Highlanders let themselves down: Mackintosh


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A dissapointed Highlanders captain Jamie Mackintosh says his team let themselves down in their 20-7 loss to the Chiefs.

The Highlanders ball retention was poor in the match and Mackintosh admitted that they had made too many mistakes with the ball.

“I think we let ourselves down with a few too many mistakes,” Mackintosh said.

“They went in and took it to us at the rucks which is what we’ve been priding ourselves on.”

“It was a good battle but you can’t win games if you can’t hold onto the ball.”

Chiefs captain Mils Muliaina was pleased with the victory as it moved the Chiefs above the Hurricanes and keeps their play off hopes alive.

“It was important (to win),” Muliaina said.

Muliaina played his 50th for the Chiefs on Saturday and will play his 100th Super rugby match next weekend.

“The Highlanders are a quality side and we needed this one.”

“It wasn’t pretty but thankfully enough we were on the right end of it.”

“It took us 40 minutes to get the physicality back in there.”

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