Highlanders beat Hurricanes in Wellington

The Hurricanes have won the last two Super Rugby matches between them and the Highlanders including their 19-23 victory in Dunedin earlier this year.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The match is underway.
3.00: The Highlanders are awarded an early penalty. Coline Sale takes the sht and nails it.
5.00: The Highlanders win a line out and they pass to Slade who kicks up field. The Hurricanes catch the ball and run it until there is a high tackle and a penalty.
6.00: Beauden Barrett takes the kick and slots it. The scores are level.
8.00: The Hurricanes turn the ball over and James Marshall slips straight through the Highlanders defence. He is just caught and passes to the support who lose the ball. The Highlanders get the ball and try to kick but James Marshall charges the ball down and chases it. He gets to the ball at the tryline with two Highlanders. We go to the TMO to check what happened. Knock on so the Highlanders have a 5m defensive scrum.
10.00: Ben May concedes a penalty at the scrum so Slade clears the ball away.
12.00: Another penalty for a high tackle. Barrett takes the shot and nails it. Hurricanes lead.
15.00: The Highlanders attack from loose play in their 22. Colin Slade starts the move and passes to Hosea Gear who passes to Tony Woodcock who passes to Mose Tuiali’i who scores. TRY ! Team try.
16.00: Colin Slade slots the conversion and the Highlanders lead.
18.00: Colin Slade makes a break and chips ahead, TJ Peranara fails to gather the ball and Tamati Ellison gets it and scores. TRY!
19.00: Slade again slots the conversion.
23.00: Penalty to the Highlanders. Slade takes the shot on the 22 m line. He nails it.
26.00: The Highlanders can’t do anything wrong here. They set up a maul and Elliot Dixon breaks free from the ball and he passes to Aaron Smith who goes over for the third Highlanders TRY!
27.00: Colin Slade adds the conversion.
32.00: The Highlanders have a line out but the Hurricanes steal the ball and start their attack on the half way line. The Highlanders hold them out for the first 5 phases.
33.00: The Hurricanes get through the Highlanders defence and they get to the Highlanders tryline, Barett goes for the line but he can’t get it down. They do however have a penalty for offside.
35.00: The Hurricanes choose the scrum but they struggle to complete the scrum and it gets reset.
36.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and start going through the phases on the Highlanders 5m line. They win another penalty and run it. Eventually they slip over and score. Ash Dixon goes over for the TRY but we have to check with the TMO. It’s good. He just got the ball on the line.
37.00: Barrett slots the conversion.
39.00: The Highlanders set up a line out in the Hurricanes 22 but they infringe so the Hurricanes get a penalty and clear the ball.
40.00: The Highlanders have a scrum as the siren sounds. They spin the ball wide out to Kade Poki who shoves off one tackle and puts on his jet shoes and flies down the wing and scores. TRY! Bonus point.
41.00: Slade takes the conversion kick but misses. It’s half time.
The half time score was Hurricanes 13 Highlanders 32
The Hurricanes kick off and the second half is underway.
43.00; Colin Slade and Matt Proctor both

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