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Highlanders Super Rugby History

The Otago Highlanders, officially known as the Highlanders, are a rugby union team from New Zealand.

The Highlanders draw their team from the South Island regions of Otago, North Otago, and Southland.

The Highlanders take their name from the fact that Otago, North Otago, and Southland were founded by Scottish emigrants in the 1840s and 1850s and the name "Highlander" was seen to conjure up images of loyalty, strength, honesty and hard work.

The team logo depicts a rampant Highlander brandishing in one hand a shield and in the other a claymore, it is intended as a symbolic indication of equal attention being paid to defence and attack.

The team used to play in the Town of Dunedin and their home ground is called Carisbrook, although it is affectionately known locally as "The House of Pain" but have moved to the new Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Super 15 postions

2012 .. 9th
2011 .. 8th

Super 14 positions
2009 .. 11th
2008 .. 11th
2007 .. 9th
2006 .. 9th

Super 12 positions

2005 .. 8th
2004 .. 9th
2003 .. 7th
2002 .. 4th .. (lost semi-final to Crusaders)
2001 .. 5th
2000 .. 3rd .. (lost semi-final to Crusaders)
1999 .. 2nd .. (lost final to Canterbury Crusaders)
1998 .. 4th .. (lost semi-final to Auckland Blues)
1997 .. 12th
1996 .. 8th


















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