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Joseph pleased with Highlanders resilience

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph

Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph

Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has praised the resilience of his Highlanders side in their 34-26 Super Rugby victory over the Crusaders.

The Highlanders outscored the Crusaders by five tries to two with Matt Faddes and Waisake Naholo both scoring two each.

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While Naholo now has four tries in two matches since returning from a broken leg it was Faddes who stole the show as the Highlanders snapped the Crusaders 8 match unbeaten run.

Joseph said that he was elated with how the Highlanders held firm against a Crusaders side filled with All Black world cup winners.

“I’m really proud of the team, we were under a lot of pressure for about 20 minutes. ”

“There was a little bit of luck but I guess the resilience is what I am proud of,” Joseph told Sportal.

“There was moments there where a lesser team would have bowed, particularly against the Crusaders who are littered with All Blacks. ”

“But once we were able to absorb the pressure it didn’t dent out confidence.”

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