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The Chiefs relied on tigerish defence and two intercept tries to get their Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Highlanders head coach Tony Brown has named a squad that contains five debutants to take on the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday.
Three years ago, Ross Geldenhuys proved that timing is everything when he left a South African rugby career to play in New Zealand.
The Highlanders will be without flyhalf Hayden Parker this Super Rugby season after he was ruled out with a knee injury.
It appears Marty Banks is set to remain in New Zealand after it was confirmed he has been training with the Highlanders in pre-season.
New Highlanders boss Tony Brown has been linked with replacing Pat Lam at Irish province Connacht from next season.
The Highlanders squad for the 2017 Super Rugby campaign has been named, with contracts being handed to Fletcher Smith and Aki Seiuli.
The Highlanders have signed Jackson Hemopo for three more years, as the versatile forward continues to climb the ladder at the franchise.
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Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph hailed his side's spirit as they fought until the end in their semi-final loss to the Lions at Ellis Park.
The Lions will beat the Highlanders in a tight Super Rugby quarter-final on Saturday, if local bookmakers are to be believed.
Rob Houwing pinpoints four of many individual battles that shape up as appealing and influential between the Lions and Highlanders.
Lions coach Johan Ackermann is confident that his son, Ruan, will be able to fill Warren Whiteley’s boots against the Highlanders.
NZ commentator Tony Johnson has criticised the decision to appoint Jaco Peyper as referee for the Lions v Highlanders quarter-final.
Jaco Kriel will lead the Lions in their Super Rugby semi-final against the Highlanders after Warren Whiteley was ruled out.
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