Sopoaga to miss Reds clash

Date published: February 25 2015

The Highlanders will be without fly-half Lima Sopoaga for this Friday's Super Rugby game against the Reds as he returns home to be with his ill father.

According to the Southland Times, Wellington-born Sopoaga has not trained with his squad this week and won't be taking on the Australians in Dunedin.

Head coach Jamie Joseph is also missing flanker Shane Christie, prop Pingi Tala'apitaga, centre Shaun Treeby and winger Richard Buckman due to injury.

Kane Hames is of course suspended.