Live Updates: Super Rugby, Highlanders vs Hurricanes

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Highlanders 28 - 31 Hurricanes


84 min: It's over!! The lineout falls to the Hurricanes and Christie kicks it out. 

83 min: Faddes goes so close! But he is dragged out - penalty advantage and the Highlanders go for the lineout Liam Mitchell is sent to the pin for slowing the game down. 

81 min: The hooter goes. and they win another advantage. 

80 min: A huge penalty win for the Highlanders - one last chance for the men from the south and they go for touch!

78 min: The Highlanders win the ball off the lineout! But Rob Thompson throws his pass forward. 

76 min: Huge scrum from the Hurricanes and they win a penalty. 

75 min: A knock on from Perenara on his on his own 10m line. 

73 min: Canes win a free-kick to relieve the pressure. 

72 min: Great line break form Folau Fakatava and the Hurricanes are caght napping off side and the Highlander kick for the corner. 

70 min: Try saving tackle from Wes Hoosen and Tavita Li is dragged out - 22 dropout apparently.

69 min: Highlanders in a dangerous position now. 

66 min: TRY - Hurricanes, that's what happenes when this backline gets the set piece right - Beauden Barrett sets Ngani Laumape up for a try! What a try it was and they lead. Kick is good. Highlanders 28 - 31 Hurricanes. 

65 min: The Hurricanes win a free-kick at scrum time and clear the pressure. 

64 min: A knock on from the Hurricanes at the wrong time and the Highlanders will look to hit back. 

61 min: TRY - Hurricanes, Ben Lam breaks four tackles and throws the ball to Savea who flies through a gap and scores his second of the match. Kick is good. Highlanders 28 - 24 Hurricanes. 

58 min: TRY - Highlanders, off the back of the lineout and the big fellas drive over and it's James Lentjes who scores. Kick is good. Highlanders 28 - 17 Hurricanes.

57 min: Another penalty for the hosts and they go for touch. 

56 min: Great defence from the Highlanders and another counter ruck gets them a penalty. 

54 min: TRY - Highlanders, from the scrum the Highlanders win the penalty advantage but Hammington doesn't care - he picks the ball up and goes over to give the hosts the lead again. Kick is good. Highlanders 21 - 17 Hurricanes. 

50 min: What a play from the Highlanders - Ben Smith makes the break first and it's Frizell and Tavita Li who advance the ball for the Highlanders before they win a penalty - great cover tackle from Savea too. 

48 min: Great kick from Perenara and it sends Banks down field to kick it back. 

46 min: Highlanders are knocking on the door here, great defence from the Hurricanes. 

44 min: Penalty kick from the Hurricanes gets them in the lead. Highlanders 14 -17 Hurricanes. 

41 min: Second half is underway. 

Half-time - great half of rugby from both sides - take a rest and we will be back for the second half.

40 min: TRY - Hurricanes, yes that's right - against the run Tavita Li tries to throw an offload but it goes to the hands of Ardie Savea who goes 70 metres to score. Kick is good. Highlander 14 - 14 Hurricanes. 

38 min: Great work after a Banks bomb as the Highlanders' counter attack makes a turnover. 

37 min: Another throw won against for the Highlanders - the Canes lineout is in all sorts. 

35 min: The throw goes to the Highlanders and within the blink of an eye the hosts have the ball in the other end of the field - but a knock on from the Highlanders ends their attack. 

34 min: The Hurricanes set up with a good backline move - the Highlanders do very well in defence but give away another penalty - kick for touch again.

31 min: Canes win a penalty and have kicked to the corner, the throw isn't straight and the Highlanders win the scrum. 

31 min: Hammington is having a great game - kicking well and setting up his backs. 

29 min: TRY - Highlanders, off the lineout the home side drives it and Ash Dixon goes over for the try. Kick is good - Highlanders 14 - 7 Hurricanes. 

28 min: Highlanders win a penalty and Banks kicks the ball for touch. 

25 min: Very good play from Hammington who finds touch after some great rugby - Chase Tiatia and Jordie Barrett link for the Canes there before a knock on from the fullback. 

