Hurricanes beat Highlanders
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Hurricanes
have beaten the Highlanders
in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Friday.
won 23-19 after trailling 13-12 at half-time.
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.
replied with a try by wing Hosea Gear and a conversion and four penalties by flyhalf Colin Slade.
picked up four points for their victory to move to third in the New Zealand Conference
and seventh in the Overall standings
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.Teams:
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'iHurricanes:
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