Highlanders Overcome Fierce Force

Publish Date
Saturday, 2 April 2016, 9:18AM
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The Highlanders have held off an early onslaught and a rash of injuries to overcome a fierce Force side in Dunedin tonight.

The clash between last year's champions and wooden spooners wasn't meant to be a close contest, with the Force having scored the least points in the 2016 competition on their way to several heavy defeats.

The Force's last victory against a New Zealand team was at Forsyth Barr Stadium in 2014, and that barren run was expected to comfortably continue. Instead, the visitors immediately sparked thoughts of a repeat dose with a rollicking start that stunned the rowdy Dunedin faithful.

Read the full report at NZ Herald

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