The Hurricanes have won the last two Super Rugby matches between them and the Highlanders including their 19-23 victory in Dunedin earlier this year.
We are waiting for the kick off.
The match is underway.
3.00: The Highlanders are awarded an early penalty. Coline Sale takes the sht and nails it.
5.00: The Highlanders win a line out and they pass to Slade who kicks up field. The Hurricanes catch the ball and run it until there is a high tackle and a penalty.
6.00: Beauden Barrett takes the kick and slots it. The scores are level.
8.00: The Hurricanes turn the ball over and James Marshall slips straight through the Highlanders defence. He is just caught and passes to the support who lose the ball. The Highlanders get the ball and try to kick but James Marshall charges the ball down and chases it. He gets to the ball at the tryline with two Highlanders. We go to the TMO to check what happened. Knock on so the Highlanders have a 5m defensive scrum.
10.00: Ben May concedes a penalty at the scrum so Slade clears the ball away.
12.00: Another penalty for a high tackle. Barrett takes the shot and nails it. Hurricanes lead.
15.00: The Highlanders attack from loose play in their 22. Colin Slade starts the move and passes to Hosea Gear who passes to Tony Woodcock who passes to Mose Tuiali'i who scores. TRY ! Team try.
16.00: Colin Slade slots the conversion and the Highlanders lead.
18.00: Colin Slade makes a break and chips ahead, TJ Peranara fails to gather the ball and Tamati Ellison gets it and scores. TRY!
19.00: Slade again slots the conversion.
23.00: Penalty to the Highlanders. Slade takes the shot on the 22 m line. He nails it.
26.00: The Highlanders can't do anything wrong here. They set up a maul and Elliot Dixon breaks free from the ball and he passes to Aaron Smith who goes over for the third Highlanders TRY!
27.00: Colin Slade adds the conversion.
32.00: The Highlanders have a line out but the Hurricanes steal the ball and start their attack on the half way line. The Highlanders hold them out for the first 5 phases.
33.00: The Hurricanes get through the Highlanders defence and they get to the Highlanders tryline, Barett goes for the line but he can't get it down. They do however have a penalty for offside.
35.00: The Hurricanes choose the scrum but they struggle to complete the scrum and it gets reset.
36.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and start going through the phases on the Highlanders 5m line. They win another penalty and run it. Eventually they slip over and score. Ash Dixon goes over for the TRY but we have to check with the TMO. It's good. He just got the ball on the line.
37.00: Barrett slots the conversion.
39.00: The Highlanders set up a line out in the Hurricanes 22 but they infringe so the Hurricanes get a penalty and clear the ball.
40.00: The Highlanders have a scrum as the siren sounds. They spin the ball wide out to Kade Poki who shoves off one tackle and puts on his jet shoes and flies down the wing and scores. TRY! Bonus point.
41.00: Slade takes the conversion kick but misses. It's half time.
The half time score was Hurricanes 13 Highlanders 32
The Hurricanes kick off and the second half is underway.
43.00; Colin Slade and Matt Proctor both go for a high ball and Slade gets a boot in the face. They both go down and Slade needs some help. Eventually he gets back up and carries on.
44.00: The Highlanders set up a line out on the Hurricanes 22. They win the line and out and set up the maul. They win a penalty.
45.00: Slade takes the penalty kick and nails it.
50.00: The Highlanders keep the Hurricanes pinned back with kicks. Ellisson kicks to Conrad Smith but he decides to run the ball. The Hurricanes go through a couple of phases and then they are in the Highlanders 22. They win a penalty and take the quick tap.
51.00: Another penalty to the Hurricanes. They run it. Highlanders handling errors 1 Hurricanes 11.
52.00: The Hurricanes continue to bash away at the Highlanders but they can't get through. The Hurricanes win another penalty but this time Aaron Smith is shown a yellow card. The Hurricanes run the ball again. Highlanders knock on.
54.00: The Hurricanes continue to bang away at the Highlanders line and then they run out of numbers and Ben Franks goes over in the corner. TRY
55.00: Barrett takes the conversion kick from almost the touchline and slots it.
58.00: The Hurricanes are using the numbers as they have an extra man, Brad Shields passes to Julian Savea and he races through and scores the Hurricanes third TRY!
58.00: Barrett adds the conversion.
61.00: The Hurricanes kick ahead after a scrum and its a race between the small Kade Poki and the mountain Julian Savea and Poki just wins but he carries the ball over the line so the Hurricanes have a 5m scrum.
64.00: Hosea Gear gets the ball on the Highlanders wing only Beauden Barrett is between him and the line, Gear wrong-foots Barrett and goes in to score the fifth Highlanders TRY.
65.00: Hayden Parker adds the conversion.
67.00: The Highlanders are in again. TJ Ioane opens up the Hurricanes and passes to Elliot Dixon who races away and scores the sixth Highlanders TRY!
68.00:Parker slots the conversion.
70.00: The Highlanders have the ball and are defending their line. Andrew Hore pops up the ball up from the ground and Chris Smylie gets the ball and falls on it to score. We go to the TMO to check. It's good. Effectively an Andrew Hore own goal. Bonus point TRY.
70.00: Barrett adds the conversion.
72.00: The Hurricanes are not giving up on winning this. They run the ball and James Broadhurst gets to the line, is tackled and reaches out and scores the fifth TRY.
72.00: Barrett adds the conversion.
74.00: Bronson Murray is yellow carded so the Highlanders will finish with 14 men. Barrett slots the resulting penalty.
77.00: The Hurricanes are putting the phases together looking to stretch the Highlanders.
78.00: The ball goes dead so the Hurricanes are awarded a scrum.
79.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and attack.
80.00: The siren goes and the Highlanders win a penalty. Parker kicks the ball into touch and that is it.
The full time score is Hurricanes 44 (13) Highlanders 49 (32)
Tries - A.Dixon, B.Franks, J.Savea, C.Smylie, J.Broadhurst
Pen - B.Barrett 3
Con - B.Barrett 4
Tries - M. Tuiali'i, T. Ellison, A.Smith, K. Poki, H.Gear, E.Dixon
Pen - C.Slade 3
Con - C.Slade 3, H.Parker 2
Cards - A.Smith (yellow 53rd min), B.Murray (yellow 54th min)
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2:Richard Kelly
TMO : Glenn Newman
1. Ben Franks ,2. Ash Dixon,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. James Broadhurst,6. Faifili Levave,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito ,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Reynold Lee-Lo,13. Conrad Smith,14. Alapati Leiua,15. James Marshall
Replacements : 16. Reggie Goodes,17. John Schwalger,18. Mark Reddish,19. Brad Shields,20. Jack Lam,21. Chris Smylie,22. Matt Proctor
1. Tony Woodcock,2. Liam Coltman ,3. Ma'afu Fia ,4. Brad Thorn (c) ,5. Josh Bekhuis,6. TJ Ioane ,7. Elliot Dixon ,8. Mose Tuiali'i ,9. Aaron Smith ,10. Colin Slade ,11. Hosea Gear - vice-captain ,12. Tamati Ellison,13. Shaun Treeby ,14. Kade Poki ,15. Ben Smith
Replacements : 16. Andrew Hore (vc),17. Bronson Murray,18. Jake Paringatai ,19. Joe Wheeler ,20. Fumiaki Tanaka (12) ,21. Hayden Parker,22. Buxton Popoalii