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    Highlanders hit the road, er, sky for Lions clash

    2016-07-24 14:36

    Cape Town - The defending champion Highlanders are on their way to South Africa for their Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions.

    The Lions and Highlanders will do battle at Ellis Park on Saturday at 15:00.

    The Lions were quarter-final winners over the seven-time champion Crusaders (42-25), while the Highlanders saw off the Brumbies in Canberra (15-9).

    Star Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga took to Twitter to post a picture of his "neighbour" for the flight, his halfback partner, Aaron Smith.

    The battle between Smith and Sopoaga and Lions duo of Faf de Klerk and Elton Jantjies could well go a long way to deciding who emerges victorious.

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    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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