Hurricanes beat Highlanders

    2013-03-15 10:18

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Hurricanes have beaten the Highlanders in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Friday.

    The Hurricanes won 23-19 after trailling 13-12 at half-time.

    The Hurricanes scored three tries through centre Conrad Smith, prop Ben Franks and scrumhalf TJ Perenara. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett was on target with a conversion and two penalties.

    The Highlanders replied with a try by wing Hosea Gear and a conversion and four penalties by flyhalf Colin Slade.

    The Hurricanes picked up four points for their victory to move to third in the New Zealand Conference and seventh in the Overall standings.

    The Highlanders picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed bottom of both the NZ Conference and Overall log.

    In next weekend's Round 6 action, the Hurricanes will enjoy a bye, while the Highlanders travel to Hamilton to face the Chiefs.



    15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 John Hardie, 6 Joe Wheeler, 5 Jarrad Hoeata, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore (captain), 1 Tony Woodcock

    Substitutes: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Ma'afu Fia, 18 Jake Paringatai, 19 TJ Ioane, 20 Fumiaki Tanaka, 21 Lima Sopoaga, 22 Buxton Popoali'i


    15 James Marshall, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu’u, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Andre Taylor

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