Highlanders - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Blue with Gold & Maroon trim Shorts: Blue with Gold stripes Socks: Blue with Gold & Maroon stripes
Home Ground: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Chairman: Doug Harvie
GM: Roger Clark
The most appearances is by Anton Oliver (127)
The most points scored is by Tony Brown (857)
The most tries scored is by Jeff Wilson (35)
The Highlanders were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Otago, Nth Otago & Southland.
The 2019 head coach is Aaron Mauger. He is assisted by Mark Hammett, Glenn Delaney & Clarke Dermody.
Previous head coaches were: Tont Brown, Greg Cooper, Tony Gilbert, Gordon Hunter, Jamie Joseph, Laurie Mains, Glenn Moore, Glenn Ross & Peter Sloane.
The 2019 squad is:
Forwards: Liam Coltman; Josh Dickson; Ash Dixon; Elliot Dixon; Sef Fa'agase; Tom Franklin; Shannon Frizell; Jackson Hemopo; Dillon Hunt; Josh Iosefa-Scott; Ricky Jackson; Ayden Johnstone; James Lentjes; Daniel Lienert-Brown; Tyrel Lomax; Marino Mikaele-Tu'u; Ray Niuia; Pari Pari Parkinson; Liam Squire; Siate Tokolahi; Jack Whetton; Luke Whitelock (C).
Backs: Marty Banks; Richard Buckman; Matt Faddes; Folau Fakatava; Bryn Gatland; Kayne Hammington; Jordan Hyland; Josh Ioane; Tevita Li; Josh McKay; Tevita Nabura; Waisake Naholo; Aaron Smith; Ben Smith (C); Rob Thompson; Patelesio (Sio) Tomkinson; Thomas Umaga-Jensen; Teihorangi (Tei) Walden.
They play 8 Home games against: Reds; Crusaders; Hurricanes; Blues; Chiefs; Jaquares; Bulls; Waratahs.
They play 8 Away games against: Chiefs; Rebels; Hurricanes; Blues; Crusaders; Sunwolves; Lions; Stormers.
They finished in 6th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages going on to lose a quarter-final.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 9 times out of 23 years.
Their worst finish was 12 out of 12 in 1997.
In the play-offs they have featured in two finals, in 1999 losing to the Crusaders & winning in 2015.
Their average finishing position is 7.57
They are 3rd on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$9.50