Super Rugby 2019 live: Highlanders v Jaguares from Dunedin

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Highlanders 32 - 27 Jaguares

77 min: But the get into trouble on the maul and the Highlanders win another penalty. 

76 min: Big penalty won by the Jaguares as they look to have one more push! 

75 min: Another penalty for the Highlanders - it looks like they might just hold one here. 

72 min: The Jaguares are pushing for the win late here in Dunedin - Highlanders scrum 5 m out. 

68 min: Mistake from Sio Tomkinson as he drops the ball out - Jaguares scrum. 

67 min: The Highlanders are relentless on attack but the Jaguares defence won't give in - here come the visitors. 

63 min: A game of forceback going on here before the visitors decide to run it and they do a great job - TRY - Jaguares. Ramiro Moyano does it himself with a lovely run down the left wing. Kick is good. Highlanders 32 -27 Jaguares. 

60 min: The Landers take the three and the score goes to Highlanders 32 - 20 Jaguares. 

59 min: The Highlanders continue their charge - winning another penalty. 

56 min: Another really good attack from the Highlanders as they look to cement their lead in this game - they have the lineout on the 22. 

52 min: Penalty won by the Highlanders and they choose to kick for goal. It's good. Highlanders 29 - 20 Jaguares. 

50 min: Knock on comes from the Jaguares and the Highlanders will have a scrum on halfway. 

47 min: Jaguares gather the ball and win the penalty - really good play from the visitors.

42 min: TRY - Jaguares, really good attacking play from the visitors and it's Marcos Kremer who goes over to score. Kick is good. Highlanders 26 -20 Jaguares. 

41 min: Back underway here for the second half. 


40 min: TRY - Highlanders, far too easy for the hosts - as Liam Coltman scores off the lineout drive. Kick is good. Highlanders 26 -13 Jaguares. 

39 min: A penalty won for the Highlanders just before half time. Can they convert this into points.

35 min: TRY - Highlanders. The ball goes through everybody on the kickoff and it's Jordan Hyland who gathers the ball they spread it wide - and it's Sio Tomkinson who scores the try. Kick is good. Highlanders 19 - 13 Jaguares. 

34 min: The Jaguares win a penalty in kickable range and that's exactly what they go for. It's good. Highlanders 12 - 13 Jaguares. 

30 min: TRY - Highlanders, Aaron Smith with a show and go and goes through the line - he finds Thompson who gives an inside ball to Matt Faddes who scores. Kick is good. Highlanders 12 -10 Jaguares. 

28 min: They win a penalty and will kick for the points - it's good. Highlanders 5 -10 Jaguares. 

26 min: The Jaguares start off well as they break through the line and work the ball closer to the try line. 

23 min: TRY - Highlanders, well worked try from the hosts as Josh Ioane works the ball well through the defensive line and could go himself to score but passes to James Lentjes who scores. Kick is wide. Highlanders 5 - 7 Jaguares. 

21 min: Turnover from the Jaguares - on the 5m line great defence. 

18 min: The Highlanders will look to hit straight back but a knock on forces a Jaguares scrum on the 22. 

13 min: TRY - JAGUARES - wow! what a try, Sebastian Cancelliere puts a grubber through to Matias Moroni who scores a fantastic try. Kick is good. Highlanders 0 - 7 Jaguares. 

10 min: His knee seems to be okay as he goes for a dart through the middle but is tackled on halfway.  

9 min: Liam Coltman goes down injured and then Sebastian Cancelliere goes off on a big run but the Highlanders do well to turn the ball over and clear. 

7 min: A knock on from the visitors under the high ball which give the Landers a scrum and a chance to attack. 

4 min: Good start from the Jaguares - winning another penalty on halfway, they take the kick and it's wide. 

2 min: Early ball movement from the Highlanders but solid defence matches it from the visitors - penalty earned. 

1 min: Kick off here in Dunedin! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby match from Forsyth Barr in Dunedin as the Highlanders host the Jaguares. 

Pre-game chat: Liam Squire returns for Highlanders for Jaguares clash

The Highlanders have received positive news before their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares, with flanker Liam Squire to make his first appearance of the season.

Squire, who has been named on the bench, has struggled with hip and knee problems, and hasn't played since facing Ireland for the All Blacks in November.

His return is timely, with the Highlanders missing All Blacks trio Winger Waisake Naholo (knee), fullback Ben Smith (hamstring) and utility forward Jackson Hemopo (knee), who are also injured.

Naholo, who will join London Irish after the Rugby World Cup, hasn't played since their round-six defeat against the Blues, but is expected to return next week.

In other changes, coach Aaron Mauger has continued his propping rotations, with Ayden Johnstone and Siate Tokolahi starting, and hard-working Daniel Lienert-Brown and Tyrel Lomax on the bench.

Josh Dickson moves into the starting line-up at lock, replacing Hemopo.

In the backs, Matt Faddes moves to fullback and Jordan Hyland will make his second appearance on the right wing.

Patelesio Tomkinson has been promoted from the bench and will partner Rob Thompson in the midfield, as Teihorangi Walden is rested.

Thomas Umaga-Jensen is promoted to the bench as midfield cover.

First-five Dan Hollinshead, who has joined the squad as a replacement for Bryn Gatland, will make his debut from the bench.

Meanwhile, the match will mark a special occasion for number eight Elliot Dixon, who will play his 100th Super Rugby game for the Highlanders.

After debuting in 2012 against the Brumbies, Dixon has featured in all positions in the back row and scored a memorable try against the Hurricanes to help the Highlanders to their 2015 title.

The match will be the first time the two teams have played each other under the roof at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.

In their lone previous meeting three years ago, the Highlanders won 43-8 at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires.  

Highlanders: 1-Ayden Johnstone, 2-Liam Coltman, 3-Siate Tokolahi, 4-Josh Dickson, 5-Tom Franklin, 6-Luke Whitelock (c), 7-James Lentjes, 8-Elliot Dixon, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Josh Ioane, 11-Tevita Li, 12-Patelesio Tomkinson, 13-Rob Thompson, 14-Jordan Hyland, 15-Matt Faddes

Reserves: 16-Ash Dixon, 17-Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18-Tyrel Lomax, 19-Jack Whetton, 20-Liam Squire 21-Kayne Hammington, 22-Daniel Hollinshead, 23- Thomas Umaga-Jensen

Jaguares: 1-Mayco Vivas, 2-Julian Montoya, 3-Enrique Piertto, 4-Marcos Kremer, 5-Lucas Paulos, 6-Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 7-Tomas Lezana, 8-Javier Ortega Desio, 9-Felipe Ezcurra, 10-Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 11-Ramiro Moyano, 12-Jeronimo de la Fuente, 13-Matias Moroni, 14-Sebastian Cancelliere, 15-Emiliano Boffelli

Reserves: 16-Agustin Creevy, 17-Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18-Santiago Medrano, 19-Tomas Lavanini, 20-Pablo Matera, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22- Domingo Miotti, 23-Matias Orlando

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