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    Highlanders v Reds (Result)



    The Highlanders had to come back from behind again on Friday morning to take the win over the Reds.

    It was a fast game in which the lead changes a few time but at the end the Highlanders late try gave them the win over the Reds with 36-31.

    Shannon Frizell powered over twice for the Highlanders which added to their 5 tries scored in the match.

    The lock had a massive game and were brilliant throughout.

    It was however great to see the Reds with a massive improvement from last year.

    This was the first game for the Reds after they had a bye last week and other teams would have taken notice of this Reds side.

    They scored four tries through wing Chris Feauai-Sautia, scrumhalf Moses Sorovi, lock Izack Rodda and prop Feao Fotuaika.

    Bryce Hegarty was on target with three conversions and a penalty, while flyhalf Hamish Stewart added a conversion.

    The Highlanders tries came through centre Rob Thompson, flanks Shannon Frizell (2) and Dillon Hunt and fullback Ben Smith. Flyhalf Josh Ioane added four conversions and a penalty.

    There was some great tries scored by the two teams in a highly entertaining game.

    There was a controversial moment in the first half with a a forward pass the referee did not see.


    Highlanders Highlanders  36 31  Reds Reds

    Highlanders – Tries: Rob Thompson, Shannon Frizell (2), Ben Smith, Dillon Hunt. Conversions: Josh Ioane (4). Penalty: Ioane.
    Reds – Tries: Chris Feauai-Sautia, Moses Sorovi, Izack Rodda, Feao Fotuaika. Conversions: Bryce Hegarty (4). Penalty: Hegarty.



    Date Time League Season Full Time
    February 22, 2019 08:22 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    36(24) - 31(17)Full Time
        • 80'

          That is it!!! Highlanders take the win and again win the game from coming form behind. What a great way to start week two

        • 75'

          Highlanders in the lead

        • 69'

          TRY TIME!!! Highlanders!! Hunt the man over!!!

        • 57'

          Reds take the lead

        • 57'

          TRY TIME!! Reds!!! power does it at the end

        • 49'

          TRY TIME!! Reds!!! What a try from the Reds on the counter from a monster tackle in their own twenty two

        • 46'

          Reds with great play again putting the Highlanders under pressure and force a penalty to go for line

        • 43'

          TRY TIME!! Highlanders!!! Great strength shown from Shannon Frizell over for his second on the night

        • 42'

          Penalty first up for the Highlanders and they going for line again

        • 40'

          Here we go with the second half

        • 40'

          That is halftime with the Highlanders leading 24-17 and still anyone game

        • 39'

          Reds reduce the lead and back in it

        • 34'

          Highlanders with a great try but referee miss a clear forward pass

        • 30'

          Highlanders back in the lead

        • 30'

          Highlanders over the line....TRY TIME!!! Frizell the man over

        • 28'

          Great handling from the Highlanders... forcing a penalty again

        • 24'

          TRY TIME!! Reds!! great buildup with Chris Feauai-Sautia over for the Reds first try

        • 10'

          This game is being played at a fast pace

        • 6'

          TRY TIME!!! Highlanders!!! great buildup for Thomson to get over the line

        • 5'

          Great play from Highlanders, forcing penalty in Reds twenty two

        • 2'

          Reds with penalty and take the lead

        • Here we go Highlanders v Reds

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