Highlanders took the victory 35 to 12 in front of a rival like Hurricanes what He had four players from the New Zealand National Team on the court again: Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape, Asafo Aumua and Ardie Savea, who was appointed as the new captain of the set of Wellington.
Barrett was the first to support the meeting. James Lentjes he made a mistake throwing the ball back and gave him a fullback assist to open the scoring. Then, those of Dunedin took possession of the ball to take a 7-5 lead. By the end of the first half, Ngani Laumape closed with a try to go to the break 12-5 up.
In the second half, Fetuli paea had to be replaced from the game due to an ankle injury that I do not know how long will keep him off the court. However, for the ensemble led by Tony brown took advantage of the game and he knew how to take advantage with four other tries. Hurricanes left a lot of free spaces in the lanes and that was where Highlanders took advantage and took the meeting.
Highlanders: 15- N. Milner-Skudder, 14- N. Punivai, 13- F. Paea, 12- P. Tomkinson, 11- J. Nareki, 10- M. Hunt, 9- A. Smith, 8- M. Mikaele -Tu’u, 7- B. Harmon, 6- S. Frizell, 5- M. Selby-Rickit, 4- J. Regan, 3- S. Tokolahi, 2- A. Dixon, 1-D. Lienert-Br.
Substitutes: 16- L. Coltman, 17- J. Hohneck, 18- J. Thwaites, 19- J. Dickson, 20- B. Evans, 21- H. Renton, 22- J. Lentjes, 23- J. Ioane, 24- T. Ben-Nicholas, 25- F. Fakatava, 26- C. Garden-Bachop, 27- M. Collins, 28- T. Umaga-Jensen, 29-S. Alaimalo.
Hurricanes: 15- J. Barrett, 14- J. Savea, 13- B. Proctor, 12- N. Laumape. 11- W. Goosen, 10- J. Garden-Bachop, 9- J. Taumateine, 8- A. Savea, 7- D. Kirifi, 6-D. Flanders, 5- S. Scrafton, 4- J. Blackwell, 3-A. Fidow, 2-A. Aumua, 1- X. Numia.
Alternates: 17- T. Thompson 18- T. Mafileo 19- T. Lomax 20- P. Rakete-Stones 21- C. Delany 22- L. Mitchell 23- V. Fifita 24- B. Iose 25- Z. Kapeli 26- T. Laubscher 27- L. Campbell 28- C. Roigard 29- O. Leger 30- D. Toala 31- V. Aso 32- S. Rayasi 33- P. Patafilo 34- L. Visinia 35- R. Love.