Ash Dixon to play 100th Highlanders match in Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final

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Both finalists almost took maximum points from the five round competition and will enter the final off the back of good runs of form. Highlander’s management have kept faith with the team that has produced the results over the last few weeks and both players with injury concerns, Pari Pari Parkinson and Jona Nareki have been included.

Team co-captain, Ash Dixon, will play his 100th game for the Highlanders having made his debut in 2015 after a few seasons with the Hurricanes. The inspirational leader was named captain of the Maori All Blacks this week.


Blues v Highlanders, 7.05pm, Saturday 19 June, Eden Park, Auckland

1.   Ethan De Groot

2.   Ash Dixon (cc)

3.   Siate Tokolahi

4.   Pari Pari Parkinson

5.   Bryn Evans

6.   Hugh Renton

7.   Billy Harmon

8.   Kazuki Himeno

9.   Aaron Smith (cc)

10. Mitch Hunt

11  Jona Nareki

12. Scott Gregory

13. Michael Collins

14. Patelesio Tomkinson

15. Josh Ioane


16. Liam Coltman

17. Ayden Johnstone

18. Josh Hohneck

19. Josh Dickson

20. James Lentjes

21. Kayne Hammington

22. Sam Gilbert

23. Teariki Ben-Nicholas


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