12 Mar 2011

Highlanders' perfect start to season comes to an end

12:14 pm on 12 March 2011

The Highlanders Super Rugby bubble has finally burst with the Southerners losing their first match of the season going down 18-6 to the Stormers in their round four clash in Cape Town on Saturday morning.

Despite having a wealth of possession the Highlanders couldn't breach the Stormers' resolute defence with the South Africans now one of only two sides unbeaten in 2011.

On Friday night the Crusaders crushed the ACT Brumbies 52-10 in Nelson while the Sharks pipped the Melbourne Rebels 34-32 in Australia.