JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks back at the Super Rugby final and the lessons learned from the Highlanders' win.
I said the Hurricanes would win the fifth all-New Zealand Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium comfortably because I believed they were superior to the Highlanders in all areas of the game. However, what I failed to take into account was how a final can help motivate an underdog.
Well done to first-time champions, the Highlanders, on the will they showed. They proved to no one but themselves that ordinary men working together are capable of achieving extraordinary feats.
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