Rugby - Highlanders edge past Sharks

The Highlanders ended their eight-game losing run after holding on to beat the Sharks 25-22 at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.

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Rugby - Highlanders edge past Sharks
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Hosea Gear produced a superb tackle to deny the Sharks

The Sharks turned down the penalty attempts in the last two minutes but the desperate Highlanders held on for victory before 11,000 ecstatic fans.

Both teams scored three tries but magnificent performances by Ben and Aaron Smith and a match-saving tackle by Hosea Gear won the game for the Highlanders.

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