"seemed like they were in it the whole game." : sadly it's the story of the highlanders this season. They build up some very good phases, but it often ends up with a turnover, an interception, or another mistake. And they are horrible defensively. But we can still admire the skills of B.Smith, H.Gear and T.Ellison. However Nonu is absolutely rubbish with the Landers, it's not the same player with the AB shirt on his shoulders.
Knowing that they play without their international players, the Reds, the Waratahs and Brumbies have not fielded a B side. The Reds gave them some sweats, the Tahs were not that bad especially in 1rst half and I bet the Brumbies will be a decent opposition. Ok, the Force and Combined country were not much more than a training match.