Super Rugby Pacific
Highlanders vs Blues

Highlanders
29
vs
37
Blues
  • Time Fri, Mar 1, 2024, 7:00 AM
  • Location AAMI Park
  • Referee Angus Gardner
Highlanders
Highlanders
Blues
Blues
  • Faleafaga80'
  • Tavatavanawai62'
  • Patchell25'
  • Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens10'
  • Withy1'
Tries
  • Sotutu67'
  • Tele'a42'
  • Sotutu42'
  • Funaki36'
  • Sotutu6'
  • Faleafaga82'
  • Gilbert63'
Conversions
  • Perofeta43'
  • Perofeta42'
  • Perofeta37'
    Penalty Goals
    • Perofeta52'
    • Perofeta19'
    Highlanders
    Highlanders
    Blues
    Blues
    Attack
    5Tries5
    285Metres519
    85Carries170
    19Defenders Beaten27
    2Clean Breaks6
    95Passes210
    4Offloads12
    12Turnovers Conceded17
    Defence
    237Tackles108
    27Missed Tackles19
    7Turnovers Won6
    Kicking
    18Kicks in Play20
    2/5Conversions3/5
    0/1Penalty Goals2/2
    N/ADrop GoalsN/A
    Breakdown
    65Rucks Won136
    3Rucks Lost2
    95%Rucks Success Rate98%
    5Mauls Won4
    Set Plays
    12Lineouts Won14
    3Lineouts Lost0
    80%Lineouts Success Rate100%
    5Scrums Won4
    0Scrums Lost0
    100%Scrums Success Rate100%
    Discipline
    8Penalties Conceded11
    0Red Cards0
    1Yellow Cards1
    Highlanders
    Highlanders
    Blues
    Blues
    Ethan de Groot
    1Ethan de Groot
    Ofa Tu'ungafasi
    1Ofa Tu'ungafasi
    Henry Bell
    2Henry Bell
    Ricky Riccitelli
    2Ricky Riccitelli
    Jermaine Ainsley
    3Jermaine Ainsley
    Marcel Renata
    3Marcel Renata
    Pari Pari Parkinson
    4Pari Pari Parkinson
    Laghlan McWhannell
    4Laghlan McWhannell
    Max Hicks
    5Max Hicks
    Sam Darry
    5Sam Darry
    Sean Withy
    6Sean Withy
    Akira Ioane
    6Akira Ioane
    Billy Harmon
    7Billy Harmon
    Dalton Papali'i
    7Dalton Papali'i
    Hugh Renton
    8Hugh Renton
    Hoskins Sotutu
    8Hoskins Sotutu
    Folau Fakatava
    9Folau Fakatava
    Taufa Funaki
    9Taufa Funaki
    Rhys Patchell
    10Rhys Patchell
    Stephen Perofeta
    10Stephen Perofeta
    Jona Nareki
    11Jona Nareki
    Caleb Clarke
    11Caleb Clarke
    Sam Gilbert
    12Sam Gilbert
    Bryce Heem
    12Bryce Heem
    Tanielu Tele'a
    13Tanielu Tele'a
    AJ Lam
    13AJ Lam
    Timoci Tavatavanawai
    14Timoci Tavatavanawai
    Mark Tele'a
    14Mark Tele'a
    Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens
    15Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens
    Zarn Sullivan
    15Zarn Sullivan
    Substitutes
    Ricky Jackson
    16Ricky Jackson
    Soane Vikena
    16Soane Vikena
    Dan Lienert-Brown
    17Dan Lienert-Brown
    Josh Fusitu'a
    17Josh Fusitu'a
    Saula Ma'u
    18Saula Ma'u
    Angus Ta'avao
    18Angus Ta'avao
    Fabian Holland
    19Fabian Holland
    Josh Beehre
    19Josh Beehre
    Nikora Broughton
    20Nikora Broughton
    Adrian Choat
    20Adrian Choat
    Nathan Hastie
    21Nathan Hastie
    Sam Nock
    21Sam Nock
    Ajay Faleafaga
    22Ajay Faleafaga
    Harry Plummer
    22Harry Plummer
    Jonah Lowe
    23Jonah Lowe
    Cole Forbes
    23Cole Forbes
    Coaches
    Clarke Dermody
    Vern Cotter
    82End Of Second HalfIt's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.
    82Conversion - KickedAjay Faleafaga converts the try.
    80Try - From kickAjay Faleafaga gathers the kick to score the try for Highlanders.
    80Clean BreakThis is dangerous for the defence as Ajay Faleafaga bursts through to advance the Highlanders attack.
    80Try AssistRhys Patchell sets up the try.
    79Yellow cardSam Nock (Blues) is shown a yellow card
    76Substitution onCole Forbes comes on.
