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
CEO: Roger Clark
The most appearances is by Ben R Smith (153)
The most points scored is by Lima Sopoaga (868)
The most tries scored is by Waisake Naholo (45)
The Highlanders were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Otago, Nth Otago & Southland.
The 2020 head coach is Aaron Mauger. He is assisted by Mark Hammett, Tony Brown, Riki Flutey & 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 2020 squad is:
Forwards:Teariki Ben-Nicholas; Liam Coltman; Ethan De Groot; Josh Dickson; Ash Dixon; Shannon Frizell; Dillon Hunt; Josh Iosefo-Scott; Ricky Jackson; Ayden Johnstone; Zane Kapeli; James Lentjes; Daniel Lienert-Brown; Marino Mikaele Tu'u; Sione Misiloi; Jesse Parete; Pari Pari Parkinson; Manaaki Selby-Rickit; Jeff Thwaites; Siate Tokolahi; Jack Whetton.
Backs: Michael Collins; Lotima Fainga'anuku; Folau Fatatava; Bryn Gatland; Scott Gregory; Kane Hammington; Mitchell Hunt; Josh Ioane; Kirisi Kuridrani; Josh McKay; Tevita Nabura; Jona Nareki; Ngane Punivai; Aaron Smith; Rob Thompson; Patelesio Tomkinson; Thomas Umaga-Jensen; Teihorangi Walden.
They play 8 Home games against: Sharks; Rebels; Lions; Crusaders; Chiefs; Blues; Hurricanes; Sunwolves.
They play 8 Away games against: Brumbies; Crusaders; Bulls; Jaquares; Hurricanes; Reds; Chiefs; Blues.
They finished in 8th position at the end of the 2019 round-robin stages going on to lose a quarter-final.
They are 3rd on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$9.50