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The Highlanders will be at full strength going into the business end of the Super Rugby season. New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed yester­day that All Blacks blindside flanker Liam
26 Jun 2018 12:55
Super Rugby Stars Here
Pulse Highlanders players from left Tevita Nabura, Patelesio Tomkinson and Joshua Dickson arriving at the Nausori International Airport with the Highlanders advance party on June 25, 2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua

The Highlanders will be at full strength going into the business end of the Super Rugby season.

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen confirmed yester­day that All Blacks blindside flanker Liam Squire, who missed the Test against France last Saturday night, because of a shoulder injury, is now raring to go.

That means Squire will be joined by Aaron Smith who is regarded as the world’s best halfback, enterprising fullback Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Shannon Frizzell, Jackson Hemopo, Tom Franklin and Liam Coltman.

Hansen also indicated to Otago Daily Times that an interesting fact is that injured All Blacks veteran lock forward Brodie Retallick is likely to feature for the Chiefs in this interesting Super Rugby decider at the ANZ Stadium, Laucala Bay on Saturday.

The Chiefs are sorting their squad with coach Colin Cooper and will be in the country tomorrow while the rest of the Highlanders will arrive on Thursday (Re­ports on page 38 and 40).

The Highlanders take on the Chiefs in their Super Rugby showdown at 7.30pm.

Leone Cabenatabua

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