Starting the season with a 1-3 record is less than ideal, but for the Highlanders that record is accentuated by the fact they have lost both their matches at home and their sole win was a last ditch escape against the Brumbies. Life doesn’t get any easier in the next couple of weeks as they visit the Bulls and Jaguares, and it could very well be turning into a long season for the Southerners.

This article first appeared on nzherald.co.nz and was republished with permission.

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