Perofeta's comments may hurt his team's chances but give some much-needed spice to Super Rugby Aotearoa
It wasn’t that Perofeta’s comments were outrageous. More that they were a little naive and inclined to antagonise a Highlanders team potentially searching for motivation.
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Future stars on show as Chiefs, Highlanders and Crusaders pick up wins in opening round of Super Rugby Aoteaora U20
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'We're out': Tony Brown writes off Highlanders chances of making Super Rugby Aotearoa final
The Highlanders (currently known as the Speight's Highlanders for sponsorship reasons) are a professional rugby union team from New Zealand that compete in the Super Rugby and Super Rugby Aotearoa tournaments. The team regularly makes the knockout rounds of Super Rugby and were crowned as the tournament’s champions in 2015.
On this page you can discover everything there is to know about the Highlanders Rugby Club. As well as reading more about the team’s history and professional record, you can see their squad, upcoming fixtures and latest results.