SR: Reds 38(21), Highlanders 31(0)

May 30, 2014
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The Highlanders may not be as consistent as they would like, but last week’s indoor thriller against the Crusaders showed just how dangerous they can be.

The debate over the last Highlanders try in a two-point defeat rages on.

However, if they show the same resoluteness in Brisbane on Friday the bottom-feeding, injury-riddled Reds are in for a long, very long day at the office. Reds coach Richard Graham is well aware of the threat posed by the visitors.

Recent results:
2013: Reds won 34-33, Dunedin
2012: Reds won 19-13, Brisbane
2010: Reds won 38-36, Brisbane
2009: Highlanders won 24-19, Ivercargill
2008: Reds won 22-16, Brisbane
2007: Highlanders won 33-17, Dunedin

Teams:

Reds: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Rod Davies, 10 Ben Lucas, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Curtis Browning, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Sef Faagase, 19 Dave McDuling, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Samu Kerevi, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Richard Buckman, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Shane Christie, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Matias Diaz, 18 Chris King, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 Elliot Dixon, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Phil Burleigh.

Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)

Source: Rugby365

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One Comment

  1. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Reds nothing like Hometown reffing to get you off the bottom of the ladder.

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