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Chiefs
27
22
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 30 March 2018, 2:35am EDT

Chiefs v Highlanders

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  • FT
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    69'
  • TRY!Sean Wainui
    67'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    63'
  • TRY!Sio Tomkinson
    62'
  • Penalty GoalFletcher Smith
    58'
  • TRY!Tevita Li
    50'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    44'
  • TRY!Nathan Harris
    43'
  • ConversionDamian McKenzie
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Solomona Alaimalo
    38'
  • ConversionFletcher Smith
    24'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    22'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    19'
  • Penalty GoalDamian McKenzie
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
447
283
Metres
60
53
Carries
38
17
Defenders beaten
18
5
Clean breaks
150
116
Passes
9
8
Offloads
15
12
Turnovers conceded
7
7
Turnovers won
110
145
Tackles
17
38
Missed tackles
Chiefs T C P
15 Solomona Alaimalo 1 0 0
14 Toni Pulu 0 0 0
13 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
12 Jonathan Faauli 0 0 0
11 Sean Wainui 1 0 0
10 Damian McKenzie 0 3 2
9 Brad Weber 0 0 0
1 Aidan Ross 0 0 0
2 Nathan Harris 1 0 0
3 Angus Taavao-Matau 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Tyler Ardron 0 0 0
6 Liam Messam 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 0 0 0
8 Taleni Seu 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Polwart 0 0 0
17 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
18 Jeff Thwaites 0 0 0
19 Pita Sowakula 0 0 0
20 Lachlan Boshier 0 0 0
21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 0 0 0
22 Marty McKenzie 0 0 0
23 Charlie Ngatai 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Matt Faddes 0 0 0
12 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 1 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 0 0
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
3 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
4 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
5 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
6 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
7 Dillon Hunt 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Greg Pleasants-Tate 0 0 0
17 Aki Seiuli 0 0 0
18 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
19 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
20 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
21 Josh Renton 0 0 0
22 Fletcher Smith 0 2 1
23 Sio Tomkinson 1 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
3 Chiefs 53 49
6 Highlanders 53 44
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  • FULL TIME - CHIEFS 27 HIGHLANDERS 22 - Hard earned victory for the Chiefs as they beat the Highlanders by 5 points. The Highlanders had their chances late but couldn't execute their plays to win the game. Chiefs hang on and they send their fans home happy. 
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  • Highlanders lose the ball very close to the line and the Chiefs are able to clear it away for the moment 
    78''
  • Chiefs clinging onto this lead but the referee now has called a scrum just 10 metres out from the line. Highlanders will look to drive their maul over the line to score 
    76''
  • Chiefs are penalised for not rolling away in the ruck and the Highlanders now kick for touch and find it inside the 22. Big chance. 
    74''
  • Highlanders were building some good pressure but the referee has spotted a forward pass and the Chiefs will have it back via a scrum feed 
    72''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - McKenzie converts expertly from the sideline. 27-22 now to the home side 
    70''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS - The Chiefs hit straight back as they go up the field getting up to 12 phases and all that possession and territory pays off as Wainui gets a good pass and he goes into score in the corner to give the lead back to his side. 25-22 
    68''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Smith converts and puts his side back in the lead. 22-20
    64''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS - The Highlanders are back level as a kick bounces the way of the away side and a quick spread of the ball sees Tomkinson get it, he steps on the inside beating a defender and he goes into score next to the posts. 20-20 
    62''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL - Smith cuts the gap to 5 points. 20-15 
    59''
  • Highlanders have another penalty on the 22 in front of the posts and they opt to take the shot at goal 
    57''
  • McKenzie has been close to best on ground tonight as he has a kick charged down but then he comes back and beats another defender trying to get his team out of trouble. Highlanders doing well to keep the play in their attacking end 
    55''
  • MISS - The gap remains at 8. 20-12 to the Chiefs 
    52''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS - Highlanders pressure on the line finally pays off for them as a great pass from the hooker finds Li out on the wing all by himself and he just has to dive over from close range to score. He cuts the gap to 8 points 
    51''
  • Highlanders have 3 penalties in a row in good territory and they will kick for touch and try to get into a try scoring situation 
    49''
  • Highlanders now trying to hit back quickly with the referee playing advantage but then going back to a penalty. Good chance here. 
