Highlanders limp into Cape Town

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:00
Large patrick osborne

Highlanders duo Patrick Osborne and Craig Millar have been ruled out of the game against the Stormers in Cape Town.

Highlanders duo Patrick Osborne and Craig Millar have been ruled out of the game against the Stormers in Cape Town and will return to New Zealand.
 
Osborne, who started at left wing in the Highlanders' 34-18 victory over the Sharks on Friday, has aggrevated a previous ankle injury that he suffered against the Blues in Round Two. 
 
The 26-year-old Fijian-born wing sat out for five weeks earlier in the season to rest his ankle and will now face more time on the sidelines.
 
Craig Millar came on as a replacement prop in the win in Durban but injured his shoulder and will return home.
 
Argentinian tighthead prop Matias Diaz has flown over to South Africa to provide front row cover.
 
Diaz has six caps for Argentina and joined the Highlanders at the beginning of the season, but has only played three times for the Dunedin-based side - all of his appearances being made off of the replacements bench.
 
Tighthead prop Chris King will play his 100th Super Rugby game for the Highlanders when they play the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday. 
 
After reaching the milestone of 100 Super Rugby games in the 2013 season, King now cements himself in the Highlanders history books by notching up a century for the franchise. 
 
A stalwart of the the region, King made his Highlanders debut in 2005 after playing for the Crusaders for 2003 and 2004. 
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 21 October 2017
Australia v New Zealand 09h00 Brisbane
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 12h00 Scotstoun
Sharks v Blue Bulls 12h30 Durban
Treviso v Toulon 14h15 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Western Province v Golden Lions 15h00 Cape Town
Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28