Highlanders add to Brumbies' woes
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
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).
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
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