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Highlanders
43
17
Full Time
Brumbies
BRU
Super Rugby
Saturday 14 April 2018, 3:35am EDT

Highlanders v Brumbies

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  • FT
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    80+3'
  • TRY!Fletcher Smith
    80+2'
  • ConversionWharenui Hawera
    74'
  • TRY!Joe Powell
    73'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    70'
  • TRY!Shannon Frizell
    69'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    68'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    67'
  • ConversionBen Smith
    60'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    59'
  • Yellow CardLima Sopoaga
    51'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    47'
  • HT
  • ConversionWharenui Hawera
    34'
  • TRY!Isi Naisarani
    33'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    25'
  • TRY!Ben Smith
    24'
  • Penalty GoalWharenui Hawera
    15'
  • TRY!Lima Sopoaga
    6'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
631
481
Metres
45
54
Carries
27
23
Defenders beaten
15
6
Clean breaks
153
207
Passes
10
12
Offloads
14
17
Turnovers conceded
6
8
Turnovers won
169
99
Tackles
23
27
Missed tackles
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 2 1 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 1 4 1
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
4 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 1 0 0
7 Dillon Hunt 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Aki Seiuli 0 0 0
18 Kalolo Tuiloma 0 0 0
19 Alex Ainley 0 0 0
20 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
21 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
22 Fletcher Smith 1 0 0
23 Matt Faddes 0 0 0
Brumbies T C P
15 Thomas Banks 0 0 0
14 James Dargaville 0 0 0
13 Tevita Kuridrani 0 0 0
12 Christian Lealiifano 0 0 0
11 Chance Peni 0 0 0
10 Wharenui Hawera 0 2 1
9 Matt Lucas 0 0 0
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Folau Fainga'a 0 0 0
3 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Rory Arnold 0 0 0
5 Blake Enever 0 0 0
6 Thomas Cusack 0 0 0
7 David Pocock 0 0 0
8 Isi Naisarani 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Robbie Abel 0 0 0
17 Nic Mayhew 0 0 0
18 Les Makin 0 0 0
19 Sam Carter 0 0 0
20 Michael Oakman-Hunt 0 0 0
21 Joe Powell 1 0 0
22 Kyle Godwin 0 0 0
23 Andrew Smith 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
6 Highlanders 54 44
10 Brumbies 47 34
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  • FULL TIME - The Highlanders return to the winner's list in fine style!  The match was right in the balance at half time but the home side ran in four tries to one in the second half to record a comprehensive victory over the Brumbies.  The visitors were well outplayed but were better than the scoreboard suggests - they will rue some missed opportunities whilst the Highlanders were down to 14 men.  Full time at Forsyth Barr Stadium and it is the Highlanders victorious by 43-17 over the Brumbies.
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  • The Highlanders add an exclamation mark to what has been an outstanding performance! Almost three minutes into extra time, the Brumbies run out of energy and numbers allowing Fletcher Smith to slice through the defence and score with the final act of the match.
    80'+5''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 43-17 Highlanders
    80'+4''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Fletcher Smith) 41-17 Highlanders
    80'+3''
  • We are into over time here at Forsyth Barr Stadium!  The Brumbies are in possession but struggling to make any ground in the face of some aggressive defence from the Highlanders.
    80'+2''
  • Lima Sopoaga tosses a long pass way out to the left but it bounces on the way to Tevita Li who is forced to wait for it to arrive and the momentum is lost.
    79''
  • Outstanding play from David Pocock! He has been a nuisance all night at the breakdown and wins yet another penalty for the Brumbies.  He has paid a heavy price on this occasion requiring treatment after copping a heavy knock.
    78''
  • A consolation try for the Brumbies!  Joe Powell spots a gap amongst the tangle of bodies on the Highlanders' line and dives over to find the paint.
    75''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Wharenui Hawera) 36-17 Highlanders
    75''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Joe Powell) 36-15 Highlanders
    74''
  • The Highlanders are piling on the points in this second half!  They fling the ball out to the left where there are huge numbers for the home side - there are four players who could raffle it but it is Shannon Frizell who crosses to score.
