### ODT Online Sat, 9 May 2009
Rugby: Highlanders crash to fourth straight loss
The Highlanders’ miserable end to their Super 14 rugby campaign continued when they were overrun 27-22 by the Lions in Johannesburg this morning (NZ time).
The Highlanders play the Western Force in their final match at Perth next week.
### ODT Saturday, May 9, 2009 (page 37)
Sports Comment by Brent Edwards
Memo to NZRU: save provincial rugby now
The national championship is almost terminally ill; and the clubs battle on, motivated only by the love of the game.
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