The Highlanders are more than happy with the battle for the first‑choice number 10, with assistant coach Glenn Delaney breaking down the three‑way shootout.
With Lima Sopoaga having left New Zealand at the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season, the Highlanders now find themselves without a recognised first choice option heading into this year's campaign.
Marty Banks has returned to the Highlanders from a stint in Japan, while Bryn Gatland has also headed south after some impressive Mitre 10 Cup displays over the past couple of seasons with North Harbour.
Young Otago first‑five Josh Ioane is another in the mix, having made his Super Rugby debut last year.
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