The Highlanders lost to the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.  Crowd 14,339.

Final Score Highlanders 19 (13) Hurricanes 23 (12)

Scorers

Highlanders
Tries - H Gear
Pen - C Slade 3
Con - C Slade

Hurricanes
Tries - C Smith, B Franks, TJ Perenara
Pen - B Barrett 2
Con - B. Barrett

Match Officials
Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser (New Zealand),
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride (New Zealand)
TMO : Vinny Munro (New Zealand)

Teams

Highlanders
1. Tony Woodcock ,2. Andrew Hore (Captain),3. Chris King ,4. Brad Thorn,5. Jarrad Hoeata ,6. Joe Wheeler,7. John Hardie,8. Elliot Dixon ,9. Aaron Smith,,10. Colin Slade ,11. Hosea Gear (Vice-captain),12. Phil Burleigh ,13. Jason Emery ,14. Kade Poki ,15. Ben Smith
Replacements : 16. Brayden Mitchell ,17. Ma’afu Fia ,18. Jake Paringatai ,19. TJ Ioane ,20. Fumiaki Tanaka,21. Lima Sopoaga ,22. Buxton Popoalii

Hurricanes
1. Ben Franks,2.Ash Dixon,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Brad Shields,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Tim Bateman,13. Conrad Smith (c),14. Alapati Leiua,15. James Marshall
Replacements :16.Motu Matu'u,17. Reggie Goodes / Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,18. James Broadhurst,19. Faifili Levave,20. Chris Smylie,21. Tusi Pisi,22. Andre Taylor

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