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Blues
33
26
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 22 March 2019, 2:35am EDT

Blues v Highlanders

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Key Events

  • FT'
  • Penalty GoalOtere Black
    77'
  • ConversionOtere Black
    74'
  • TRY!Patrick Tuipulotu
    73'
  • Yellow CardWaisake Naholo
    67'
  • Penalty GoalMarty Banks
    63'
  • TRY!Melani Nanai
    56'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    55'
  • TRY!Tevita Li
    53'
  • Penalty GoalHarry Plummer
    51'
  • Penalty GoalMarty Banks
    48'
  • HT'
  • Penalty GoalMarty Banks
    36'
  • ConversionHarry Plummer
    33'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    32'
  • Penalty GoalHarry Plummer
    23'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    18'
  • TRY!Luke Whitelock
    17'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    9'
  • Penalty GoalMarty Banks
    2'

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
436
267
Metres
46
28
Carries
32
15
Defenders beaten
10
5
Clean breaks
142
92
Passes
4
4
Offloads
12
16
Turnovers conceded
6
6
Turnovers won
73
140
Tackles
15
32
Missed tackles
Blues T C P
15 Melani Nanai 1 0 0
14 Tanielu Tele'a 0 0 0
13 TJ Faiane 0 0 0
12 Ma'a Nonu 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 2 0 0
10 Harry Plummer 0 1 2
9 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
1 Alex Hodgman 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
5 Joshua Goodhue 0 0 0
6 Tom Robinson 0 0 0
7 Blake Gibson 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Leni Apisai 0 0 0
17 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
18 Karl Tu'inukuafe 0 0 0
19 Patrick Tuipulotu 1 0 0
20 Dalton Papali'i 0 0 0
21 Augustine Pulu 0 0 0
22 Otere Black 0 1 1
23 Levi Aumua 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 0 0 0
13 Sio Tomkinson 0 0 0
12 Thomas Umaga-Jensen 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 1 0 0
10 Marty Banks 0 2 4
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Paripari Parkinson 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
7 Dillon Hunt 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ray Niuia 0 0 0
17 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
18 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
19 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
20 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
21 Folau Fakatava 0 0 0
22 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
23 Richard Buckman 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
13 Blues 52 30
8 Highlanders 57 36
Live Blog
Match Feed
  • It's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
    80'
  • Tom Robinson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    79'
  • Highlanders have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    78'
  • Penalty Goal
    The Blues supporters go wild as Otere Black successfully kicks the penalty goal.
    Sock
    77'
  • Augustine Pulu comes on.
    74'
  • Jonathan Ruru comes off.
    74'
  • Conversion
    Otere Black does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
    Sock
    74'
  • Ray Niuia comes on.
    74'
  • Liam Coltman comes off.
    74'
  • Spellbinding play by Jonathan Ruru is finished off with a try.
    73'
  • Try
    Patrick Tuipulotu scores the try from close range.
    Sock
    73'
  • Blues have won 80 rucks so far this game.
    72'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with Leni Apisai getting some game time.
    67'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with James Parsons being replaced.
    67'
  • Highlanders make a substitution with Siate Tokolahi coming on.
    67'
  • Highlanders make a substitution with Tyrel Lomax coming off.
    67'
  • Yellow Card
    Waisake Naholo (Highlanders) is shown a yellow card.
    Sock
    67'
  • Liam Coltman has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    67'
  • Fabulous play by Blues has led to Melani Nanai being able to wriggle through a gap.
    66'
  • Blues have won 60 rucks so far this game.
    66'
  • Blues sub Ofa Tuungafasi comes onto the field.
    63'
  • Alex Hodgman departs for Blues.
    63'
  • Dalton Papali'i comes on for Blues.
    63'
  • Blake Gibson leaves the field.
    63'
  • Jackson Hemopo comes on.
    63'
  • Thomas Franklin comes off.
    63'
  • Penalty Goal
    The touch judges raise their flags as Marty Banks kicks the penalty goal.
    Sock
    63'
  • Trouble here as Ma'a Nonu breaches the defence.
    59'
  • There wasn't enough power on that conversion attempt by Otere Black as it drops short of the posts.
    58'
  • Josh Ioane comes on.
    58'
  • Sio Tomkinson comes off.
    58'
  • TJ Faiane played a key part in that try.
    56'
  • Try
    A series of passes by Blues results in a try for Melani Nanai.
    Sock
    56'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as TJ Faiane bursts through to advance the Blues attack.
    56'
  • Otere Black comes on.
    56'
  • Harry Plummer comes off.
    56'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Richard Buckman getting some game time.
    56'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Thomas Umaga-Jensen being replaced.
    56'
  • Conversion
    Marty Banks makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
    Sock
    55'
  • Try
    A bit of individual brilliance by Tevita Li leads to a try for Highlanders.
    Sock
    53'
  • A gap opened in the defence and Tevita Li took full advantage.
    53'
  • Dillon Hunt has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    52'
  • Penalty Goal
    Harry Plummer adds the points for Blues.
    Sock
    51'
  • Highlanders make a substitution with Josh Dickson coming on.
    49'
  • Highlanders make a substitution with Paripari Parkinson coming off.
    49'
  • Penalty Goal
    Marty Banks does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
    Sock
    48'
  • Blues sub Karl Tu'inukuafe comes onto the field.
    46'
  • Sione Mafileo departs for Blues.
    46'
  • Dan Lienert-Brown comes on for Highlanders.
    46'
  • Ayden Johnstone leaves the field.
    46'
  • Luke Whitelock has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    46'
  • The defensive line has been broken as Dillon Hunt goes through the gap.
    45'
  • What a run here by Tom Robinson as they gets over the gainline!.
    42'
  • Akira Ioane makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    42'
  • Blues have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    40'
  • The second half is underway.
    40'
  • The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
    40'
  • Penalty Goal
    Marty Banks makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
    Sock
    36'
  • Conversion
    Harry Plummer converts the try.
    Sock
    33'
  • That's a great try assist by TJ Faiane.
    32'
  • Try
    Great hands by Blues leads to a try for Rieko Ioane.
    Sock
    32'
  • Fabulous play by Blues has led to Melani Nanai being able to wriggle through a gap.
    32'
  • Shannon Frizell has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    32'
  • Patrick Tuipulotu comes on.
    31'
  • Joshua Goodhue comes off.
    31'
  • Trouble here as Tanielu Tele'a breaches the defence.
    31'
  • Highlanders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    28'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as Ben Smith bursts through to advance the Highlanders attack.
    27'
  • Penalty Goal
    Harry Plummer kicks the penalty.
    Sock
    23'
  • Harry Plummer steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.
    21'
  • Blues have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    19'
  • Conversion
    Marty Banks has kicked a conversion.
    Sock
    18'
  • Try
    Highlanders are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Luke Whitelock touching down.
    Sock
    17'
  • The Highlanders scrum pushes over the try line as scores the try.
    17'
  • Harry Plummer has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.
    10'
  • Jonathan Ruru sets up the try.
    9'
  • Try
    A stunning solo try from Rieko Ioane.
    Sock
    9'
  • A gap opened in the defence and Rieko Ioane took full advantage.
    9'
  • The defensive line has been broken as James Parsons goes through the gap.
    4'
  • Penalty Goal
    Marty Banks has kicked a penalty goal.
    Sock
    2'
  • We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
    0'

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