Highlanders Leading scorers

Career

PointsPlayer
942Tony Brown
262Lima Sopoaga
222Jeff Wilson
214Ben Blair
212Simon Culhane
203Willie Walker
182Colin Slade
170Nick Evans
133Israel Dagg
105Mike Delany
105Adam Thomson
105Ben Smith

Season

PointsPlayer
178Lima Sopoaga (2014)
150Tony Brown (2000)
142Willie Walker (2003)
141Tony Brown (2002)
131Colin Slade (2013)
122Tony Brown (2001)
111Israel Dagg (2010)
108Tony Brown (1999)
107Ben Blair (2005, 2006)
104Tony Brown (2004)
101Colin Slade (2012)
91Simon Culhane (1998)

Game

PointsPlayer
28Ben Blair (Sharks, 2005)
26Simon Culhane (Reds, 1998)
25Lima Sopoaga (Hurricanes, 2014)
24Willie Walker (Chiefs, 2003)
 Israel Dagg (Lions, 2010)
22Brendan Laney (Bulls, 2001)
20Tony Brown (Bulls, 1999)
 Tony Brown (Reds, 2000)
 Tony Brown (Sharks, 2002)
 Tony Brown (Brumbies, 2002)
 Willie Walker (Reds, 2002)
 Mike Delany (Blues, 2012)

Most points for in a season

PointsSeason
4252014 (17 matches including play-off)
3741998 (12 matches including semifinal)
 2013 (16 matches)
3592012 (14 matches)
3522002 (12 matches including semifinal)
3352000 (12 matches including semifinal)
3321999 (13 matches including final)
3291996 (11 matches)

Least points for in a season

PointsSeason
2212005 (11 matches)
2282006 (13 matches)
2352007 (13 matches)

Most points against in a season

PointsSeason
4962013 (16 matches)
4732014 (17 matches including play-off)
4091997 (11 matches)
3972010 (13 matches)
3911996 (11 matches)

Least points against in a season

PointsSeason
2142005 (11 matches)
2412002 (12 matches)
2451999 (13 matches)

Most tries

Career

TriesPlayer
35Jeff Wilson
21Adam Thomson
19Romi Ropati
18Ben Smith
16Byron Kelleher, Aisea Tuilevu
14Isitolo Maka
13Brian Lima, Fet’u Vainikolo, Hosea Gear
12Pita Alatini, Kade Poki
10Jimmy Cowan, Anton Oliver, Matt Saunders

Season

TriesPlayer
10Jeff Wilson (1998)
8Aisea Tuilevu (2001)
 Hosea Gear (2013)
7Brian Lima (1999)
 Ryan Nicholas (2002)
 Malakai Fekitoa (2014)
6Brian Lima (1996)
 Jeff Wilson (1996)
 Isitolo Maka (1998 and 1999)
 Byron Kelleher (1999)
 Romi Ropati (1999)
 Fet’u Vainikolo (2008)
 Adam Thomson (2011 and 2012)

Game

TriesPlayer
3Too Vaega (Western Province, 1996)
 Doug Howlett (Chiefs, 1997)
 Jeff Wilson (Western Stormers, 1998)
 Jeremy Stanley (Western Stormers, 1998)
 Ryan Nicholas (Bulls, 2002)
 Ben Blair (Sharks, 2005)
 Israel Dagg (Bulls, 2010)
 Adam Thomson (Rebels, 2012)
 Kade Poki (Cheetahs, 2013)

Most tries in a season - team

TriesSeason
422014
401998
 2013
391996
391999
362002
 2004
 2012

Least tries in a season

TriesSeason
212005
 2006
242007
272003

Most tries in a match

TriesAgainst
9Bulls, 1999
8Western Province, 1996
 Cats, 1998
 Stormers, 1998
 Bulls, 2002
7Brumbies, 2003
 Rebels, 2012

Tryless in a match

19 occasions

Most penalty goals

Career

PenaltiesPlayer
180Tony Brown
54Simon Culhane
47Ben Blair
42Willie Walker
40Lima Sopoaga
28Nick Evans

Season

PenaltiesPlayer
35Lima Sopoaga (2014)
34Tony Brown (2000)
33Tony Brown (2002)
32Willie Walker (2003)
29Tony Brown (2001)
27Ben Blair (2006)
23Simon Culhane (1998)
21Tony Brown (1999)
19Simon Culhane (1997)
20Tony Brown (2004), Ben Blair (2005)

Game

PenaltiesPlayer
8Willie Walker (Chiefs, 2003)
7Simon Culhane (Reds, 1998)
6Simon Culhane (Free State, 1997)
 Tony Brown (Stormers, 2002)
 Tony Brown (Brumbies, 2002)
 Willie Walker (Reds, 2002)
 Tony Brown (Waratahs, 2003)
 Israel Dagg (Lions, 2010)
5Simon Culhane (Northern Transvaal, 1997)
 Tony Brown (Crusaders, 1997)

Most conversions

Career

ConversionsPlayer
137Tony Brown
36Lima Sopoaga
29Ben Blair
21Willie Walker
18Simon Culhane, Israel Dagg
16Nick Evans

