The Highlander's have suffered a defeat at the Eden Park over the weekend where they Blues have won the second match up of the 2014 Investec Super Rugby Season. The Highlanders had a wealth of possession and territory early on but were unable to convert the possession into points.
The Highlanders are back in the winners circle after a scintillating game of running rugby. The first half was a typically tight contest between these two New Zealand sides, both teams not giving an inch on defence forcing a kicking contest for much of the half, with both sides trading penalties.
The Western Force hoodoo continues as the men from Western Australia came out victors in hard fought battle.
The Highlanders have gone down to the defending Super Rugby Champions in a tight game after being unable to hold out a fast finishing Chiefs in the second half.
The Highlanders emerged victorious over the Blues on Saturday night in front of a huge, noisy crowd at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The team got things off to the perfect start with Aaron Smith charging down a Chris Noakes clearance to score and Malakai Fekitoa dotting down following a huge bust from broken play 50 metres out. Ben Smith put his name on the scoreboard just out from halftime to give the Highlanders a healthy lead heading into the break. The Highlander's defence wasimpressive and they had the bulk of territory and possession in the first half.