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HIG
Highlanders
30
14
81:08
Hurricanes
HUR
Super Rugby
Friday 01 June 2018, 3:35am EDT

Highlanders v Hurricanes

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    72'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    69'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    67'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    60'
  • TRY!Tyrel Lomax
    59'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    50'
  • TRY!Jeff Toomaga-Allen
    48'
  • TRY!Aaron Smith
    43'
  • HT
  • TRY!Tevita Li
    40+3'
  • Yellow CardLiam Squire
    37'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    23'
  • TRY!Jordie Barrett
    22'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
500
376
Metres
65
35
Carries
25
20
Defenders beaten
7
10
Clean breaks
168
103
Passes
14
10
Offloads
15
17
Turnovers conceded
7
10
Turnovers won
92
158
Tackles
20
25
Missed tackles
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 1 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 2 2
9 Aaron Smith 1 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
3 Kalolo Tuiloma 0 0 0
4 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Liam Squire 0 0 0
7 Dillon Hunt 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
17 Aki Seiuli 0 0 0
18 Tyrel Lomax 1 0 0
19 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
20 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
21 Josh Renton 0 0 0
22 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
23 Richard Buckman 0 0 0
Hurricanes T C P
15 Nehe Milner-Skudder 0 0 0
14 Julian Savea 0 0 0
13 Jordie Barrett 1 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 0 0 0
11 Ben Lam 0 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 2 0
9 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
1 Toby Smith 0 0 0
2 Ricky Riccitelli 0 0 0
3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen 1 0 0
4 Michael Fatialofa 0 0 0
5 Sam Lousi 0 0 0
6 Brad Shields 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
8 Gareth Evans 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 James O'Reilly 0 0 0
17 Chris Eves 0 0 0
18 Ben May 0 0 0
19 Murray Douglas 0 0 0
20 Blade Thomson 0 0 0
21 Finlay Christie 0 0 0
22 Ihaia West 0 0 0
23 Wes Goosen 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
3 Highlanders 0 40
2 Hurricanes 0 45
Analysis
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  • FULL-TIME: Highlanders defeat the Hurricanes 30-14 after a strong second half performance securing most of the territory play in what was a tough encounter overall.
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  • Jordie Barrett kicks the ball to touch ending the game and conceding defeat.
    80'+2''
  • Hooter sounds as the Hurricanes regain possession and keep attacking in their own half.
    80'''
  • Hurricanes lineout is still very messy as the throw is too deep and the ball goes loose.
    80''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - not releasing the ball.
    79''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS - as they look to secure a bonus point.
    79''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - offside
    78''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS - back on the 5m line.
    77''
  • It's a scramble for possession within a metre or so of the line for the Highlanders.
    77''
  • Tackle into touch by the Highlanders sees the Hurricanes lose possession.
    75''
  • Turnover
    74''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    74''
  • An impressive lead now to the hosts with just 8 minutes left in the match.
    73''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 30-14
    73''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - hands in the ruck.
    72''
  • Forward pass by the Hurricanes at the halfway as they try to make a break through a gap in the defence.
    71''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 27-14
    70''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Waisake Naholo) 25-14 ... Naholo runs a fast 40 metres up the sideline all the way to the corner where he neatly dots it down.
    68''
  • Lineout throw for the HIghlanders on the 10m line.
    67''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing the ball as the Highlanders defence held strong.
    66''
  • Hurricanes with the lineout throw at the opposition 22.
    66''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Naholo leaving his feet.
    65''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES
    64''
  • Untidy lineout from the Highlanders sees the ball go forward and Hurricanes get some possession in the midfield.
    64''
  • The hometown heroes are on a roll at the moment and the crowd is up!
    63''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS 
    63''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES
    63''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 20-14.
    61''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Tyrel Lomax) 18-14 - Big Lomax gets his first try after a dive to the base of the post.
    60''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGFHLANDERS - just 15m from the line.
    60''
  • Hurricanes look to steal possession but the ball is knocked forward.
    59''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    58''
  • Hurricanes lineout fails again.
    57''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - high tackle
    56''
  • Maul just 5 metres from the line.
    56''
  • Kick to touch taken as opposed to the shot for goal.
    56''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - tackle off the ball.
    55''
  • HIghlanders have moved the ball inside the Hurricanes 22.
    55''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - high tackle
    54''
  • Poor lineout again by the Hurricanes inside the opposition 22. Turnover to the HIghlanders.
    53''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - not releasing the ball.
    53''
  • Ruck and counter ruck sees the ball go loose and the Highlanders come out of the pack with the possession.
    52''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 13-14
    51''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Jeff Toomaga-Allen) 13-12
    50''
  • Another turnover and the Hurricanes pass wide and head to the corner.
    49''
  • Turnover and the Highlanders get the ball in their own half.
    49''
  • Kick to touch past the halfway and the Hurricanes have the lineout throw.
    47''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - not releasing the ball.
    46''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - Sopoaga kick hits the left post.
