long-standing heart condition.

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Western Force make it six in a row over Highlanders

Alby Mathewson of the Force looks to off-load.

Nathan Burdon The Force are a special sort of bogey team for the Highlanders – although it’s difficult to say exactly why – with the Perth-based team scoring their sixth straight win over the Highlanders.

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Highlanders v Hurricanes

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)

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Highlanders hold off Hurricanes in Dunedin

James Broadhurst of the Hurricanes busts the Highlanders defence.

A fast and furious finish wasn't enough for the Hurricanes to steal an unlikely Super Rugby victory in Dunedin on Friday, the Highlanders holding on for a narrow 35-31 win at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

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Highlanders v Force

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Aaron Cruden magic gets Chiefs home over Highlanders

Cruden

Evan Pegden Aaron Cruden produced a piece of magic to win it for the Chiefs but the Highlanders confirmed they are indeed the real deal this season.

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Waratahs out of sorts in final Super Rugby trial against Highlanders

Alofa Alofa

Georgina Robinson When you are the heavily hyped hope of the Australian conference, a messy three-point victory over last year's second-worst team does not look good.

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Highlanders warhorse Brad Thorn ruled out for up to month because of injury

Brad Thorn

Wellington: The Highlanders have lost the services of veteran second-rower Brad Thorn to injury for up to a month.

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Unheralded Highlanders too strong for battling Blues

 Ben Smith

Marc Hinton Who needs those Flash Harrys from the North Island on New Zealand? Not the Highlanders it would seem, as Jamie Joseph's unheralded southerners made a dream start to the new Super Rugby season on...

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Highlanders v Blues

Richard Shute Highlanders v Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm

Union

ACT Brumbies' new boys get their chance in Queenstown against Otago Highlanders

SPORT: Canberra club players (front) Tom Staniforth,  back L-R Matt Hawke, Michael Smith, Rodney Iona and Tim Cree will have their chance to impress the coaches when they play for the Brumbies against the Highlanders. . 29th January 2014.. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will use party capital Queenstown as the launching pad for their Super Rugby title aspirations.