The Highlanders were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Otago, Nth Otago & Southland. Their home ground is Carisbrook in Dunedin.
Their colours are Blue with Yellow trim.
The Highlanders play 6 games at Home & 7 Away in the 2010 season. Their bye is in the 10th round.
Their 2010 coach is Glenn Moore.
Previous coaches were: Gordon Hunter, Glenn Ross, Tony Gilbert, Laurie Mains & Greg Cooper.
The captain is current All Black halfback Jimmy Cowan.
Current & past All Blacks in the 2009 squad are: Jamie Mackintosh, Tom Donnelly, Ben Smith & Adam Thomson.
The Highlanders finished in 11th position at the end of the 2009 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 4 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 4 times out of 14 years, the last time in 2002. Their worst finish was last out of 12 in 1997.
In the Top 4 play-offs they have featured in one final, in 1999 losing to the Crusaders.
Their Home & Away winning percentage is 62% & 33% respectively. Their average Home & Away scores against all teams is: 26.3 v 20.4 at Home & 23.4 v 29.8 Away. Their toughest opponents at Home have been the Waratahs followed by the Chiefs, & Away the Blues & Hurricanes followed by the Broncos, Lions, Crusaders, Reds, Sharks & Waratahs.
Their best score & winning margin (+42) was 65-23 against the Bulls in 1999. Their worst score was 43-75 against the Sharks in 1997. Their worst losing margin was (-44) against the Brumbies in 1996.
They are 10th= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ $50. On overseas betting places they are also picked at 10th= @34.
Their website is: www.highlanders-rugby.co.nz