Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Highlanders (20) vs Hurricanes (26) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 12 May 2012 at 08:00
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The battle for third spot on the New Zealand log gets Saturday Super Rugby started, as the Hurricanes host the Highlanders in what is sure to be an entertaining match. Both these teams will have that sixth play-off spot firmly in their sights.

The Hurricanes have shown class this season, with an amazingly talented backline able to score tries from anywhere on the park, combined with the kicking boot of Beauden Barrett and a solid pack, this team is hitting decent form at the right time of the season. Keep an eye on South African born Reggie Goodes making his starting debut.

The Highlanders return from their South African tour, battered and bruised after two tough encounters, and will be testing some of their depth over the next few weeks, as they have one of the toughest run-ins to the playoffs.

Hurricanes: 1. Reggie Goodes,2. Dane Coles,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Faifili Levave,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Charlie Ngatai / Tim Bateman,13. Conrad Smith (c) ,14. Cory Jane,15. Andre Taylor

Replacements : 16. Motu Matu’u,17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,18. Brad Shields,19. Jack Lam,20. Chris Eaton,21. Tusi Pisi / Daniel Kirkpatrick,22. Tim Bateman / Alapati Leiua

Highlanders: 1 Chris King 2 Andrew Hore (c) 3 Ma’afu Fia 4 Josh Bekhuis 5 Jarrad Hoeata 6 Nick Crosswell 7 Adam Thomson 8 Nasi Manu 9 Aaron Smith 10 Mike Delany 11 Hosea Gear 12 Phil Burleigh 13 Tamati Ellison 14 Siale Piutau 15 Ben Smith

Replacements : 16 Jason Rutledge 17 Bronson Murray 18 Culum Retallick 19 Tim Boys 20 Jimmy Cowan 21 Chris Noakes 22 Kenny Lynn

Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Keith Brown
Assistant Ref 2:Matthew Muir
TMO : Vinny Munro


70 Comments

  • Glen Jackson in the middle. Going to be a fun game, he is not a sissy ref who blows every little bump. Could get a bit “rowdy” out there.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.05.12 08:34:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Go Highlanders!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.05.12 09:14:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • This is surely a GO Canes game for the sharks…
    If the Canes win and the Sharks win later we move into the 6th position for a playoff place…

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.05.12 09:36:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • 3 min into the game and the first blow of the whistle
    a penalty to the Canes for a night tackle

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.05.12 09:39:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • Morning Chaps – stucl doin a Market today…pls keep the commentary coming 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.05.12 09:40:12 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Barrett gets the first point of the game
    PK
    Highlanders 0 – 3 Hurricanes
    4 min

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.05.12 09:41:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • Guessing we`re all behind the Canes today?

    Although Rob`s ” Mass House Cleaning ” option if we don`t make the play-offs still sounds tempting to me . . . 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.05.12 09:45:07 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Highlanders gets a chance to pull it level again but the PK is miss

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.05.12 09:45:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • the 2nd time the Canes gets an oppertunity in broken play inside Highlanders half and it comes to nothing

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.05.12 09:48:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders 5 meter out

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.05.12 09:49:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders try

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.05.12 09:49:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • Noakes scores and converts the try
    Highlanders 7 – 3 Hurricanes
    15 min

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.05.12 09:50:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Highlanders beat the Hurricanes by 7

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.05.12 09:52:52 by Mutley Reply
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  • Highlanders on attack again

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.05.12 09:53:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • 5 out from the line

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.05.12 09:53:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty, Hurricanes offside

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.05.12 09:54:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • opt for the line out

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.05.12 09:55:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Tomson scores….

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.05.12 09:56:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • Noakes converts the try
    Highlanders 14 – 3 Hurricanes
    21 min

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.05.12 09:57:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hurricanes kncok from the kickoff

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.05.12 09:57:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hurricanes gets the ball and gets some momentum towards the Highlanders try line
    Penalty, Highlanders offside

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.05.12 10:00:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • Barrett PK
    Highlanders 14 – 6 Hurricanes
    25 min

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.05.12 10:01:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • Noakes kick goes over the dead ball line, Hurricanes scrum on half line

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.05.12 10:04:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • Tomson gets the Highlanders a penalty, hurricanes holding on, lion out taken, and they knock….

