Hore signs for Highlanders

2011-08-02 11:31

Dunedin - All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore has completed a move to the Highlanders for next year's Super Rugby competition.

According to the website, Hore, who was unwanted by the Hurricanes, has signed a one-year deal with the southern franchise and the move represents a move 'home' of sorts - he has a farm in Maniototo but has spent the past decade playing away from Otago.

Hore joins fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu (Blues), Ma'a Nonu (Blues) and Aaron Cruden (Chiefs) as Hurricanes who have signed for other New Zealand franchises next year in the wake of a tumultuous 2011 campaign under new coach Mark Hammett.

Other senior players, most notably prop Neemia Tialata, are heading overseas.

All Blacks wing Hosea Gear could also head to the Highlanders and is rated a 50-50 chance of doing so.

Hore, who played his 52nd Test in Wellington last Saturday against South Africa, will join Jason Rutledge in battling for the hooker starting spot.


  • Kok - 2011-08-02 11:54

    I hoped Hore will sign with the Bulls.

      jk - 2011-08-02 11:58


      Biggest Bull - 2011-08-02 12:53

      Kok, I hope you sign up to do security in Afghanistan.

      jk - 2011-08-02 14:22

      hes already there...

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 12:42

    Ok, for the sake of all true Hurricanes fans (of which I do know a few) I hope to hell Hammet knows WTF he is doing?

      Maori - 2011-08-02 12:44

      He does not know what he is doing!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 12:51

      @Maori - it is becoming more evident by the day....Now Gear also leaving 50% chance? WTF? They will murder that Cantabrian if he c**ks up bigtime here. They should never have appointed him. They only did it because he was going to Australia to coach, and they wanted to keep him in NZ - and now look at the mess?

      Biggest Bull - 2011-08-02 12:53

      Saffa, kindly refrain from swearing in your posts. Thanking you in advance.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 12:59

      No f****g problem. I will try my f*****g best to comply.

      Biggest Bull - 2011-08-02 13:04

      Very lady-like you are..

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 13:12

      Only when I feel like it....... On these forums however, there is no place for 'ladylike' behaviour. I do not know how Anneleen manages to remain serene, calm and to her.

      Biggest Bull - 2011-08-02 13:38

      Saffa, I was only pulling your socks. Same goes for jk, she really doesn't lose her cool easily (like Anneleen of course)

      jk - 2011-08-02 14:34

      saffa- can i take you out for coffe or a glass of red wine. thing is, i want my kids one day to have wp rugby upbringing, let me know...

      jk - 2011-08-02 14:42

      biggestbull- im not done with you mannetjie... i hope saffa say yes to me for a date.. honest..

      jk - 2011-08-02 14:59

      saffa- give an answaer, or otherwise i have to ask chilli, cause anneleen already told me shes happily married- bummer. but you not 2nd choise saffa...

      Chillipop - 2011-08-02 15:04

      @JK - hopefully Saffa takes you up on your offer...

      Chillipop - 2011-08-02 15:05

      @JK - I dont usually do well when being choice number 3 and I am sure that I will have a headache that day...

      jk - 2011-08-02 15:06

      chilli- who knows whats going on in saffas head... maybe i can bribe her with season tickets at newlands...

      Maori - 2011-08-02 15:07

      And to me Saffa-Cat, I prefer red wine on a date!

      jk - 2011-08-02 15:15

      maori- hld thumbs taht saffa will say yes, and by the way- you not invited, otherwise we have to pick you up in the plain...

      Chillipop - 2011-08-02 15:16

      @JK - oh sorry, did I fail to tell you that I have a friend who has 6 season tickets at Newlands? But, I still dont do choice number 3...but thanks for the thought though!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 15:22

      Sorry @jk - just had to finish a report. Sorry :( I too am happily married, to a fine WP/Stormer man (thank the rugby gods). My family have had season tickets for a good few years - but I am applying for a few more - good resale value with all the semi finals and finals we will be hosting in the next few years :) JK - you are more than welcome to join us for a drink at Newlands though - Sharks game.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-02 15:23

      @maori - you too are welcome to join us for a drink anytime at Newlands - as long as you don't wear your Crusader or AB jersey.....

      jk - 2011-08-02 15:30

      saffa- thanks for the honesty. i will meet up for drinks, no problems, but how am i gonna notice you?? saffa- im not going if maori is not gonna behave, and im not picking him and kok up, they can take the train..

      Kok - 2011-08-02 18:05

      Jk: I normally have a parking ticket at newlands - next to Saru building

      Maori - 2011-08-03 12:09

      You guys and girls are soooo funny. Thanks JK!

  • ryan.a.riley - 2011-08-02 13:16

    a hore playing hooker...realy

      Biggest Bull - 2011-08-02 13:39

      Ja, I also find it suspicious.

      jk - 2011-08-02 14:35

      not me, met one on friday, they all over the place

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