Highlanders happy with 7 points from SA tour

Highlanders’ coach Jamie Joseph says that even though his team lost to the Stormers he was pleased to leave South Africa with 7 points in the bag.

The Highlanders earned two points from their loss to the Stormers (one for four tries, one for losing by less than seven points) to add to the five they chalked up against the Sharks last week.

“If you would have asked me before we set off to South Africa, I would have told you that I would be happy with seven points,” said Jamie.

“We got to beat the Sharks but we didn’t get to beat the Stormers. They had an attacking mindset from the start and I was disappointed with the number of errors we made because it put us under pressure.

“Being bottom of the log, and out of the running for the play-offs, we knew that the Stormers would play like a team that had nothing to lose and that was going to be our challenge,” said Joseph.

“Letting in a try in the first few minutes is purely a mental lapse. In the end we beat ourselves with a sin binning and some silly penalties.”

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