Stormers vs Highlanders. I felt a little sorry for the Stormers who seem to have retreated into their shells showing almost none of what has won them so many games this season (admittedly on the whole against less capable sides than they would face in NZ).
The Highlanders just seemed to get every bounce of the ball, every call from the ref, same as last week against the Crusaders.
That penalty that got the Highlanders the try from the Highlanders player landing on top of the Stormers player was an absolute disgrace. From that point onward I felt the Stormers shoulders slumped and they almost seemed like they were discouraged they couldn't get one thing to go right. Patrick Osbourne showed some lovely skill. Hansen would have been clutching his chest when they strapped Ben Smith I imagine, seemed ok later on though.
On another note it was a sad day for Rugby for Hurricane Broadhurst, but 100% the right thing to do. I hope he can find a new adventure that is as rewarding. I am not convinced that Ngatai shouldn't have followed suit. I think if you suffer concussion with consequences that last 6+ months, you should be prevented from competing again, because these things tend to be cumulative as I understand it, and the risk Ngatai gets another bump isn't exactly low. I would hate to see the guy end up severely hurt.