Highlanders Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Crusaders in Greymouth on Friday 3 February.  The starting XV includes new comers Andrew Hore and Culum Retallick, and also Wider Training Squad members Daniel Ramsay and Glenn Dickson.

The long wait is over! Tickets will go on sale for the Highlanders v Crusaders game on Wednesday 1 February. The Highlanders will play the Crusaders for the first time at the new Forsyth Barr Stadium and the reduced number of tickets are expected to sell out in record time. Only 22,000 tickets are available for this match and with 7,000 members seats (including Forsyth Barr Foundations Members) already sold, the remaining tickets are excepted to go quickly. To purchase tickets for this match, please visit www.ticketdirect.co.nz on 1 February.

The Highlanders will play the Chiefs at the Queenstown Recreation Ground on Saturday 11 February as part of the teams’ pre-season programme leading into the start of the 2012 Super Rugby competition.

The Highlanders are pleased to announce continued support from Optimum Nutrition, official sports nutrition partner to the 2012 Highlanders. Optimum Nutrition has also committed resources to the production of Highlanders TV which will be launched in the coming weeks. Highlanders TV will bring a behind the scenes perspective of the team as they prepare for each round of the 2012 Super Rugby competition.