Super Rugby race ‘wide open’ after Tahs break New Zealand hoodoo

  • NSW snap New Zealand’s 40-match Australian winning streak
  • Sunwolves with second upset while Reds just short

Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has declared the 2018 Super Rugby title race wide open after watching his side become the first New Zealand team in two years to fall to Australian opposition.

The NSW Waratahs’ 41-12 dispatch of a 14-man Highlanders outfit not only snapped New Zealand’s 40-match winning streak over their trans-Tasman rivals, but also breathed fresh life in a competition dominated by the Kiwi heavyweights.

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