Super Rugby Aotearoa
Highlanders vs Blues

Highlanders
35
vs
29
Blues
  • Time Fri, 16/04/2021, 07:05 am
  • Location Forsyth Barr Stadium
  • Referee Brendon Pickerill
Highlanders
Highlanders
Blues
Blues
  • Collins74
  • Nareki57
  • Punivai40+1
  • Ioane24
  • Himeno14
Tries
  • Sotutu79
  • Laulala69
  • Ioane32
  • Ruru5
  • Ioane40+2
  • Ioane16
Conversions
  • Black70
  • Black33
  • Black6
  • Hunt67
  • Ioane11
Penalty Goals
  • Black37
Highlanders
Highlanders
Blues
Blues
Attack
5Tries4
327Metres454
105Carries125
10Defenders Beaten28
7Clean Breaks9
141Passes149
4Offloads12
7Turnovers Conceded13
Defence
143Tackles106
28Missed Tackles10
12Turnovers Won5
Kicking
29Kicks in Play20
2/5Conversions3/4
2/2Penalty Goals1/1
N/ADrop GoalsN/A
Breakdown
80Rucks Won84
2Rucks Lost7
97%Rucks Success Rate92%
2Mauls Won8
Set Plays
10Lineouts Won13
0Lineouts Lost0
100%Lineouts Success Rate100%
7Scrums Won5
1Scrums Lost0
87%Scrums Success Rate100%
Discipline
10Penalties Conceded12
0Red Cards1
0Yellow Cards1
Highlanders
Highlanders
Blues
Blues
Ayden Johnstone1Ayden Johnstone
Karl Tu'inukuafe1Karl Tu'inukuafe
Ash Dixon2Ash Dixon
Luteru Tolai2Luteru Tolai
Siate Tokolahi3Siate Tokolahi
Ofa Tu'ungafasi3Ofa Tu'ungafasi
Bryn Evans4Bryn Evans
Gerard Cowley-Tuioti4Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
Josh Dickson5Josh Dickson
Sam Darry5Sam Darry
Shannon Frizell6Shannon Frizell
Tom Robinson6Tom Robinson
Billy Harmon7Billy Harmon
Dalton Papali'i7Dalton Papali'i
Kazuki Himeno8Kazuki Himeno
Hoskins Sotutu8Hoskins Sotutu
Aaron Smith9Aaron Smith
Jonathan Ruru9Jonathan Ruru
Mitch Hunt10Mitch Hunt
Otere Black10Otere Black
Jona Nareki11Jona Nareki
Caleb Clarke11Caleb Clarke
Scott Gregory12Scott Gregory
TJ Faiane12TJ Faiane
Sio Tomkinson13Sio Tomkinson
Rieko Ioane13Rieko Ioane
Ngatungane Punivai14Ngatungane Punivai
Mark Telea14Mark Telea
Josh Ioane15Josh Ioane
Stephen Perofeta15Stephen Perofeta
Substitutes
Liam Coltman16Liam Coltman
Leni Apisai16Leni Apisai
Ethan De Groot17Ethan De Groot
Alex Hodgman17Alex Hodgman
Josh Hohneck18Josh Hohneck
Nepo Laulala18Nepo Laulala
Manaaki Selby-Rickit19Manaaki Selby-Rickit
Joshua Goodhue19Joshua Goodhue
Marino Mikaele-Tu'u20Marino Mikaele-Tu'u
Akira Ioane20Akira Ioane
Kayne Hammington21Kayne Hammington
Finlay Christie21Finlay Christie
Michael Collins22Michael Collins
Harry Plummer22Harry Plummer
James Lentjes23James Lentjes
Bryce Heem23Bryce Heem
Coaches
Aaron Mauger
Leon MacDonald
80+4End Of Second HalfIt's all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
80+1Player Good TacklesShannon Frizell has made 20 good tackles so far this game.
79Conversion - Missed LeftOtere Black has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
79Try - Close rangeBlues are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Hoskins Sotutu picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.
77Substitution onBlues sub Karl Tu'inukuafe comes onto the field.
77Substitution offAkira Ioane departs for Blues.
75Conversion - Missed LeftHighlanders go for goal with Mitch Hunt taking the conversion but his aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.
75Substitution onKayne Hammington comes on for Highlanders.
75Substitution offAaron Smith leaves the field.
74Try AssistMitch Hunt sets up the try.
74Try - Passing MoveIncisive passing by Highlanders is finished off by Michael Collins, as he goes over for the try.
72Red cardAlex Hodgman (Blues) is shown the red card.
71Player Good TacklesDalton Papali'i has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
71Substitution onJames Lentjes comes on.
71Substitution offBilly Harmon comes off.
71Substitution onManaaki Selby-Rickit comes on.
71Substitution offBryn Evans comes off.
70Conversion - KickedOtere Black adds the two points for Blues.
69Team Rucks WonBlues have won 80 rucks so far this game.
69Try - Close rangeNepo Laulala scores the try from close range.
