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BLU
Blues
33
31
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 26 February 2016, 1:35am EST

Blues v Highlanders

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  • FT
  • ConversionHayden Parker
    78'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    77'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    72'
  • TRY!Patrick Tuipulotu
    71'
  • Yellow CardPatrick Osborne
    70'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    61'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    57'
  • HT
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    40'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    38'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    37'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    32'
  • TRY!Teihorangi Walden
    31'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    29'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    26'
  • TRY!Blake Gibson
    25'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    21'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    18'
  • TRY!Melani Nanai
    17'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    9'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    8'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
407
349
Metres
132
88
Carries
26
11
Defenders beaten
8
8
Clean breaks
145
116
Passes
10
10
Offloads
10
13
Turnovers conceded
7
6
Turnovers won
76
155
Tackles
11
26
Missed tackles
Blues T C P
15 Lolagi Visinia 0 0 0
14 Melani Nanai 1 0 0
13 Male Sa'u 0 0 0
12 George Moala 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Ihaia West 0 3 4
9 Bryn Hall 0 0 0
1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Sione Mafileo 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 1 0 0
5 Josh Bekhuis 0 0 0
6 Joe Edwards 0 0 0
7 Blake Gibson 1 0 0
8 Steven Luatua 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Quentin MacDonald 0 0 0
17 Namatahi Waa 0 0 0
18 Charlie Faumuina 0 0 0
19 Akira Ioane 0 0 0
20 Kara Pryor 0 0 0
21 Billy Guyton 0 0 0
22 Matt McGahan 0 0 0
23 Rene Ranger 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 2 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Malakai Fekitoa 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 1 0 0
11 Patrick Osborne 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 3 1
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Josh Hohneck 0 0 0
4 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
5 Joseph Wheeler 0 0 0
6 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
7 Shane Christie 0 0 0
8 Liam Squire 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Brendon Edmonds 0 0 0
18 Ross Geldenhuys 0 0 0
19 Alex Ainley 0 0 0
20 Dan Pryor 0 0 0
21 Josh Renton 0 0 0
22 Hayden Parker 0 1 0
23 Matt Faddes 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
11 Blues 44 39
2 Highlanders 54 52
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  • It's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
    80'
  • Blues sub Matt McGahan comes onto the field.
    78'
  • Lolagi Visinia departs for Blues.
    78'
  • Josh Renton comes on for Highlanders.
    78'
  • Waisake Naholo leaves the field.
    78'
  • Conversion
    The Highlanders supporters go wild as Hayden Parker successfully kicks the conversion.
    Sock
    78'
  • Aaron Smith sets up the try.
    77'
  • Try
    Ben Smith scores the try from close range.
    Sock
    77'
  • What a run here by Matt Faddes as he gets over the gainline!.
    76'
  • Hayden Parker takes the penalty but the ball didn't come round, staying right of the posts.
    73'
  • Conversion
    The touch judges raise their flags as Ihaia West kicks the conversion.
    Sock
    72'
  • Try
    Blues are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Patrick Tuipulotu touching down.
    Sock
    71'
  • Blues have won 100 rucks so far this game.
    71'
  • Yellow Card
    Patrick Osborne (Highlanders) is shown a yellow card.
    Sock
    70'
  • Blues have won 80 rucks so far this game.
    67'
  • Blake Gibson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    66'
  • Hayden Parker comes on.
    65'
  • Lima Sopoaga comes off.
    65'
  • Matt Faddes comes on.
    64'
  • Teihorangi Walden comes off.
    64'
  • Shane Christie has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    64'
  • Kara Pryor makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    63'
  • Dan Pryor has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    62'
  • Penalty Goal
