The Highlanders have come out on top against the top of the table Bulls in Dunedin tonight. It was a cracking game of rugby with both sides scrapping for every meter of ground and minute of possession.  Both teams traded penalties before in the first half, before lock Jarrad Hoeata crashed over for the match winning try for the Highlanders!

Final Score Highlanders 16 (3) Bulls 11 (6).

Scorers

Highlanders
Tries - J. Hoeata
Pen - M. Delany 3
Con - M . Delany

Bulls
Tries - W. Wepener
Pen - M. Steyn 2

Match Officials
Referee: Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 1: Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 2: Kane McBride
TMO: Matthew Muir

Teams

Highlanders
1. Jamie Mackintosh (c), 2. Jason Rutledge, 3. Ma'afu Fia, 4. Jarrad Hoeata, 5. Nick Crosswell, 6. Adam Thomson, 7. Tim Boys, 8. Nasi Manu, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Mike Delany, 11. Hosea Gear, 12. Phil Burleigh, 13. Tamati Ellison, 14. Siale Piutau, 15. Ben Smith.
Replacements: 16. Andrew Hore, 17. Bronson Murray, 18. Hoani MacDonald/Josh Bekhuis, 19. Scott Fuglistaller, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Chris Noakes, 22. Kenny Lynn.

Bulls

15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (c), 7. CJ Stander, 6. Dewald Potgieter, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling.

Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Rayno Gerber, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. JJ Engelbrecht.

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