Season

ConversionsPlayer
27Lima Sopoaga (2014)
22Tony Brown (2004)
21Tony Brown (1999)
20Tony Brown (1998 and 2000)
18Willie Walker (2003)
17Tony Brown (2002)
16Tony Brown (2001)
 Ben Blair (2005)
 Israel Dagg (2010)
14Tony Brown (1997)
 Chris Noakes (2012)

Game

ConversionsPlayer
7Tony Brown (Bulls, 1999)
6Jeff Wilson (Western Province, 1996)
5Tony Brown (Natal, 1997)
 Tony Brown (Sharks, 1998)
 Willie Walker (Brumbies, 2003)
 Ben Blair (Sharks, 2005)

Most dropped goals

Career

DropgoalsPlayer
6Tony Brown
3Simon Culhane, Nick Evans, Brendan Laney

Season

DropgoalsPlayer
2Simon Culhane (1996)
 Brendan Laney (1999)
 Nick Evans (2005)
 Hayden Parker (2014)

Game

No player has scored more than one.

Biggest winning margins

PointsAgainst
42Bulls (65-23, Invercargill, 1999)
40Reds (57-17, Dunedin, 1996)
 Sharks (45-5, Dunedin, 2002)
37Reds (50-13, Dunedin, 2000)
 Bulls ( 54-17, Pretoria, 2002)
36Sharks (43-7, Durban, 2005)
30Cats (57-27, Invercargill, 1998)

Most points in a match

PointsAgainst
65Bulls (Invercargill, 1999)
57Reds (Dunedin, 1996)
 Cats (Invercargill, 1998)
54Bulls (Pretoria, 2002)
52Western Province (Cape Town, 1996)
50Reds (Dunedin, 2000)
49Hurricanes (Wellington, 2013)
46Stormers (Dunedin, 1999)
45Sharks (Dunedin, 2002)
 Brumbies (Dunedin, 2003)

Most points against

PointsAgainst
75Natal (Durban, 1997)
70Brumbies (Canberra, 1996)
60Hurricanes (Wellington, 1997)
59Northern Transvaal (Pretoria, 1996)
56Cats (Johannesburg, 2001)
51Blues (Pukekohe, 1996)
 Crusaders (Christchurch, 2012)
50Chiefs (Rotorua, 2001)
 Brumbies (Canberra, 2004)
 Blues (Auckland, 2004)
 Bulls (Pretoria, 2010)

Heaviest defeats (by differential)

PointsAgainst
44Brumbies (26-70, 1996)
35Cats (21-56, 2001)
 Crusaders (3-38, 2007)
33Stormers (0-33, 2010)
 Crusaders (18-51, 2012)
32Natal (43-75, 1997)
 Brumbies (18-50, 2004)
31Chiefs (19-50, 2001)
 Crusaders (13-44, 2011)
30Northern Transvaal (29-59, 1996)
 Bulls (17-47, 2008)

Failed to score:

Once: Stormers (0-33, 2010)

Highlanders to have played for New Zealand

NameHighlanderNZ
Pita Alatini1998-20001999-2001
Stephen Bachop19961992-94
Ben Blair2005-062001-02
Tony Brown1996-2004, 20111999-2001
Eroni Clarke20011992-93, 1998
Matthew Cooper19961987,92-94,96
Jimmy Cowan2003-122004-06, 08-11
Simon Culhane1996-991995-96
Israel Dagg2009-102010-12
Mike Delany2008, 20122009
Clarke Dermody2004-072006
Tom Donnelly2004-112009-10
Rhys Duggan19981999
Marc Ellis20001992-93,95
Tamati Ellison2012-132009, 12
Nick Evans2004-072004-07
Malakai Fekitoa2014-Current2014-Current
Stu Forster1996-971993-95
Hosea Gear20122008-12
Rico Gear20002004-07
Steve Gordon19961989-91, 93
Sam Harding2002-042002
Carl Hayman1999-20072001-02,04-07
Paul Henderson19961989-93,95
Jarrod Hoeata2011-142011
Carl Hoeft1997-20051998-2001,03
Andrew Hore2012-132002,04-13
Doug Howlett19972000-07
Richard Kahui20062008,10-11
Byron Kelleher1998-20031999-2007
Josh Kronfeld1996-20001995-2000
Danny Lee2003,052002
Isitolo Maka1996-991998
Simon Maling1997-20042001-02,04
Joe McDonnell1999-2000,02-032002
Jamie Mackintosh2007-132008
Kees Meeuws1997-20011998-2004
Paul Miller2000,02,052001
Craig Newby2002,04-082004,06
Anton Oliver1996-20071996-2007
Taine Randell1996-20031995-2002
Isaac Ross20082009
James Ryan2005-072005-06
Colin Slade2011-132010-11, 14
Aaron Smith2011-Current2012-Current
Ben Smith2009-Current2009, 11-Current
Jeremy Stanley1998-991997
Paul Steinmetz2002-032002
Adam Thomson2006,08-122008-12
Anthony Tuitavake20052008
Kupu Vanisi1996-981999
Tom Willis2000-032001-02
Jeff Wilson1996-20021993-99,2001

Total 53, of whom 29 were playing for Highlanders when first chosen for New Zealand. The others had either played for New Zealand before becoming a Highlander or after their Highlanders stints.

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