SR Trans-Tasman: Highlanders owned the match against Rebels in Sydney

SR Trans-Tasman: Highlanders owned the match against Rebels in Sydney

The hegemony of the New Zealand teams came to an end. Reds, the champion of Super Rugby Australia, was the one who was in charge of cutting the streak of 15 losses in duels between teams from both sides of the Tasman Sea by beating Chiefs. The last triumph dates from 2020 in the old Super Rugby and is from Rebels when they beat Highlanders 28-22, the year in which the pandemic brought it to an abrupt end. The other matches of the 3rd round of Super Rugby Trans Tasman were left for the Kiwi teams with victories for Crusaderes, Blues and Hurricanes.

East Sunday they completed the Highlanders date against Rebels. The visitors had Lucio Sordoni in the bench of substitutes. The 3rd date of the Super Rugby Trans Tasman It began Friday with a resounding victory by Hurricanes over Force 43-6. In the Australian team, Tomás Cubelli, Domingo Miotti and Santiago Medrano were the starters.


With locality in Sydney for a health issue, Highlanders did not shrink and prevailed over Rebels by 42 to 27. From the start, the New Zealanders showed their power and surpassed their rival in the scored with the tries of Michael Collins (2 ‘) and Sio Tomkinson (15 ‘), both converted by Mitch Hunt. Subsequently, the Melbourne team regained ground with the conquests of Marika Koroibete (27 ‘) and Cabous Eloff (39’) to go down at halftime by just 14-12. In addition, the Dunedin men came out determined to stay with the victory and they made it clear through the ingoal arrivals of Josh Dickson (52 ‘), Jona Nareki (56’), Billy Harmon (79 ‘) and a penalty try at 48 ‘. There was little that Rebels could do, which counted on the Argentine Lucio Sordoni in the second half, with Koroibete (77 ‘) and Matt Gibbon (61’) off.

The champions leave no doubt at every step they take in the tournament and this time they went to the outskirts of Sydney to whip the irregular Waratahs 54-28. He scored 7 tries for all tastes through Mitchell Drummond, Codie Taylor, Sevu Reece, Dallas McLeod, Scott Barrett, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Bryn Hall and Will Jordan. Richie Mo’unga signed all 7 conversions. For the Australians, Jack Maddocks, Izaia Perese and Alex Newsome arrived. Will Harrison made 2 conversions and 3 penalties.

BLUES 38-10 BRUMBIES (Saturday)
One of the leaders of the tournament with an ideal score who continues to show his good present. Those from Auckland made a difference from the last try in the first half. Until then, Canberra played a one-on-one match, but in the second half the biggest differences were marked. With tries from Kurt Eklund, Finlay Christie, Bryce Heem, AJ Lam and TJ Faiane, the Blues got the bonus point. Otere Blackcon contributed 4 conversions and 1 penalty and Harry Plummer, with a conversion, rounded off the victory. Brumbies’ points came from a Connal Mcinerney win and Noah Lolesio’s conversion and penalty.

REDS 40-34 CHIEFS (Saturday)
He broke the curse that Australian teams had by facing the New Zealanders and with a great game where he managed to showcase the rugby that led him to be champion of SR Australia. Damian McKenzie’s expulsion for a high tackle at 22 minutes into the game was decisive for the win. The winning tries came through Isaac Henry (2), Suliasi Vunivalu, Feao Fotuaika, Filipo Daugunu and a penalty try. James O’Connor did his thing with 4 conversions. For those of Hamilton they scored in the Ingoal Pita-Gus Sowakula, Tupou Vaa’i, Reuben O’Neill, Bailyn Sullivan and Xavier Roe. McKenzie on the court added a penalty and then Kaleb Trask took the post that made 3 conversions.

With a convincing performance, the New Zealand team was far superior to its rival, where Medrano, Cubeli and Miotti started. The Tucumán opening added the two penalties, which curiously were the first six points of the match. From there, there was only one team on the court. The break occurred in the 13th minute, when Force had a very bad throw from the line, the ball was lost and was picked up by Asafo Aumua, who with an impressive run flew to the try. Then came the conquests of Salesi Rayasi on two occasions, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Wes Goosen, Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett. The latter also added four conversions.

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