Aaron Mauger’s time as Highlanders coach has come to an end after the franchise opted against offering him a contract renewal.
The Highlanders thumped the Hurricanes in the final match of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday, as co-captains Aaron Smith and Ash Dixon celebrated big milestones.
The Highlanders produced a blistering second-half display to defeat the Hurricanes 38-21 at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.
The CEOs of the four New Zealand franchises who were set to play in the last round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend have responded after one of the two games was called off.
Despite a valiant effort from the Highlanders, the Crusaders once again showed their class in the final quarter to secure the Super Rugby Aotearoa title with a game to spare.
The Crusaders were crowned Super Rugby Aotearoa champions after clinching a 32-22 come-from-behind victory over the Highlanders in Christchurch on Sunday.
Highlanders wing Josh McKay pulled off this outstanding try-saving tackle in their Super Aotearoa match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Sunday.
The SA Rugby magazine team’s Superbru picks for round nine of Super Rugby Aotearoa and round six of Super Rugby AU.
The Money Man and Ollie Keohane chat about this weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa matches and where they will be placing their bets.
While it did not affect the outcome of the match, referee Mike Fraser’s decision to disallow Dalton Papalii’s try following witty gamesmanship from Aaron Smith in the buildup came under scrutiny.