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The Highlanders should make it four wins on the bounce when they face the Sunwolves in what will be the first fixture between the sides.

Rugby Park in Invercargill is the setting for the match as the Highlanders’ campaign looks to have finally got motoring after a dismal start. Since losing three of their first four matches they have finally clicked with three triumphs, but are still well off the pace in New Zealand.

They’ll want five points on Saturday and having won 11 of their last 12 home games against teams from outside New Zealand – their only defeat in that run coming by a single point exactly a year ago against the Sharks – few pundits expect the Sunwolves to spring a surprise.

Speaking of the Japanese side, their two previous fixtures against New Zealand sides have seen them leak 133 points in total and score just 20 in return. They’re also yet to win away from home in Super Rugby, losing their previous 10 such games by an average margin of 30 points.

The omens subsequently don’t look good for Filo Tiatia’s charges as they look to bounce back from last Friday’s hammering at the Crusaders. But that is not leading to Highlanders head coach Tony Brown approaching the match with any over-confidence, stating: “The Sunwolves had a good win over the Bulls recently and will be a dangerous team if we allow them to play at speed, we will need a strong defensive effort.”

If they are solid defensively, the Highlanders’ attack should take care of the result and with Waisake Naholo back on the field, a strong back-row, spine and options wide out, this has the potential to be a runaway win for the improving home side in the deep south of New Zealand.

Players List:

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Matt Faddes, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Elliot Dixon, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Josh Renton, 22 Teihorangi Walden, 23 Sio Tomkinson

Sunwolves: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 William Tupou, 12 Timothy Lafaele, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Yuhimaru Mimura, 6 Edward Quirk (c), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Keita Inagaki

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Heiichiro Ito, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 21 Yuki Yatomi, 22 Hayden Cripps, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

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