    76Substitution offZarn Sullivan comes off.
    74Substitution onBlues decide to make a substitution, with Soane Vikena getting some game time.
    74Substitution offBlues decide to make a substitution, with Ricky Riccitelli being replaced.
    69Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Ajay Faleafaga coming on.
    69Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Tanielu Tele'a coming off.
    68Conversion - Missed LeftStephen Perofeta curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.
    67Try - Close rangeHoskins Sotutu scores the try from close range.
    67Try AssistSam Nock sets up the try.
    64Clean BreakThe defensive line has been broken as Josh Fusitu'a goes through the gap.
    63Substitution onBlues sub Adrian Choat comes onto the field.
    63Substitution offLaghlan McWhannell departs for Blues.
    63Conversion - KickedThe Highlanders supporters go wild as Sam Gilbert successfully kicks the conversion.
    62Try - Passing MoveGreat hands by Highlanders leads to a try for Timoci Tavatavanawai
    62Try AssistSpellbinding play by Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens is finished off with a try.
    59Substitution onJonah Lowe comes on for Highlanders.
    59Substitution offJona Nareki leaves the field.
    52Substitution onNathan Hastie comes on.
    52Substitution offFolau Fakatava comes off.
    52Substitution onAngus Ta'avao comes on.
    52Substitution offMarcel Renata comes off.
    52Penalty Goal - KickedStephen Perofeta does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.
    48Clean BreakStephen Perofeta makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    47Substitution onBlues decide to make a substitution, with Sam Nock getting some game time.
    47Substitution offBlues decide to make a substitution, with Taufa Funaki being replaced.
    44Substitution onBlues make a substitution with Harry Plummer coming on.
    44Substitution offBlues make a substitution with Bryce Heem coming off.
    43Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Ricky Jackson coming on.
    43Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Henry Bell coming off.
    43Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Dan Lienert-Brown coming on.
    43Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Ethan de Groot coming off.
    43Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Saula Ma'u coming on.
    43Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Jermaine Ainsley coming off.
    43Conversion - KickedStephen Perofeta adds the two points for Blues.
    42Try - Close rangeThe defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Hoskins Sotutu dots the ball down from close range.
    41Clean BreakBryce Heem makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
    41Clean BreakFabulous play by Blues has led to Mark Tele'a being able to wriggle through a gap.
    40Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Nikora Broughton coming on.
    40Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Hugh Renton coming off.
    40Substitution onBlues sub Josh Fusitu'a comes onto the field.
    40Substitution offOfa Tu'ungafasi departs for Blues.
    40Start Of Second HalfThe second half kicks off.
    42End Of First HalfThe half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.
    42Conversion - KickedStephen Perofeta adds the two points for Blues.
    42Try - Close rangeThe defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Mark Tele'a dots the ball down from close range.
    40Yellow cardJacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens (Highlanders) is shown a yellow card
    40Clean BreakFabulous play by Blues has led to Stephen Perofeta being able to wriggle through a gap.
    37Conversion - KickedStephen Perofeta does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.
    36Try - Close rangeThe pick and go results in a try for Blues as Taufa Funaki goes over.
    36Try AssistThat's a great try assist by Hoskins Sotutu.
    34Substitution onFabian Holland comes on for Highlanders.
    34Substitution offPari Pari Parkinson leaves the field.
    33Penalty Goal - Missed RightRhys Patchell has penalty kick attempt at goal but pushes it to the right hand side of the posts.
    26Conversion - Hit Right PostSam Gilbert takes the conversion but it hits the upright and bounces away, kick unsuccessful.
    25Try - From kickRhys Patchell gathers the kick to score the try for Highlanders.
    25Try AssistFolau Fakatava played a key part in that try.
    19Penalty Goal - KickedStephen Perofeta does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.
    13Clean BreakA gap opened in the defence and AJ Lam took full advantage.
    11Conversion - Missed RightSam Gilbert has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.
    10Try - Passing MoveA series of passes by Highlanders results in a try for Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens
    10Try AssistJona Nareki played a key part in that try.
    10Clean BreakA gap opened in the defence and Jona Nareki took full advantage.
    7Substitution onJosh Beehre comes on for Blues.
    7Substitution offSam Darry leaves the field.
    7Conversion - Hit Right PostStephen Perofeta hits the right post with the conversion, failing to add the two points.
    6Try - Close rangeBlues are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Hoskins Sotutu touching down.
    6Try AssistThat's a great try assist by Taufa Funaki.
    2Conversion - Missed LeftSam Gilbert has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
    1Try - Passing MoveGreat hands by Highlanders leads to a try for Sean Withy
    1Try AssistFolau Fakatava sets up the try.
    0Start Of First HalfWe are underway as the referee blows their whistle.