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    Chiefs hold off Highlanders

    2013-03-22 10:22

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Super Rugby defending champion Chiefs have beaten the Highlanders in their all-New Zealand derby in Hamilton on Friday.

    The Chiefs won 19-7 after leading 13-7 at half-time.

    The Chiefs scored a try through centre Tim Nanai-Williams, while fullback Gareth Anscombe added the conversion as well as four penalties.

    The Highlanders replied with a try by scrumhalf Aaron Smith and a conversion by flyhalf Colin Slade.

    The Chiefs picked up four points for their victory to cement their spot atop the New Zealand Conference.

    The Highlanders left empty-handed and remained bottom of both the NZ Conference and Overall standings.

    In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Chiefs host the Blues in Mount Maunganui (Saturday, March 30 at 08:35), while the Highlanders welcome the Reds to Dunedin (Friday, March 29 at 08:35).



    15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Lelia Masaga, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Nick Crosswell, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Michael Fitzgerald, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu

    Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshal, 17 Ben Afeaki, 18 Romana Graham, 19 Tanerau Latimer, 20 August Pulu, 21 Charlie Ngatai, 22 Richard Kahui


    15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 John Hardie, 6 Jarrad Hoeata, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn (captain), 3 Chris King, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Tony Woodcock.

    Substitutes: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Joe Wheeler, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Frae Wilson, 21 Lima Sopoaga, 22 Phil Burleigh

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