    45''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Aaron Smith) 13-7
    44''
  • Barrett kicks downfield but does not even reach the halfway line. Ben Smith grabs the ball and weaves his magic almost all the way to the line making a last ditch pass to Aaron Smith who crosses the line.
    44''
  • Turnover to the Hurricanes at the 22 in their own half.
    43''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - deliberate knock down.
    42''
  • Highlanders with early possession.
    41''
  • Second half is underway and it's looking like it will be a tightly fought, highly immotive battle to the end.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: Highlanders lead the Hurricanes 8-7 after what was a fierce battle for the first half with a particularly intense final six minutes with emotions running high.
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  • MISSED CONVERSION! Sopoaga just misses to the left.
    40'+5''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Tevita Li) 8-7 - in the 44th minute as the noise from the crowd is deafening.
    40'+5''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS 
    40'+4''
  • Highlanders have worked their way inside the 22.
    40'+3''
  • Both teams insisting on keeping the ball alive rather than going to the rooms.
    40'+2''
  • All the action midfield.
    40'+2''
  • PENALTY HUIRRICANES
    40'''
  • Barrett kicks to touch as the hooter sounds for the break.
    40'''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - player leaving feet.
    40''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS 
    40''
  • Poor delivery from the lineout throw by the Hurricanes sees a knock forward which brings a rowdy reception from the crowd who feel agrieved by the recent referee rulings.
    39''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - dangerous tackle.
    38''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD - HIGHLANDERS' Liam Squire for a dangerous tackle.
    38''
  • TMO - referee unhappy with some push and pull activity (possible foul play) and then the possibility of offside in the lead-up to the try.
    38''
  • Hurricanes get the ball and Jordie Barrett runs to the line under the posts.
    38''
  • Ball at the halfway with the Highlanders in possession.
    38''
  • Inside five minutes to the break and this first half has been a real wrestle in the midfield for consistent possession to string any phases together.
    36''
  • Ball intercepted and knocked down by Shields for the Hurricanes and its the HIghlanders' ball again.
    35''
  • Ball knocked-on in the tackle and the Highlanders get another scrum feed.
    33''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    32''
  • Possession changes hands and the HIghlanders get another run but ball handling error strikes again.
    31''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES - on the 22m line
    30''
  • Another Sopoaga pass ruled forward as the Highlanders looked to be gaining momentum towards the try line.
    29''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS - not far outside of the 22m line in the Hurricanes half.
    28''
  • All assessments say Smith okay so play continues.
    27''
  • Ben Smith takes a brilliant aerial mark but lands heavily.
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (Beauden Barrett) 3-7
    24''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Jordie Barrett) 3-5
    23''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES - interestingly the visitors elect to again opt for the scrum over the goal directly in front of the posts.
    23''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - not rolling away.
    22''
  • Hurricanes again challenging the structure of the HIghlanders' defence as they charge inside the 22.
    21''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS 
    20''
  • Hurricanes get to within 5 metres of the try line again before losing the ball forward.
    19''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES
    18''
  • Perinara to Barrett gets the ball inside the Highlanders 22 again as the Hurricanes are starting to build some consistent attacking pressure.
    17''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES
    17''
  • Hurricanes have the lineout 10 metres inside the opposition half.
    15''
  • NO TRY! Hand on the touch line before the ball was grounded in the corner past the flag.
    14''
  • TMO - in touch before grounding or not?
    14''
  • Ben Lam gets a run back to the try line for the Hurricanes.
    14''
  • Poor contest - Highlanders get the ball from the lineout and Aaron Smith kicks upfield to touch.
    13''
  • Lineout for the Hurricanes just 5 metres from the line.
    13''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - dangerous cleanout 
    12''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Liam Sopoaga) 3-0
    11''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - hands in the ruck.
    11''
  • NIce kick upfield along the inside of the touch line sees the Hurricanes run the ball into touch and so the Highlanders have possession inside the 22.
    10''
  • SCRUM FEED HIGHLANDERS
    9''
  • Early errors from both teams as TJ Perinara now knocks on the ball for the Hurricanes.
    8''
  • Forward pass again, this time from Sopoaga, in an effort to get out wide sees the HIghlanders lose possession.
    7''
  • Fierce battle for possession in the ruck contest sees the Hurricanes take the ball and move quickly into attack.
    6''
  • SCRUM FEED HURRICANES
    5''
  • Forward pass once inside the 22 is unfortunate and the Hurricanes defence gets a reprieve.
    4''
  • Lineout throw for the HIghlanders gets them to the 22.
    3''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - high tackle.
    3''
  • Highlanders on the move into the opposition 22 having stolen possession from the Hurricanes almost immediately from the kickoff.
    2''
  • The teams are on the field under the roof in Dunedin with the action set to get underway off the boot of the Highlanders.
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  • The Highlanders' confidence will be up after a good win in Australia last week while the Hurricanes are coming off a rare loss.
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  • Friday night Super Rugby kicks off for Week 16 as the Highlanders host the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin in what is always a huge NZ Conference clash.
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