    72''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 36-10 Highlanders
    72''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Shannon Frizell) 34-10 Highlanders
    71''
  • The Highlanders land what could well be the knock out blow!  Ben Smith caps off an outstanding match with his second try - the space opened up in front of the full back and he pinned his ears back, exploding away down the left hand side to score.
    69''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 29-10 Highlanders
    68''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Ben Smith) 27-10 Highlanders
    68''
  • Ben Smith does brilliantly under the high ball but then coughs up the pill with his short pass - a chance here for the Brumbies to go on the front foot.
    66''
  • A let off for the Brumbies!  The visitors are well outnumbered at the breakdown but the Highlanders have been penalised for offside.
    64''
  • Good news for the home side with Lima Sopoaga rejoining the action after 10 minutes in the bin.  No damage done for the home side who managed to extend their lead whilst the fly-half was off the field.
    63''
  • A try against the run of play!  The Brumbies bite off a little more than they can chew with Wharenui Hawera attempting to thread the pass out to his left but waiting to pounce is Waisake Naholo - the winger pulls off the intercept before exploding 70m downfield to score under the posts.
    62''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Ben Smith) 22-10 Highlanders
    61''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Waisake Naholo) 20-10 Highlanders
    60''
  • The Brumbies are chewing up their scoring chances at the moment.  Chance Peni sends an awkward, bullet like pass at the feet of Isi Naisarani but the number 8 cannot hang onto the pill low down.
    56''
  • A missed opportunity for the Brumbies!  Tevita Kuridrani surges within 5m of the try line but the ball comes lose in the tackle and so it will be the Highlanders with the scrum feed.
    56''
  • Good field position here for the Brumbies.  The visitors will throw to the line out 10m out from the Highlanders' line after Christian Lealiifano's kick for touch.
    54''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! A huge moment in this match with Tom Banks dumped in a lifting tackle by Lima Sopoaga.  Referee Mike Fraser, after looking at the replay, shows no hesitation in producing a yellow card.  Highlanders down to 14 men for the next 10 minutes.
    52''
  • James Dargaville tracks back to secure possession for the Brumbies - he is under enormous pressure from the kick chasers but manages to step out of the tackle and hold up play long enough for the cavalry to arrive.
    50''
  • The kick from Lima Sopoaga is long and strong and over!  The home side extend their lead to 5 points early in this second half.
    49''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 15-10 Highlanders
    48''
  • Penalty to the Highlanders!  David Pocock has been excellent this evening but he has been penalised for being off his feet.  It will be Lima Sopoaga to line up the posts from just inside the half way line.
    47''
  • Terrific field position here for the Brumbies.  Off the back of a penalty, Christian Lealiifano punts the ball into touch just outside the Highlanders' 22.
    45''
  • The Highlanders have coughed it up!  The home side line up out to the left but the strong pass from Lima Sopoaga misses everyone before rolling harmlessly over the touch line.
    43''
  • Bad luck for the Brumbies!  David Pocock does superbly to turn the ball over at the breakdown - the ball spurts out on the visitors' side however Matt Lucas fumbles and so the scrum feed is with the Highlanders.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - The Highlanders kick off and we are underway in the second half!
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A tight, tough and tense first half comes to an end!  The Highlanders opened strongly to open up an early lead however a try to Isi Naisarani off the back of an excellent set piece play has kept the Brumbies within touch.  At half time, the Highlanders hold a narrow 12-10 lead over the Brumbies.
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  • Terrific defence from the visitors - the forwards do well initially to halt the rolling maul forcing the Highlanders to use the ball before a knock on hands possession over to the Brumbies.
    39''
  • Penalty to the Highlanders!  A huge chance here for the home side to strike back in the shadows of half time - they will set up for the lineout just 5m out from the Brumbies' line.
    36''
  • The Brumbies are over for their first try of the match!  Outstanding set piece play from the visitors with Isi Naisarani peeling from the back of the scrum catching the Highlanders' defence on the back foot - the number 8 charges at the line and, from close range, he can't be stopped.
