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Highlanders
39
27
Full Time
Lions
LIO
Super Rugby
Saturday 12 May 2018, 3:35am EDT

Highlanders v Lions

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  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    80'
  • FT
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    76'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    72'
  • TRY!Marnus Schoeman
    72'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    64'
  • TRY!Teihorangi Walden
    63'
  • TRY!Robbie Coetzee
    48'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    44'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    43'
  • HT
  • TRY!Robbie Coetzee
    40+3'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    39'
  • TRY!Harold Vorster
    38'
  • TRY!Luke Whitelock
    33'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    14'
  • TRY!Liam Coltman
    13'
  • Penalty GoalElton Jantjies
    9'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    5'
  • TRY!Lima Sopoaga
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
579
553
Metres
64
55
Carries
34
34
Defenders beaten
16
17
Clean breaks
216
169
Passes
22
12
Offloads
12
19
Turnovers conceded
11
7
Turnovers won
132
126
Tackles
34
34
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 1 0 0
11 Tevita Nabura 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 1 4 2
9 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 1 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Alex Ainley 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 1 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 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
20 Marino Mikaele Tu'u 0 0 0
21 Josh Renton 0 0 0
22 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
23 Sio Tomkinson 0 0 0
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Ruan Combrinck 0 0 0
13 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
12 Harold Vorster 1 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 2 1
9 Nic Groom 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Robbie Coetzee 2 0 0
3 Johannes Jonker 0 0 0
4 Andries Ferreira 0 0 0
5 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
6 Cyle Brink 0 0 0
7 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
8 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jacques Van Rooyen 0 0 0
17 Ruan Dreyer 0 0 0
18 Jacobie Adriaanse 0 0 0
19 Lourens Erasmus 0 0 0
20 Marnus Schoeman 1 0 0
21 Dillon Smit 0 0 0
22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg 0 0 0
23 Sylvian Mahuza 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
6 Highlanders 54 44
4 Lions 63 46
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  • FULL-TIME: HIGHLANDERS 39 - 27 LIONS A great effort from the tourists, but they were ultimately outclassed. 
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  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga adds three more points to run the clock down. 39-27 
    80''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga, five in from the right and 25 out, eases the nerves with a beauty. 36-27 
    76''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS A quick-as-you-like drop goal conversion from Jantjies! 33-27 
    73''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS This time it goes off the top but the end result is the same. A quick recycle out of the ruck, a ruck pass from Dillon Smit and direct carry from Marnus Schoeman brings the try. The Landers were perhaps waiting for the catch and drive and forgot to ready their line. Here the Lions come, again! 33-25
    72''
  • The Lions win a penalty for a collapsed scrum.  They're five from the line, guess what's coming? 
    71''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga extends the lead. Have the Lions got another comeback in them? 33-20 
    64''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS And it takes something extra special to break it.  Thompson is the creator again, by grubbering through the line for himself, and he collects it cleanly. He pops it off to his midfield partner Teihorangi Walden, who finished off the move. 31-20 
    63''
  • Naholo jinks away from a couple of tacklers but at the moment, the defence is resolute from the away side. 
    62''
  • MISSED CONVERSIION LIONS Jantjies, again just in from the right sideline, hooks it this time. 
    49''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS Another catch and drive on the right wing brings a double for Coetzee. 26-20
    48''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga with another good dkick from the right tramlines. 26-15 
    44''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS Waisake Naholo is in! Great hands from Sopoaga and Walden release Ben Smith down the right wing, on the overlap, and he keeps his cool to unload to the wing who is in support on his inside shoulder. 24-17
    43''
  • Erasmus breaks away, but his offload in-field is miles forward. 
    42''
  • SECOND HALF KICK-OFF
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: HIGHLANDERS 19 - 17 LIONS The home side will feel aggrieved not to be further ahead, but the Lions showed how good a side they are to thrust themslves right back into contention here. What a second half we have in store. 
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS Jantjies kicks it from a couple of metres in from touch. What a comeback! 19-17 
    40'+4''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS The driving maul pays dividends! Coetzee is over. They are lethal from the set-piece. 19-15 
    40'+3''
  • A couple of penalties for the Lions has dragged this half into added time.  They have a lineout, five out. 
    40'+2''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS The expert boot from Jantjies converts from the left edge. 19-10 
    39''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS Vorster scores! A scruffy lineout is rescued by Smith, and they work it left.  Jantjies' no-look pass back inside, from first receiver, is too good.  Vorster has the space and momentum to get over. 19-8 
    38''
  • The Lions will have a late attacking opportunity, as Coltman is caught not rolling away. 
    37''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS Luke Whitelock goes over! The attack almost breaks down but Rob Thompson spots a gap and releases Dixon with his offload. Dixon offloads in turn, and Whitelock tumbles over in the right corner. 19-3 
    34''
  • The Highlanders provide a measured build-up this time. going into double phases at the edge of the 22. 
    33''
  • Kwagga Smith backs up a huge break from his own 22 by Aphiwe Dyantyi and Lionel Mapoe.  But with the Lions within inches of the line, Harold Vorster comes up with the handling error. 
    29''
  • Orie, who is having a monster of a game, catches the lineout against the throw. 
    25''
  • NO TRY HIGHLANDERS After a monster break from Orie, possession is lost and the Highlanders go up the other end. A pass that ricochets off the referee is scooped up by Ben Smith, but he was in an offside position so his score is chalked off. Still, the penalty stays with the home side. 
    25''
  • TMO HIGHLANDERS
    24''
  • Some promising field position for the Lions is undone by some scruffiness in possession, allowing Lentjes to win the turnover. 
    23''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga goals, 20 in from touch. 14-3 
    14''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS Liam Coltman runs a great line to burst on to Hammington's bullet ruck pass to crash over from close range. 12-3 
    13''
  • Good hands from the Highlanders puts them back on the attack. 
    13''
  • Elliot Dixon manages to force an error out of Kwagga Smith, who is caught not releasing after the flanker's tackle. 
    11''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL LIONS Jantjies kicks a penalty after the Landers were caught offside. 7-3 
    9''
  • Marvin Orie breaks the line, taking advantage of an offload, and powers up before being bravely tackled by Ben Smith.  
    8''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HIGHLANDERS Sopoaga from in front. 7-0 
    5''
  • Try
    TRY HIGHLANDERS Lima Sopoaga scoops up a bouncing ball to jink his way over the line, taking advantage of some slightly broken field and a Lions defence on the back foot.  The ball was bouncing from Thomas Franklin's attempt of quick hands, which was good enough. 5-0 
    5''
  • TMO HIGHLANDERS
    4''
  • Tevita Nabura makes a break direct from the restart, but the attack doesn't last too long, a handling error. 
    1''
  • KICK-OFF The Lions do the honours through Elton Jantjies. 
    1''
  • The Lions name Robbie Coetzee at hooker while there are two new locks with Andries Ferreira and Marvin Orie packing down in the second-row. 
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  • Aaron Smith is rested, so Kayne Hammington starts for the Landers. 
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  • The Highlanders and Lions clash at 7.35pm New Zealand time.  It's a cool night outside of the roof here at Dunedin. 
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