The Highlanders have won their third successive game this season betting the Waratahs in Dunedin tonight.

It was a brusing encounter at Forsyth Barr Stadium in front of a 17,000-strong crowd, and the home team almost brought the roof down when the match clock ticked pass 80 minutes and referee Bryce Lawrence blew the final whistle.

Final Score Highlanders 18 (A Smith Try, J Hardie try, C Slade 1 Pen & 1 Con) Waratahs 17 (P McCutcheon 1 Try, D Halangahu 4 Pen)

Scorers

Highlanders
Tries - A Smith, J Hardie
Pen - C Slade
Con - C Slade 

Waratahs
Tries - P McCutcheon
Pen - D Halangahu 4
 

Match Officials
Referee: Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Vinny Munro
Assistant Ref 2: Garratt Williamson
TMO : Kane McBride

Teams

Highlanders
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C), 2 Andrew Hore, 3 Chris King, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 5 Nick Crosswell, 6 Adam Thomson, 7 John Hardie, 8 Nasi Manu, 9 Aaron Smith, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 11 Hosea Gear, 12 Phil Burleigh, 13 Tamati Ellison ,14 Kade Poki, 15 Colin Sade,
Reserves 16 Jason Rutledge,17 Bronson Murray, 18 Culum Retallick, 19 James Haskell ,20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Kurt Baker,22 Buxton Popoali'i

Waratahs
15. Bernard Foley , 14. Tom Kingston , 13. Rob Horne , 12. Berrick Barnes , 11. Adam Ashley-Cooper , 10. Daniel Halangahu , captain 9. Sarel Pretorius 8. Tevita Metuisela , 7. Pat McCutcheon , 6. Dave Dennis , 5. Kane Douglas , 4. Dean Mumm , 3. Sekope Kepu , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 1. Benn Robinson , vice captain
Replacements 16. John Ulugia , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Lopeti Timani , 19. Jono Jenkins , 20. Brendan McKibbin , 21. Tom Carter , 22. Brackin Karuaria-Henry

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