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Cowan back for Highlanders against Sharks

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The Highlanders have named their team to face the Sharks at Carisbrook in Dunedin on Saturday.


The Highlanders will be playing their first match at home after touring South Africa where they beat the Cheetahs but were whitewashed by the Stormers and were beaten 50-35 by the Bulls.


The team will be boosted by the return of captain Jimmy Cowan as he missed last week’s match after injuring his finger while pressing the ball for a try against the posts in the match against the Stormers.


Injuries have played a part in team selections and Tom Donnelly will miss the match this week with an ankle injury while Nasi Manu is out for at least 1 more week with a knee injury.


Kick off at Carisbrook is 7.35pm in Dunedin.


The Highlanders team


1 Jamie Mackintosh ( vc ) , 2 Jason Rutledge , 3 Clint Newland , 4 Josh Bekhuis , 5 Hayden Triggs , 6 John Hardie , 7 Alando Soakai , 8 Adam Thomson , 9 Jimmy Cowan ( c ) , 10 Robbie Robinson , 11 James Paterson , 12 Michael Hobbs , 13 Kenny Lynn , 14 Ben Smith , 15 Israel Dagg


Reserves:16. Jason Macdonald , 17. Chris King , 18. Joe Tuineau , 19. Tim Boys (Steven Setephano) , 20. Sean Romans , 21. Jayden Hayward , 22. Fetu’u Vainikolo

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