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Highlanders
28
31
FT
Hurricanes
HUR
Super Rugby
Friday 05 April 2019, 2:35am EDT

Highlanders v Hurricanes

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Yellow CardLiam Mitchell
    80+2'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    66'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    65'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    62'
  • TRY!Ardie Savea
    60'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    58'
  • TRY!James Lentjes
    57'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    54'
  • TRY!Kayne Hammington
    53'
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    43'
  • HT
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    39'
  • TRY!Ardie Savea
    38'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    29'
  • TRY!Ash Dixon
    27'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    22'
  • TRY!TJ Perenara
    21'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    19'
  • TRY!Shannon Frizell
    18'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
496
595
Metres
45
25
Carries
21
25
Defenders beaten
14
15
Clean breaks
146
96
Passes
15
7
Offloads
15
13
Turnovers conceded
7
8
Turnovers won
99
139
Tackles
25
21
Missed tackles
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Matt Faddes 0 0 0
13 Richard Buckman 0 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Marty Banks 0 4 0
9 Kayne Hammington 1 0 0
1 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 1 0 0
7 James Lentjes 1 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 1 0 0
17 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
18 Siate Tokolahi 0 0 0
19 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
20 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
21 Folau Fakatava 0 0 0
22 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
23 Rob Thompson 0 0 0
Hurricanes T C P
15 Chase Tiatia 0 0 0
14 Wes Goosen 0 0 0
13 Jordie Barrett 0 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 1 0 0
11 Ben Lam 0 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 4 1
9 TJ Perenara 1 0 0
1 Fraser Armstrong 0 0 0
2 Ricky Riccitelli 0 0 0
3 Ben May 0 0 0
4 James Blackwell 0 0 0
5 Kane Leaupepe 0 0 0
6 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 2 0 0
8 Reed Prinsep 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Asafo Aumua 0 0 0
17 Xavier Numia 0 0 0
18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen 0 0 0
19 Isaia Walker-Leawere 0 0 0
20 Liam Mitchell 0 0 0
21 Du'Plessis Kirifi 0 0 0
22 Finlay Christie 0 0 0
23 Matt Proctor 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
13 Highlanders 53 18
2 Hurricanes 56 27
Live Blog
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  • FULL-TIME: The Hurricanes have defeated the Highlanders 31-28 in a blockbuster that did not disappoint.
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  • Ball is lost forward, Hurricanes' Finlay Christie picks it up and kicks it into the stands. 
    80'+4''
  • Lineout throw to the Highlanders.
    80'+4''
  • It's all happening in Dunedin.
    80'+4''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD HURRICANES - Liam Mitchell is off to the sin bin.
    80'+3''
  • Dive to the corner and into touch but the advantage was already in play.
    80'+3''
  • Banks again to the corner - they want the win.
    80'+2''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - joining the ruck inccorrectly
    80'+2''
  • Banks to the corner.
    80''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    80''
  • Whoa - referee blows his whistle in favour of the Highlanders. The Crowd erupts.
    80''
  • Inside the final two minutes and tension is running high.
    79''
  • Under pressure the pass out wide misses its target in Matt Faddes and flies into touch.
    78''
  • Ball lost in the offload and the Highlanders are on the front foot again - huge mistake.
    77''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - putting in a massive scrum the Hurricanes get the reward.
    76''
  • TJ Perenara thought he had the ball well in hand as he exited the back of the scrum pack but then dropped it. Highlanders now with a big chance to snatch this lead back.
    75''
  • This match looks to be finishing as it began - fast, physical and frenetic.
    74''
  • Hurricanes force a knock-on.
    74''
  • Highlanders with the lineout throw on the opposition 22m line.
    73''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Fifita ruled offside.
    72''
  • NO TRY!  Reversing his decision Glenn Jackon says the player was in touch before the grounding.
    70''
  • TMO - on-field decision is a Try to Tevita Li in the corner but the referee requires a check of the grounding and whether the player was in touch.
    70''
  • Highlanders stem the momentum with some attacking of their own.
    70''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - joining the ruck incorrectly.
    68''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 28-31
    68''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Ngani Laumape) 28-29
    66''
  • And again the Hurricanes break through the defence of the Highlanders and charge on in attack.
    66''
  • Highlanders with the scrum feed.
    65''
  • Ball lost forward.
