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    Highlanders Super Rugby champions

    2015-07-04 11:18

    Cape Town - The Highlanders have won the 2015 Super Rugby title after they upset the Hurricanes in a frantic final in Wellington.

    As it happened: Hurricanes v Highlanders

    The Highlanders won 21-14 after leading 13-5 at half-time.

    The Highlanders scored two tries by flank Elliot Dixon and wing Waisake Naholo. Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga added a conversion and two penalties. Replacement back Marty Banks landed a late drop goal.

    The Hurricanes replied with a try by centre Ma'a Nonu and three penalties by No 10 Beauden Barrett.



    15 James Marshall, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Reggie Goodes

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Rey Lee-Lo, 23 Matt Proctor


    15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Brandon Edmonds

    Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Shane Christie, 22 Fumiaki Tanaka, 23 Marty Banks

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