The head coach of the Highlanders Super Rugby team, Aaron Mauger, appointed his team to participate in the penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa, which may decide the first game against the Crusaders. The victory of the champion.
A well-established Highlanders team has been selected for Sunday's schedule only Jona Nareki entered the starting team's for Scott Gregory.
Nareki is a regular starter at the beginning of the season, in the last two matches, he made a real impression on the bench and won the No. 11 jersey award.
Head coach Aaron Mauger wants his team to perform better, last week, I didn't think we were doing ourselves justice because we permitted the Blues to lead us early and accumulate points. In the second half, we played well, however, it was too late.
Playing Crusaders, Playing Crusaders, we know that we need to train from the beginning, but this is another big chance for our players prove themselves against the leaders of the competition.
Highlanders: Ash Dixon (co-captain), Aaron Smith (co-captain), Ayden Johnstone, Dillon Hunt, Jeff Thwaites, Jona Nareki, Josh Ioane, Josh McKay, Jack Whetton, Marino Mikaele-Tu u, Mitch Hunt, Michael Collins, Pari Pari Parkinson, Shannon Frizell, Sio Tomkinson
Replacements: Daniel Lienert-Brown, Folau Fakatava, Jesse Parete, Liam Coltman, Ngane Punivai, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Siate Tokolahi, Teariki Ben-Nicholas,
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