Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learned About the Highlanders

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Super 15 Rugby: 5 Things We Learned About the Highlanders
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After a great offseason which saw the Highlanders execute several big signings, there were high expectations for the Highlanders in their first game against the Chiefs Friday night.

It wasn't quite the start they were hoping for, as they went down 41-27 in a slick season debut for the defending champions.

As we have seen throughout sports in recent years, it takes time for a great team to come together, regardless of the quality of players on the roster.

They will bounce back but, in the meantime, here are five things we learned about the 2013 Highlanders from their season opener.

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