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Special milestones for Highlanders co-captains

Posted On: 13 Aug 2020   |   Posted By: Planet Rugby

Special milestones for Highlanders co-captains

Highlanders co-captains Ash Dixon and Aaron Smith will bring up special milestones when they take on the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Saturday.
Inspirational hooker Ash Dixon will play his 100th Super Rugby game. He initially represented the Hurricanes before joining the Super Rugby champion Highlanders in 2015.
Dixon has been in great form in 2020 and has led from the front in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
“Ash is a humble man who leads by example and has set a good standard for our forwards throughout the competition,” said Highlanders forwards coach Clarke Dermody.
“We all very proud of his achievement.”
Meanwhile, it will be Super Rugby game number 150 for veteran scrum-half Smith, who recently won the Highlanders Back of the Year, Fans' Player of the Year and Highlander Man award after displaying some of the best form of his long career during Super Rugby Aotearoa.
The extra responsibility of co-captaincy has not weighed heavily on the All Black's shoulders with his signature bullet pass, sniping runs and boundless...

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