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    Highlanders add to Brumbies' woes

    2016-04-30 11:21

    Cape Town - The Highlanders got back to winning ways and added to the Brumbies' woes with victory in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Invercargill on Saturday.

    As it happened: Highlanders v Brumbies

    The Highlanders won 23-10 after leading 7-3 at half-time.

    The Highlanders scored two tries through flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and fullback Ben Smith. Sopoaga was also on target with two conversions and three penalties.

    The Brumbies replied with a try by hooker Josh Mann-Rea and a conversion and penalty by flyhalf Christian Leali'ifano.

    The Highlanders picked up four points for their victory and moved to third in the New Zealand Conference and fourth in the Australasian Group.

    The Brumbies left empty-handed, but remained second in the Australia Conference and sixth in the Australasian Group.

    In next weekend's Round 11 action, the Highlanders travel to Hamilton to face the Chiefs (Saturday, May 7 at 09:35 SA time), while the Brumbies host the Bulls in Canberra (Friday, May 6 at 11:45 SA time).

    Teams:

    Highlanders

    15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Jack Wilson, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Liam Squire, 7 Shane Christie (co-captain), 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown

    Substitutes: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Siosiua Halanukonuka, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Matt Faddes

    Brumbies

    15 Aidan Toua, 14 Nigel Ah Wong, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Christian Leali'ifano (captain), 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Tom Staniforth, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 John Mann-Rea, 1 Allan Alaalatoa

    Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Blake Enever, 21 Jordan Smiler, 22 Joe Powell, 23 James Dargaville

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    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

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