The Highlanders will take on the New Zealand Barbarians at Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill on Friday 20 June as they finalise preparation for their final three games of the 2014 Super Rugby regular season.
The New Zealand Barbarians led by President Bryan Williams are very keen to see the globally respected and highly recognisable Barbarian brand showcased in the deep south.
Former Southern Kings assistant coach Brad Mooar will take over the head coaching role for Southland in next year’s NPC.
Super Rugby’s newcomers the Southern Kings have announced that their backs and attack coach Brad Mooar, has left the franchise and will be returning to New Zealand for personal reasons.
The Southern Kings will have two New Zealand coaches at the helm during next year’s Super Rugby competition.