Highlanders overcome Blues

    2015-04-18 11:19

    Dunedin - The Highlanders have beaten the Blues 30-24 in their Super Rugby clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.

    The Highlanders scored three quick tries and led 24-0 at half-time but only had two Lima Sopoaga penalties to boost their total in the second half as the Blues gathered strength.

    The Highlanders improved their season to six wins from eight games while the Blues slumped to their eighth loss from nine outings.

    The Highlanders remain fifth on the table and in contention for the playoffs while the Blues are effectively out of the running in 13th place.


    Highlanders - Tries: Malakai Fekitoa (2), Waisake Naholo. Conversions: Lima Sopoaga (3). Penalties: Sopoaga (3)

    Blues - Try: George Moala, Patrick Tuipulotu, Keven Mealamu (2). Conversions: Daniel Bowden, Ihaia West.

    Referee: Chris Pollock (NZL)



    15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jason Emery, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames

    Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Richard Buckman


    15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 George Moala/Francis Saili, 11 Melani Nanai/Tevita Li, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jerome Kaino (captain), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Angus Ta'avao, 2 James Parsons, 1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi

    Substitutes: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Tony Woodcock/Sam Prattley, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jimmy Cowan, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Francis Saili/Hamish Northcott

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