    35''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Wharenui Hawera) 12-10 Highlanders
    35''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Isi Naisarani) 12-8 Highlanders
    33''
  • NO TRY!  David Pocock dives through a gap on the Highlanders' line to claim the Brumbies' first try however a review by the TMO shows that the ball had come off his boot and into a teammate resulting in an accidental offside.  Advantage was being played to the visitors however so the Brumbies have another chance.
    31''
  • A much better build up from the Brumbies creates an opening down the right hand side - the visitors win the scrum feed after James Dargaville's attempted offload was smothered out of his hands.
    29''
  • The Highlanders are in for their second!  Terrific set piece play from the home side draws in the Brumbies' defence creating a massive gap out to the left - Ben Smith carries the ball aggressively to the line before breaking through and the full-back then goes all the way.
    27''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 12-3 Highlanders
    26''
  • Try
     TRY! Highlanders (Ben Smith) 10-3 Highlanders
    26''
  • Terrific quick hands from the Highlanders' backs creates the overlap out to the right however Waisake Naholo can't hang onto the last pass - the Brumbies have the scrum feed right on their own 22m line.
    23''
  • The Highlanders, looking menacing in attack, force their way inside the Brumbies' 22 however Daniel Lienert-Brown loses the ball in the tackle handing possession back to the visitors.
    20''
  • Play is held up whilst Liam Coltman receives treatment - the Highlanders' hooker copped a high knock and has blood flowing from his nose.
    18''
  • David Pocock as strong as ever over the ball wins a timely penalty for the Brumbies just as the Highlanders were starting to look dangerous in attack.
    17''
  • The Brumbies are on the scoreboard!  The penalty goal kick from Wharenui Hawera is straight down the middle to reduce the Highlanders' lead to 2 points.
    16''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Brumbies (Wharenui Hawera) 5-3 Highlanders
    15''
  • Folau Fainga’a punches a hole in the Highlanders' defensive line but the subsequent pass doesn't go to hand - David Pocock follows up strongly however to win a penalty for the visitors.
    14''
  • Rory Arnold still struggling with what appears to be an injury to his right knee - he has it tightly wrapped up and will try to continue but he is moving very gingerly at the moment.
    13''
  • The Brumbies look to slip down the right hand channel however Rob Thompson applies an excellent tackle on James Dargaville who is unable to stay in the field of play - line out throw to the Highlanders.
    11''
  • We have a break in play with Rory Arnold receiving treatment - the big lock gets to his feet but he looks to be in plenty of discomfort.
    10''
  • The Highlanders are over for the first try of the match!  Terrific reward for the home side who had built tremendous pressure with quick recycling of the ball - Lima Sopoaga is tackled short of the line but with a powerful leg drive he muscles over to score.
    10''
  • MISS! The conversion attempt from Lima Sopoaga slaps into the woodwork on the left hand side and the ball stays out.
    9''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 5-0 Highlanders
    8''
  • Ben Smith chips the ball threateningly inside the Brumbies' 22 however Tom Banks has done superbly to scramble back and secure possession for the visitors.
    5''
  • The Brumbies will need to be at their very best this evening if they are to challenge the Highlanders but on this occasion Isi Naisarani has left the ball behind to give the scrum feed to the Highlanders.
    3''
  • A strong run from Ben Smith as he looks to find some space in midfield but he is eventually wrapped up in the tackle right on the Highlanders' 10m line.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - The Brumbies kick off to get us underway!
    1''
  • We are not far away from kick off as the two sides make their way out onto the field.
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  • It's been a mixed bag from the Brumbies so far in 2018 with three wins and three losses from their opening six matches.  They showed some good signs in their come from behind victory last week against the Reds but, to win tonight, will need to overcome a poor recent record against teams from over the ditch - the Brumbies have lost 11 matches in a row against teams from New Zealand.
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  • The Highlanders had a flying start to the season winning their opening three fixtures however they have dropped their last two and so will be desperate to return to the winner's list.  The fact that they have won their last three matches against the Brumbies will give the home side plenty of confidence.
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  • Welcome to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin where week 9 of Super Rugby continues with the clash between the Highlanders and the Brumbies.
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