The Highlanders showed massive improvement against the Chiefs in Hamilton tonight, but the bounce of the ball and the rub of the green just didn't go the visitors way.  The boys will be looking foward to the Reds next Friday night when it all come together!

Final Score Chiefs 19 (13) Highlanders 7 (7)

Scorers

Chiefs
Tries - T.Nanai-Williams
Pen - G Anscombe 4
Con - G Anscombe

Highlanders
Tries - A Smith
Con - C Slade
Cards - J.Hoeata (yellow 22nd min)

Match Officials
Referee: Jonathon White
Assistant Ref 1:Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri
TMO : Ben Skeen

Teams

Chiefs
1.Pauliasi Manu , 2.Hika Elliot , 3.Ben Tameifuna , 4.Michael Fitzgerald , 5.Brodie Retallick , 6.Liam Messam (c) , 7.Sam Cane , 8.Nick Crosswell , 9.Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10.Aaron Cruden , 11.Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12.Andrew Horrell , 13.Tim Nanai-Williams , 14.Lelia Masaga , 15.Gareth Anscombe
Replacements : 16.Rhys Marshall , 17.Ben Afeaki , 18.Romana Graham/Fritz Lee , 19.Tanerau Latimer , 20.August Pulu , 21.Charlie Ngatai , 22.Richard Kahui/Patrick Osborne

Highlanders
1. Ma'afu Fia, 2. Liam Coltman , 3. Chris King , 4. Brad Thorn (Captain) , 5. Josh Bekhuis , 6. Jarrad Hoeata , 7. John Hardie , 8. Elliot Dixon , 9. Aaron Smith , 10. Colin Slade , 11. Hosea Gear (Vice-captain) , 12. Ma'a Nonu , 13. Jason Emery , 14. Kade Poki , 15. Ben Smith
Replacements : 16. Jason Rutledge , 17. Bronson Murray , 18. Joe Wheeler , 19. Tim Boys , 20. Frae Wilson , 21. Lima Sopoaga , 22. Phil Burleigh

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