Jamie Joseph defers Highlanders coaching plan

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 05:00 15/05/2014
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JAMIE JOSEPH: "I just want to focus on the team. I don't want this to be about a contract, I want it to be about performance so I'll just put it on the back burner."

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Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will not be making any decision on his coaching future until the June test window.

The Highlanders are keen to retain Joseph for a further two years and negotiations with the New Zealand Rugby Union are continuing, but Joseph is focused on his team's final three games before the month-long break for the June internationals.

"I'm just trying to get through these next two or three weeks," Joseph said.

"I just want to focus on the team. I don't want this to be about a contract, I want it to be about performance so I'll just put it on the back burner."

The Highlanders take on the Hurricanes in Wellington tomorrow night, host the Crusaders the following Saturday and then head to Brisbane for a game against the Reds on May 30.

They've won six of their 10 games this season and lost three others by two points or less to sit just outside a wild card spot on points differential, although they have a game in hand over the sixth-placed Hurricanes.

The Highlanders name their team to play the Hurricanes tonight.

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