The Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Competition third round match between the Highlanders and Melbourne Rebels will be played at Queenstown’s Sir John Davies Oval on Sunday May 30 2.35pm. The venue, which last hosted the Highlanders in 2010, is one of the most picturesque sporting venues on the planet.
Highlanders No.8 Kazuki Himeno has pipped teammate Connor Garden-Bachop for the title of Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Rookie of the Year following another strong performance in round 10 against the Hurricanes.
No team in New Zealand knows more than the Crusaders about preparing for finals rugby, and that institutional knowledge will have them ready for the fast-finishing Chiefs in Saturday's Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa final in Christchurch.
A belief that they could beat the Crusaders in Christchurch in the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa final was high in the Gallagher Chiefs' camp and had been demonstrated even in Saturday's 19-39 loss to the Blues.