    64''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 28-24
    63''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Savea) 28-22
    61''
  • Ben Lam goes for a defence busting run up the middle of the field and then offloads to Savea who takes it all the way against the trend of recent play.
    61''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Banks) 28-17
    59''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (James Lentjes) 26-17 ... momentum from the pack finally gets the hosts over the line.
    59''
  • Marty Banks having a blistering second half.
    58''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    57''
  • Again the Highlanders use the power of the pack to move them inside the Hurricanes 22.
    57''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not rolling away
    56''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Banks) 21-17 ... one of the easier conversions Banks has ever had.
    55''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Kayne Hammington) 19-17 ... great dash out from behind the pack and between the posts.
    54''
  • Highlanders with the rolling maul inside the Hurricanes 22.
    53''
  • Highlanders will be hoping the past trend continues in the battles between these two - the homeside always coming away with the spoils.
    52''
  • Big breaths being taken at the water break as the frenetic pace has continued.
    51''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - offside
    50''
  • Loose pass from out wide in the backline puts Ben Smith under some unwanted pressure deep in defence.
    49''
  • Perenara and Banks enjoying some kick-to-kick exchanges tonight.
    48''
  • Another turnover in their own half sees the Hurricanes regain possession for the scrum feed.
    47''
  • Turnover to the Highlanders after a great take in the air by Chase Tiatia.
    46''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 14-17 ... Mr Reliable slots his first goal to put the visitor's in the lead.
    44''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Ben Smith pinged for a high tackle.
    42''
  • Banks with the crossfield kick but Ben Lam cleans it up nicely.
    42''
  • Barrett with the kickoff. Highlanders take possession but thenturn the ball over.
    41''
  • All set for a big second half as the teams run back onto the field - ready to rumble.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: Highlanders and the Hurricanes are 14-14 after a massive first half.
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  • Ball goes into touch from the contest and that'll be all for the first 40.
    40'''
  • The hooter sounds but there will be a restart.
    40'''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes ( B Barrett) 14-14 ... all tied up as we head towards the break.
    40''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Ardie Savea) 14-12
    39''
  • Tevita Li pops up an offload that goes straight into the arms of Ardie Savea who runs a good 70 metres.
    39''
  • Hurricanes throwing everything at the Highlanders in defence of their line.
    38''
  • Hurricanes lineout inside opposition 22 is a mess and the Highlanders take full advantage making metres all the way to the opposition's half.
    35''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - player leaving his feet.
    34''
  • Game evenly balanced with the Highlanders having only slightly more possession of the ball so far.
    32''
  • Dixon scoring after coming off the bench two minutes earlier ... then left the field two minutes later. Job done!
    31''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Banks) 14-7
    30''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Ash Dixon) 12-7
    29''
  • TMO - Checking the grounding and the control of the ball in the process.
    29''
  • Rolling maul makes to the end goal but referee wants to check the grounding.
    28''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    28''
  • Scrum feed to the Hurricanes inside their own 22.
    26''
  • Fast, physical game is seeing some injury stoppages early.
    25''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (Beauden Barrett) 7-7
    23''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (TJ Perenara) 7-5
    22''
  • Hurricanes looking to answer in kind.
    22''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Marty Banks) 7-0
    20''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Shannon Frizell) 5-0 ... took a huge attacking effort but the arm went out and grounded the ball over the line in a final desperate effort by Frizell.
    18''
  • In front of the posts but Banks kicks to the corner looking to put on the big score.
    17''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Offside
    16''
  • Highlanders are close ...
    16''
  • It's an arm wrestle of classic proportions at this point.
    15''
  • Highlanders caught with the ball inside the try zone so it'll be a 5m scrum for the men in yellow as they look to put in the first score of the night.
    10''
  • Hurricanes attempt a cross field kick inside 5 metres but the ball eventually goes out the back of the try zone with everyone chasing it.
    6''
  • Highlanders now pushing towards the visitor's 22 but it's the Hurricanes turn to take the steal.
    5''
  • Frantic pace being set early by both teams.
    4''
  • Hurricanes get a huge charge on after a great turnover, making it all the way inside the opposition 22 before dropping the ball.
    3''
  • Highlanders get possession as the Hurricanes lose the ball in contact.
    2''
  • Teams are out on the park and ready to get the game underway.
    1''
  • It's a big NZ derby game to kick off Round 8 of the Super Rugby as the Highlanders host the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.
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