22 min: TRY - Hurricanes, the visitors hit straight back through the halfback - Jordie Barrett sets up the men in yellow and it's all locked up. Kick is good. Highlanders 7 - 7 Hurricanes. 

19 min: TRY - Highlanders, he's too big, he's too strong and Shannon Frizell has scored the opener off the back of some solid consistant rugby which was rewarded for the hosts. Kick is good. Highlanders 7 - 0 Hurricanes. 

16 min: The Hurricanes are offside and the Highlanders win a penalty - they kick for goal. Great work from Luke Whitelock. 

15 min: Tidy rugby from the Highlanders and Faddes traps the visitors in their own 22 and Perenara can only kick it out. 

13 min: The Highlanders enjoy some time on the ball, before Hammington kicks it away. 

11 min: Knock on from Reed Prinsep ends a great passage for the Hurricanes - credit to the Highlander defence for keeping them out. 

10 min: A little grubber in behind from Perenara and the Highlanders can't clear. 5metre scrum - Canes feed coming. 

8 min: The Canes take the scrum and go backwards but manage to win another penalty. 

7 min: Penalty won by the Hurricanes and it gives everyone a chance to take a breather - what a start. 

5 min: Hurricanes looking dangerous with ball in hand - guilty of overplaying. 

5 min: It's been an exciting start here in Dunedin. Both teams look up to it. 

3 min: Ardie Savea wins a penalty for the Canes and Ben Lam is away!! But his pass doesn't go to hand - great work from the All Black duo. 

2 min: Great start from the Highlanders but they lose the ball - ref calls it a Hurricanes knock on. Landers scrum in a good position. 

1 min: Kickoff here at Forsyth Barr - it's all on for the NZ Derby. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes. 

Both sides lost their last outings, the Hurricanes going down to the Crusaders 32-8 last weekend.

The Highlanders lost a fortnight ago against the Blues at Eden Park - losing 33-26. 

Pre-game chat: Jordie Barrett shifts to centre for Hurricanes vs Highlanders

Jordie Barrett has shifted to the midfield for the Hurricanes Super Rugby derby against the Highlanders.

Coming off a comprehensive loss at the hands of the Crusaders, coach John Plumtree hasn't pushed the panic button, deciding against wholesale changes.

Barrett's been named at centre for the all-New Zealand clash, with Matt Proctor shifting to the bench, meaning a 30th Hurricanes appearance for winger Wes Goosen.

The impressive Kane Le'aupepe has earned a start at lock after standing out in a short appearance off the bench against the Crusaders in his debut.

The bench stays largely the same with the exception being the reserve halfback's spot with Finlay Christie replacing Richard Judd.

TJ Perenara retains the captaincy with Dane Coles ruled out for a second week with a minor calf injury.

"While we were disappointed with the result against the Crusaders the coaching group still found some positives in how we played, especially the way we performed up front," Plumtree said.

"The challenge for us now is to get the rest of our game to where it needs to be against what will be a really motivated Highlanders team who will be desperate to play well in front of their home fans."

TAB Odds: Highlanders  $2.31    Hurricanes $1.59

Highlanders: 1-Ayden Johnstone, 2-Liam Coltman, 3-Tyrel Lomax, 4-Josh Dickson, 5-Tom Franklin, 6-Shannon Frizell, 7-James Lentjes, 8-Luke Whitelock (cc), 9-Kayne Hammington, 10-Marty Banks, 11-Tevita Li, 12-Teihorangi Walden, 13-Richard Buckman, 14-Matt Faddes, 15-Ben Smith (cc)

Reserves: 16-Ash Dixon, 17-Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18-Siate Tokolahi, 19-Jackson Hemopo, 20-Elliot Dixon, 21-Folau Fakatava, 22-Josh Ioane, 23-Rob Thompson

Hurricanes: 1-Fraser Armstrong, 2-Ricky Riccitelli, 3-Ben May, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Kane Le'aupepe, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-TJ Perenara (c), 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Ben Lam, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Jordie Barrett, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Chase Tiatia

Reserves: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17-Chris Eves, 18-Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 19-Liam Mitchell, 20-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 21-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 22-Finlay Christie, 23-Matt Proctor

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