17 June 2019
Several of the 2019/20 Exiles signings were in Super Rugby action over the weekend, as the Southern Hemisphere competition reaches its knock-out stages.
Waisake Naholo crossed for a try for the Highlanders to help them secure their quarter-final berth in Super Rugby.
The All Black winger powered his way over the line in his sides 49-12 defeat of the Waratahs, with Nick Phipps and Curtis Rona making their final appearances for the New South Wales side. Sekope Kepu missed the match through a World Cup rest policy.
The Highlanders will travel to Christchurch this Friday to face the Crusaders for a place in the semi-finals.
Ruan Botha missed the Sharks last gasp win against the Stormers in Cape Town with a foot injury. The towering lock forward will be hopeful of recovering in time for Saturday’s quarter-final in Canberra against the Brumbies.
Adam Coleman missed the Rebels clash against the Chiefs. The Chiefs prevailed to secure their place in the knock-out rounds.
Super Rugby quarter-finals
Friday 21/06 – Crusaders vs. Highlanders
Friday 21/06 - Jaguares vs. Chiefs
Saturday 22/06 – Hurricanes vs. Bulls
Saturday 22/06 – Brumbies vs. Sharks
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