Highlanders down Brumbies
Cape Town - Former Lions and Stormers flyhalf Lionel Cronjé kicked two penalties but it wasn't enough as his Brumbies side lost 15-11 to the Highlanders in a Super Rugby pre-season game in Queenstown, New Zealand on Friday.
The Highlanders opened the scoring with an early penalty, before Cronjé responded with two of his own.
Brumbies lock Sam Carter scored a try to put his team 11-9 ahead at half-time, but the hosts came out firing after the break and kicked two more penalties to grab the win.Scorers:Highlanders:
Penalties: Hayden Parker (3) Lima Sopoaga (2) Brumbies:
Tries: Sam Carter
Penalties: Lionel Cronjé (2).Teams:Highlanders:
15 Trent Renata, 14 Patrick Osborne, 13 Winston Stanley, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Richard Buckman, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Frae Wilson, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 Lee Allan, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 4 Ma'afu Fia, 2 Liam Coltman (c), 1 Craig Millar.Brumbies squad:
David Pocock (captain), Allan Alaalatoa, Fotu Auelua, Jarrad Butler, Sam Carter, Robbie Coleman, Lionel Cronje, Michael Dowsett, Matt Hawke, Conrad Hoffman, Rod Iona, Josh MannRea, Pat McCabe, Lachlan McCaffery, Leon Power, Clyde Rathbone, Siliva Siliva, Scott Sio, Andrew Smith, JP Smith, Michael Smith, Ruan Smith, Henry Speight, Tom Staniforth, Haru Tetakawa, Jack Whetton, Stephan Van der Walt.