    46''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - McKenzie converts in front and the Chiefs lead 20-7
    44''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS - Chiefs are on the board again early in the second half through a linebreak from McKenzie but a pick and go close to the line works out for Harris and he scores the try 
    43''
  • Chiefs go the length of the field with an attack and fall just short of the line as a knock on is found by the referee. Home crowd were on their feet trying to cheer that one home 
    42''
  • A lucky bounce for the Highlanders isn't capitalised on and now the Chiefs come back the other way making a break up field 
    41''
  • Back underway 
    41''
  • HALF TIME - CHIEFS 13 HIGHLANDERS 7 - It wasn't the prettiest half of rugby but the Chiefs won't mind as that try just before half time gives them the lead. Highlanders are definitely still in this game though. Anyone's game in the 2nd half 
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - McKenzie nails it from the sideline. 13-7
    40''
  • Try
    TRY CHIEFS - Fantastic try from the Chiefs just before half time as a kick to the wing is perfectly weighted and the pass back on the inside finds Alaimalo who just has to catch it and dive over the line. Chiefs back in front. 11-7
    39''
  • McKenzie finds touch inside the 22 as the Chiefs try to regain the lead before the half time break 
    37''
  • Neither team have really been able to establish dominance as errors keep piling up for each side.
    34''
  • Both teams trading territory and trying to get on top. Here it is the Chiefs turn to try and get themselves back in the lead. They haven't been able to cross the try line so far tonight. 
    31''
  • Highlanders with the line-out just over halfway in an attacking position. They now will try and build some pressure and try to extend their lead 
    27''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION - Highlanders go out to a 7-6 lead 
    24''
  • Try
    HIGHLANDERS TRY - A superb kick out to the wing bounces in favour of Naholo and he gathers the ball in, beats a defender and goes into score in the corner to score the first try of the night. 6-5  
    23''
  • Harris line-out isn't straight and the Highlanders will have the scrum close to halfway 
    21''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL - Chiefs have another penalty goal on the board through McKenzie. 6-0 to the home side 
    19''
  • Highlanders clear the lines with a kick going into touch close to the 10 metre line. Still in the home side's attacking area though 
    17''
  • Great cover defence from the Highlanders sees them shut down a potential Chiefs scoring play. 
    15''
  • Highlanders caught not releasing the ball in the ruck and the home side now can get up to halfway with a touch finder 
    14''
  • Both teams trading mistakes now as they fight for territory. Now a kick has gone out on the full from the Chiefs giving the away side a good chance to build some pressure 
    12''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL CHIEFS - They open the scoring with a penalty goal. 3-0. 
    10''
  • Chiefs are having all the territory at the moment as they are camped in the attacking 22 putting the away side under heaps of pressure 
    8''
  • Sopoaga looks to have injured himself taking the drop out and he has to come off. Big loss for the Highlanders
    6''
  • Smith forces a kick in his own in goal and there will be a 22 metre drop out 
    4''
  • Good kick out of trouble and the Highlanders will have a line-out 10 metres out from their own line 
    3''
  • Highlanders were able to win it off the kick off and have the first attack but a short side play sees them go into touch and the home side have a penalty on their own 22 
    1''
  • We're underway with the Highlanders kicking us off 
    1''
  • Welcome to Hamilton where the Chiefs host the Highlanders. Both teams go into this clash with 3 wins and 1 loss and there's not much to split them. It's anyone's game. The Chiefs are at home and for that reason will be the favourites. Kick off next. 
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