The Highlanders lost tonight to the Brumbies in Canberra 33-26 with the home side crossing for three tries.  The Highlanders were down 20-13 at the break and a second half try to Shaun Treeby brought them back into the match, however a late try from Brumbies openside flanker Michael Hooper, put the match beyond reach.  Highlanders first-five Colin Slade left the field early in the second half with what appeared to be a serious leg injury

Final Score Brumbies 33 (20) Highlanders 26 (13)

Scorers

Brumbies
Tries - J. Tomane 2, M Hooper
Pen - C. Lealiifano 4
Con - C. Lealiifano 5

Highlanders
Tries - A Smith, S Treeby
Pen - C Slade 2, C Noakes
Con - C Slade 2
Drop - C Slade

Match Officials
Referee: Louren van der Merwe
Assistant Referee 1: Marius Jonker
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Moore
TMO: Steve Leszczynski

Teams

Brumbies
1. Ben Alexander ,2. Stephen Moore ,3. Dan Palmer ,4. Leon Power ,5. Sam Carter ,6. Peter Kimlin ,7. Michael Hooper ,8. Ben Mowen (c) ,9. Nic White ,10. Christian Lealiifano ,11. Henry Speight ,12. Pat McCabe ,13. Andrew Smith ,14. Joe Tomane ,15. Jesse Mogg
Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty ,17. Ruaidhri Murphy ,18. Scott Fardy ,19. Ita Vaea ,20. Ian Prior ,21. Zack Holmes ,22. Tevita Kuridrani

Highlanders
1 Jamie Mackintosh (C) 2 Andrew Hore 3 Chris King 4 Josh Bekhuis 5 Culum Retallick 6 James Haskell 7 Doug Tietjens 8 Nasi Manu 9 Aaron Smith 10 Colin Slade 11 Hosea Gear 12 Shaun Treeby 13 Tamati Ellison 14 Kade Poki 15 Ben Smith
Replacements : 16 Jason Rutledge 17 Bronson Murray 18 Nick Crosswell 19 Elliot Dixon 20 Jimmy Cowan 21 Chris Noakes 22 Buxton Popoali'i

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