Highlanders 27, Chiefs 41

February 22, 2013
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Round 2 of Super Rugby kicks off with all the teams now involved and we start the weekend with the Highlanders hosting the defending champs, the Chiefs.

Teams:

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Phil Burleigh, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear (captain), 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 John Hardie, 6 Joe Wheeler, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Brayden Mitchell, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Elliot Dixon, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Fumiaki Tanaka, 21 Hayden Parker, 22 Buxton Popoali’i.

Chiefs: 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Patrick Osborne, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke (captain), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Ben Tameifuna, 18 Michael Fitzgerald, 19 Tanerau Latimer, 20 Augustine Pulu, 21 Charlie Ngatai, 22 Lelia Masaga.

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Kane McBride (New Zealand)
TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

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3 Comments

  1. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Blistering pace this… Chiefs reminding punters of the outfit they are… forwards and backs are smashing it!

  2. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 9:11 am:

    Shock horror the stadiums are packed!

  3. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Highlanders absolutely taking it to their opponents through their super-quick wingers!

    Strange seeing Nonu playing for them!

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