Meeuws ponders another fling with Highlanders




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Shortly after Kees Meeuws played his 50th game for Otago at Carisbrook on on Saturday night he revealed that he was considering playing for the Highlanders again in 2010.

The thirty five year old who made his debut back in 1997, was delighted to have reached the milestone.

“It’s been a long time; it’s taken me 12 years,” Meews told Sportal.

“I came back expecting just to help out and they’ve kept me on.”

” It was an honour to run out and join a special group of players, and it’ great to celebrate it with a win.”

Otago captain Alando Soakai said that he was pleased with Otago’s first half performance and said the second spell had been a slog as the weather closed in.

“It was good for the old fella [Meeuws]; it’s good to have him back,” Soakai said.

“We’re just stoked to get the points, to be honest. The rain was always going to affect the game but both teams tried hard to adapt to the conditions.

“Tasman tried hard throughout and it was just nice for us to come out on top.”

Tasman captain Andrew Goodman was unhappy with his team’s performance.

“We’re a bit gutted,” he said. “We wanted to turn around the big loss to Southland last week but we couldn’t get it together.

“We think of ourselves as an attacking side but it’s not happening for us at the moment. We just lacked a bit of polish, which should be there at this stage of the season. Otago played better in the conditions and kicked more effectively.

“We just have to get ourselves up for next season and finish the season on a high.”

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