Highlanders limp into Cape Town

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:00
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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. 
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Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
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Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14