The Highlanders lost their second match of the 2013 Super Rugby season to the Cheetahs in Invercargill tonight.  The bounce of the ball and the run of play went the Cheetahs way from the outset and the Highlanders could not pull back the scoreboard.

Final Score Highlanders 19 (7) Cheetahs 36 (30)

Scorers

Highlanders
Tries -K. Poki 3
Con - L Sopoaga, C Slade

Cheetahs
Tries - S Pretorius 2 , R. Ebersohn
Pen - J Goosen 5
Con - J Goosen 3
 
Match Officials
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride
TMO : Vinny Munro

Teams

Highlanders
1. Tony Woodcock ,2. Andrew Hore (Captain),3. Ma'afu Fia,4. Brad Thorn,5. Josh Bekhuis,6. Joe Wheeler,7. John Hardie,8. Jake Paringatai ,9. Aaron Smith,10. Lima Sopoaga,11. Hosea Gear (Vice-captain),12. Ma'a Nonu,13. Phil Burleigh ,14. Kade Poki ,15. Ben Smith
Replacements :16. Brayden Mitchell ,17. Chris King ,18. Jarrad Hoeata ,19. Tim Boys,20. Fumiaki Tanaka,21. Colin Slade ,22. Shaun Treeby

Cheetahs
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Rynhard Landman, 19 Heinrich Brussow, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Riaan Smith, 22 Ryno Benjamin

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