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.05.12 10:06:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Canes clears well and Highlanders make a hash of the counter conseding a kickable penalty for obstruction

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.05.12 10:08:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • Barrett PK
    Highlanders 14 – 9 Hurricanes
    33 min

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.05.12 10:09:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • A bad executed base kick gives the Highlanders a penalty, Hoakes hits the upright

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.05.12 10:10:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 27) : This time the Highlanders gets penalized for the same offence, I hate scrumy’s that kick

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.05.12 10:14:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hurricanes in broken play but loose the ball 7 metres from the try line…..

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.05.12 10:15:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • A lucky bounce saves the Highlanders after a kick was charged down within 10 meters from their line

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.05.12 10:17:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders 14 – 9 Hurricanes
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.05.12 10:18:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • 2nd half…….

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.05.12 10:27:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • The Hurricanes keeping the ball in hand, through many phases and gets rewarded a penalty

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.05.12 10:29:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • Barrett makes a hash of the PK

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.05.12 10:29:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Good kick and chase by Taylor, pity about the knock…

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.05.12 10:31:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • TMO will be called in for a Highlander score in the corner….

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.05.12 10:34:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • Interesting decisions but it was seriously touch and go
    No try but a penalty for a late charge by Hurricanes 9 still coming

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.05.12 10:38:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • Try saving tackle by Taylor. Future All Black?

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.05.12 10:38:56 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Hoakes PK
    Highlanders 17 – 9 Hurricanes
    47 min

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.05.12 10:39:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Now the Canes regaines the kickoff and scores an easy looking try

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.05.12 10:40:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • Levave scores and the conversion is good
    Highlanders 17 – 16 Hurricanes
    49 min

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.05.12 10:42:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hurricanes looking to work the ball up toward the Highlanders try line, but concedes a penalty for holding on….
    Highlanders gets some relieve

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.05.12 10:43:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • Interference at the line out brigs the Highlanders within the Canes 22

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.05.12 10:45:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • 5 out

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.05.12 10:45:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • and they knock it, relieve for the Canes

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.05.12 10:46:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • 2nd half defence from the Canes much better

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.05.12 10:47:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • HL line out Canes 22

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.05.12 10:48:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • Taylor gets hit… no smashed in a tackle…. getting up slowly….. actually leaving the field now

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.05.12 10:50:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Canes doing some fearsome defending as the Highlanders keeps on attacking,
    HL’s knock….

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.05.12 10:51:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • 60 min done, some changes being made specially from the Highlanders

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.05.12 10:53:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • What’s the score Franny?

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.05.12 10:55:02 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Gear almost thru but stopped by a hand holding on to his pants

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.05.12 10:55:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 51) : still 17-16

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.05.12 10:55:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • Come on Canes!

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.05.12 10:56:52 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Hurricanes gets a penalty, late tackle by Tomson.

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.05.12 10:57:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • Barrett to get the Canes into the lead
    successful PK
    Barrett PK
    Highlanders 17 – 19 Hurricanes
    66min

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.05.12 10:59:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders gets the the feed to a scrum, Canes 22

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.05.12 11:00:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • I know as a shark supporter I should be celebrating but this is not good news for my SB or Multible Bet ! 🙄

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.05.12 11:01:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Canes to do some more defending……

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.05.12 11:02:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders gets a penalty, Canes off side…….

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.05.12 11:03:06 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 58) : me too!

  • Comment 61, posted at 12.05.12 11:04:59 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Delany takes the kick from the side line
    and slots it
    Highlanders 20 – 19 Hurricanes
    71 min

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.05.12 11:05:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • ooooooooh, what a break by Savea…. and he scores……

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.05.12 11:07:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Barrett with the conversion,
    over from the side line
    Highlanders 20 – 26 Hurricanes
    76 min

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.05.12 11:09:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Canes on the defence again as Highlanders needs to score a converted try to win,
    3 min to go

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.05.12 11:10:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Highlanders gets a penalty, their hooker makes a hash of it and they loose the ball….

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.05.12 11:11:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • 1 min

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.05.12 11:12:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • 10 seconds and the HL gets a feed to a scrum….

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.05.12 11:12:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • my pick: Hurricanes by 6…..

    FINAL SCORE
    Highlanders 20 – 26 Hurricanes

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.05.12 11:14:36 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 69) : welldone!

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.05.12 11:28:27 by Just a Fan Reply

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