Brumbies

Highlanders 3 Waratahs 20

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Both sides are coming off the bye but the teams have had with vastly different form. The Crusaders draw against the Force has given the Waratahs a sniff of a home semi final so they will be going all out to get the 5 points needed to get ahead of the Crusaders.


The Highlanders are playing for pride now and they will need big games from Jimmy Cowan and Anton Oliver.


Almost Live match summary



Referee -Mark Lawrence


Conditions -Not Good, raining intermittently


Time: 0.00
The match is now underway
2.00
Highlanders start off well
Mapusua kicks the ball through for the speedsters but it goes straight to Hewat
6.00
Highlanders kick through the ball is on the ground 2m from the line Hewat tries to pick it up & misses
Whitaker gets it and defends well
10.00
Neil Brew makes a great break but no one is with him
It ends with a free kick for the Waratahs
12.00
The Highlanders continue to play the grubber it seems to pay off every time
18.00
The score is still 0-0 but its the Highlanders who are more on attack
23.00
Still no score and the Waratahs have not even been in the Highlanders 25
25.00
The Waratahs get a penalty and the go for the line out
This is the 1st time the Tahs have been in the Highlanders 25
Rain comes down heavily now
27.00
The Waratahs are awarded a penalty in front of the posts
Hewat gets it
Highlanders 0 Waratahs 3
34.00
The Highlanders are now awarded a penalty and Ben Blair gets it
Highlanders 3 Waratahs 3
36.00
The Waratahs are immediately awarded another penalty in front of the posts
Again Hewat gets it
Highlanders 3 Waratahs 6
38.00
Amazingly Hewat kicks the ball for the line, Donnelly fumbles, Turinui pounces, its a try
Hewat gets the conversion from the corner
Highlanders 3 Waratahs 13
The Hooter goes its half time

Score – Highlanders 3 Waratahs 13

43.00
Sam Norton-Knight gets the Waratahs off to a dream start with a try
Hewat converts
Highlanders 3 Waratahs 20
48.00
Rogers tries the drop kick but misses
52.00
Good forward pressure gets the Highlanders over the line – we go upstairs
No try – lost forward
56.00
Waratahs swing the ball wide to Sailor and Hewat goes over but loses the ball as he puts it down
61.00
Highlanders get a lineout 5m from the Tahs line
The forwards push for the line but dont go over
64.00
The Highlanders keep hammering away at the line (15 phases)
The Highlanders eventually lose the ball forward in the tackle – great Waratahs defence
67.00
Rogers is subbed
74.00
The Waratahs defence is outstanding as the Highlanders continue to press at the Tahs defence.
Lots of kicking now as each side trade their kicks but none find touch
So far there has been 80 kicks in play (Tahs 50)
76.00
Highlanders scrum 5m from the line – Highlanders attack but come away with nothing
78.00
Another 5m scrum but it amounts to nothing for the Highlanders
80.00
The Whistle goes to end the match.


Final Score Highlanders 3 Waratahs 20


Scorers


Highlanders


Tries

Conversions

Penalties
Blair

Drop goals



Waratahs


Tries
Turinui
Norton-Knight

Conversions
Hewat 2

Penalties
Hewat 2

Drop goals


Teams


Highlanders:


15 Ben Blair, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Neil Brew, 12 Seilala Mapusua, 11 Richard Kahui, 10 Callum Bruce, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Craig Newby, 7 Josh Blackie, 6 Hale T-Pole, 5 Filipo Levi, 4 Tom Donnelly, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Anton Oliver (c), 1 Clarke Dermody.


Reserves: 16 Jason Macdonald, 17 Chris King 18 Kane Thompson, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Ryan Bambry, 22 Roy Kinikinilau.


Waratahs:


15 Peter Hewat, 14 Wendell Sailor, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Sam Norton-Knight, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Mat Rogers, 9 Chris Whitaker (c), 8 David Lyons, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Daniel Vickerman, 4 Alex Kanaar, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Benn Robinson.


Reserves: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Matt Dunning, 18 Will Caldwell, 19 Stephen Hoiles, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Shaun Berne.

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