68Player Good TacklesJosh Dickson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
67Substitution onBryce Heem comes on.
67Substitution offMark Telea comes off.
67Penalty Goal - KickedMitch Hunt makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
62Tackle - Try SaverTry saving tackle made by Shannon Frizell.
62Tackle - Try SaverWhat a tackle there by Ethan De Groot as he saves a certain try!.
62Player Good TacklesShannon Frizell has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
60Substitution onBlues decide to make a substitution, with Leni Apisai getting some game time.
60Substitution offBlues decide to make a substitution, with Luteru Tolai being replaced.
59Substitution onHighlanders make a substitution with Michael Collins coming on.
59Substitution offHighlanders make a substitution with Ngatungane Punivai coming off.
59Conversion - Missed LeftJosh Ioane curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.
57Clean BreakTrouble here as Jona Nareki breaches the defence.
57Try AssistMitch Hunt sets up the try.
57Try - Passing MoveSilky skills by Highlanders ends with a try for Jona Nareki.
57Player Good TacklesGerard Cowley-Tuioti has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
56Substitution onHighlanders sub Liam Coltman comes onto the field.
56Substitution offAsh Dixon departs for Highlanders.
55Team Rucks WonHighlanders have won 60 rucks so far this game.
55Clean BreakThis is dangerous for the defence as Josh Ioane bursts through to advance the Highlanders attack.
55Substitution onJoshua Goodhue comes on for Blues.
55Substitution offSam Darry leaves the field.
55Substitution onFinlay Christie comes on.
55Substitution offJonathan Ruru comes off.
52Substitution onJosh Hohneck comes on.
52Substitution offSiate Tokolahi comes off.
52Substitution onEthan De Groot comes on.
52Substitution offAyden Johnstone comes off.
51Player Good TacklesBilly Harmon has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
51Clean BreakA gap opened in the defence and Rieko Ioane took full advantage.
51Clean BreakThe defensive line has been broken as Marino Mikaele-Tu'u goes through the gap.
50Substitution onBlues decide to make a substitution, with Harry Plummer getting some game time.
50Substitution offBlues decide to make a substitution, with TJ Faiane being replaced.
50Team Rucks WonBlues have won 60 rucks so far this game.
50Clean BreakWhat a run here by Caleb Clarke as they gets over the gainline!.
49Substitution onBlues make a substitution with Nepo Laulala coming on.
49Substitution offBlues make a substitution with Ofa Tu'ungafasi coming off.
49Substitution onHighlanders sub Marino Mikaele-Tu'u comes onto the field.
49Substitution offKazuki Himeno departs for Highlanders.
49Substitution onAlex Hodgman comes on for Blues.
49Substitution offKarl Tu'inukuafe leaves the field.
44Clean BreakCaleb Clarke makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
43Player Good TacklesSio Tomkinson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
40Team Rucks WonHighlanders have won 40 rucks so far this game.
40Start Of Second HalfThe second half is underway.
40+2End Of First HalfThe half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
40+2Conversion - KickedJosh Ioane does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
40+1Clean BreakFabulous play by Highlanders has led to Ngatungane Punivai being able to wriggle through a gap.
40+1Try AssistSpellbinding play by Aaron Smith is finished off with a try.
40+1Try - Passing MoveA wonderful passing move by Highlanders is finished off by Ngatungane Punivai.
38Team Rucks WonBlues have won 40 rucks so far this game.
37Penalty Goal - KickedOtere Black kicks the penalty.
35Player Good TacklesOfa Tu'ungafasi has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
35Clean BreakTrouble here as Sam Darry breaches the defence.
34Clean BreakThis is dangerous for the defence as Gerard Cowley-Tuioti bursts through to advance the Blues attack.
33Conversion - KickedOtere Black makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
32Try AssistOtere Black played a key part in that try.
32Clean BreakA gap opened in the defence and Rieko Ioane took full advantage.
32Try - Passing MoveA series of passes by Blues results in a try for Rieko Ioane.
27Team Rucks WonBlues have won 20 rucks so far this game.
26Conversion - Missed LeftJosh Ioane has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.
24Try AssistThat's a great try assist by Mitch Hunt.
24Try - Passing MoveGreat hands by Highlanders leads to a try for Josh Ioane.
22Yellow cardHoskins Sotutu (Blues) is shown a yellow card.
16Conversion - KickedJosh Ioane converts the try.
14Try AssistMitch Hunt sets up the try.
14Team Rucks WonHighlanders have won 20 rucks so far this game.
14Try - Close rangeHighlanders are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Kazuki Himeno touching down.
11Penalty Goal - KickedJosh Ioane has kicked a penalty goal.
6Conversion - KickedOtere Black has kicked a conversion.
5Try - InterceptionJonathan Ruru intercepts the pass to race ahead and score the try for Blues.
4Clean BreakThe defensive line has been broken as TJ Faiane goes through the gap.
2Substitution onAkira Ioane comes on.
2Substitution offTom Robinson comes off.
0Start Of First HalfWe are underway as the referee blows his whistle.
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