    Ihaia West adds the three points for Blues.
    Sock
    61'
  • Blues have a drop goal attempt through the boot of Ihaia West, but he pulls it to the left.
    61'
  • Teihorangi Walden has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
    61'
  • Billy Guyton comes on.
    60'
  • Bryn Hall comes off.
    60'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with Quentin MacDonald getting some game time.
    60'
  • Blues decide to make a substitution, with James Parsons being replaced.
    60'
  • Blues make a substitution with Kara Pryor coming on.
    58'
  • Blues make a substitution with Steven Luatua coming off.
    58'
  • Penalty Goal
    Ihaia West does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
    Sock
    57'
  • Highlanders sub Ross Geldenhuys comes onto the field.
    57'
  • Josh Hohneck departs for Highlanders.
    57'
  • Blues have won 60 rucks so far this game.
    56'
  • Ash Dixon comes on for Highlanders.
    50'
  • Liam Coltman leaves the field.
    50'
  • Alex Ainley comes on.
    50'
  • Thomas Franklin comes off.
    50'
  • The touch judges have waved away the attempt by Lima Sopoaga as he hooks it left.
    50'
  • Highlanders have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    48'
  • Rene Ranger comes on.
    47'
  • Male Sa'u comes off.
    47'
  • Charlie Faumuina comes on.
    47'
  • Sione Mafileo comes off.
    47'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Brendon Edmonds getting some game time.
    45'
  • Highlanders decide to make a substitution, with Dan Lienert-Brown being replaced.
    45'
  • Blues make a substitution with Akira Ioane coming on.
    40'
  • Blues make a substitution with Joe Edwards coming off.
    40'
  • Highlanders sub Joseph Wheeler comes onto the field.
    40'
  • Alex Ainley departs for Highlanders.
    40'
  • The second half is underway.
    40'
  • The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
    40'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga adds the two points for Highlanders.
    Sock
    40'
  • Aaron Smith sets up the try.
    39'
  • Try
    The kick through from Highlanders has allowed Waisake Naholo to touch down.
    Sock
    38'
  • Penalty Goal
    Ihaia West makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
    Sock
    37'
  • Blues have won 40 rucks so far this game.
    35'
  • Alex Ainley comes on for Highlanders.
    33'
  • Joseph Wheeler leaves the field.
    33'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
    Sock
    32'
  • Spellbinding play by Ben Smith is finished off with a try.
    31'
  • Try
    Silky skills by Highlanders ends with a try for Teihorangi Walden.
    Sock
    31'
  • Fabulous play by Highlanders has led to Teihorangi Walden being able to wriggle through a gap.
    31'
  • Penalty Goal
    Ihaia West kicks the penalty.
    Sock
    29'
  • Ihaia West has an attempt on goal with a drop kick, but it falls well short.
    28'
  • Conversion
    Ihaia West makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
    Sock
    26'
  • Bryn Hall played a key part in that try.
    25'
  • Try
    A wonderful passing move by Blues is finished off by Blake Gibson.
    Sock
    25'
  • Trouble here as Blake Gibson breaches the defence.
    25'
  • Ihaia West steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.
    24'
  • Dan Pryor comes on.
    24'
  • Liam Squire comes off.
    24'
  • Penalty Goal
    Lima Sopoaga has kicked a penalty goal.
    Sock
    21'
  • Conversion
    Ihaia West converts the try.
    Sock
    18'
  • That's a great try assist by Lolagi Visinia.
    18'
  • This is dangerous for the defence as Lolagi Visinia bursts through to advance the Blues attack.
    18'
  • Try
    A series of passes by Blues results in a try for Melani Nanai.
    Sock
    17'
  • Blues have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    17'
  • Highlanders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
    14'
  • Conversion
    Lima Sopoaga has kicked a conversion.
    Sock
    9'
  • Aaron Smith sets up the try.
    8'
  • Try
    Great hands by Highlanders leads to a try for Ben Smith.
    Sock
    8'
  • A gap opened in the defence and Liam Squire took full advantage.
    7'
  • Ihaia West steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the left.
    2'
  • The defensive line has been broken as Bryn Hall goes through the gap.
    1'
  • We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
    0'

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