TL;DR news on Highlanders at December 19, 2022

The second half was a similar story; the Highlanders had the better of the possession and the territory, but the Brumbies' defence held strong and stifled the Highlanders' attack for the most part. When he runs out against the Highlanders on Friday, the mercury will have long dropped back into icy single figures, dangling delicately a few degrees above freezing. "Highlanders are a great team who pride themselves on their set piece, they've been very dominant, not only in the Trans Tasman but in the Super Rugby Aotearoa as well," the captain said. They will be in higher spirits now and could be a heart opponent when they host a top side for the second successive week as Highlanders visit on a perfect record with four wins from four.