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The Highlanders and Chiefs did battle in Super Rugby at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin at 08:35 SA Time (06:35 GMT, 19:35 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & CSN on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Lima Sapoaga (2)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Ben Smith (1), Hosea Gear (1), Kade Poki (1)
  • Conversions – Lima Sapoaga (3)


  • Penalties – Gareth Anscombe (5)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Tim Nanai-Williams (2), Patrick Osborne (1), Asaeli Tikoirotuma (1)
  • Conversions – Gareth Anscombe (3)


Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Phil Burleigh, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear (Captain), 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 John Hardie, 6 Joe Wheeler, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Brayden Mitchell, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Elliot Dixon, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Fumiaki Tanaka, 21 Hayden Parker, 22 Buxton Popoali’i.

Chiefs: 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Patrick Osborne, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (Captain), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Ben Tameifuna, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Tanerau Latimer, 20 Augustine Pulu, 21 Charlie Ngatai, 22 Lelia Masaga.

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Kane McBride (New Zealand)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

165 Responses to Super Rugby: Highlanders vs Chiefs – Live Game Article

  • 151

    145 @ Pietman:
    hahahaha. Piet, I normally put my pickes in on a Monday never wait until the teams are announced. This time I waited and wanted to hear what the guys on Reunion had to say. Should have just put my picks in on Monday. I was going with Chiefs then after watching that show changed my mind….. :roll:

  • 152

    Chiefs en Brumbies die spanne om dop te hou na 3 wedstryde.

    Na die naweek sal ons sien watter spanne steek saam hulle hande op.

  • 153

    Well done Chiefs and also well done Landers. That was a brilliant game of rugby to watch.

  • 154

    151 @ Puma:
    pickes = picks… :roll:

  • 155

    Ball in hand, both teams brilliant. Our SA teams not in that mode yet, I fear, we still too dead set on attacking with kicks.

  • 156

    Dit is die een probleem van hardloop rugby, groot risiko vir turnovers en drie soos die Chiefs s’n, iewers ‘n balans tussen aanval en verdediging kry, tussen risikos vat en veilig speel.

  • 157

    150 @ Pietman:

    That all it was Piet, that bad pass that lead to the Chiefs run away try let the rot set in for Landers. Pity as it was a brilliant game to watch this. One of the best I would say. Enjoyed it plenty.

  • 158

    see that kallis is out with an injury

  • 159

    @ Puma:

    NZ and Oz derbies always difficult to predict at the beginning of the tournament though.

    But now for Jake’s boys…..I can just imagine old Skoppie’s agony there on Voldy when Jake White turns it on with the Brumbies, lol!!!!

  • 160

    155 @ Pietman:
    100% correct Piet. As I watched this game thought if that was us we would be seeing kicking back and forward the whole time. We have to adapt to this style. Hoping to see this sort of game against Sharks and Cheetahs tomorrow afternoon. Doubt it will be of this quality but think we will both keep ball in hand. Tonights game I fear we will see more of the traditional saffa style kicking for territory as both Bulls and Stormers play that style. I am hoping Stormers with Elton, Groom and Taute play a more attacking style. We will see tonight.

  • 161

    Fark, we’re busy here today… 3 Super Rugby Games Live, 1 Cricket game Live…

    Fellas, over to the new Live Game Article…

  • 162

    159 @ Pietman:
    I am supporting Jakes team this year. Well most definitely not against any Saffa team at all, just hoping to see him do well with the Brumbies much like he done last year. I think he will do even better with them this year. Ja, let them say what they like about Jake he was and still is a very fine coach. One of our best and he is now coaching in Oz and that is a shame we let him go. Good luck to him though he is doing superb over there.

  • 163

    161 @ grootblousmile:
    Okay see everyone on the Brumbies/Rebs live article.

  • 164

    JC Van Rensburg prop on the lions and capt has signed to play in France

  • 165

    164 @ Sharks_forever:
    Well that is a shame. Only saw this now. Then why did Sharks not try and sign him for this year at least, if he was going to go overseas anyhow? Thought he was staying with Lions because they were loyal to him? Huge loss to SA rugby I feel.


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