Highlanders 36

31 Reds

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Highlanders subdue Reds fire

Coping with an outstanding Reds effort to end six seasons without success in New Zealand, the Highlanders overcame some last quarter nerves to win 36–31 in their Investec Super Rugby round two opener in Dunedin on Friday.
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Super Rugby Preview: Highlanders v Reds

Arriving in town two days earlier than usual, Reds coach Brad Thorn has left no doubt about his desire to claim the winner's Investec Super Rugby points from the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.
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Thorn factor will ensure tough game in Dunedin

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is under no illusions about the challenge his side faces when going up against a Reds team in Dunedin on Friday coached by his former Crusaders and All Blacks teammate Brad Thorn.
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Ioane settles quickly in Highlanders' role

In an Investec Super Rugby competition where first five-eighths hold a lot of sway in how teams perform, the contest between Highlander Josh Ioane and Red Hamish Stewart will be pivotal to success in Friday night's game in Dunedin.
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Highlanders will be put to Thorn test

Former All Black lock Brad Thorn's return to Dunedin would be reflected in the way his Reds side played, 'hard, fast and direct' against the Highlanders on Friday night.
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Reds chasing positive start in Dunedin

Turning potential shown last season into results in this year's Investec Super Rugby campaign was the goal for Brad Thorn's Reds who open their season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.
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