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Crusaders next: Mauger

Crusaders next: Mauger
during the round four Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Stormers at AMI Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
July 02
11:44 2018

The Pulse Energy Highlanders have a tough task this Friday when they take on the Crusaders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

After the 45-22 loss against the Chiefs at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, coach Aaron Mauger says, they will not dwell on the game but focus on the next one.

“We will play the Crusaders so not too much time to dwell on the game against the Chiefs,” he said.

“Things did not quite go so well and we will try. We will recover and have a quick review. It does not get too much easier and it is a tough task for us in their home fortress.”

Meanwhile, Highlanders co-captain, Ben Smith said they knew it was going to be a physical game.

“I don’t think that we were really on to that physicality and we were a bit off about winning the race.

“The good thing is that after halftime we sort of tried to fix it up but we left ourselves too much to do and the Chiefs played really well. We cannot give the team like the Chiefs a head start like that.

“It was the same conditions but they played better footy so they deserve the win.”


– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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