The Highlanders were far too strong for the Queensland Reds as they warmed up for next week's Super Rugby quarter‑finals with a 40‑17 victory.
Waisake Naholo, James Lentjes, Kayne Hammington, Tevita Li and Ash Dixon all scored for the Highlanders while referee Mike Fraser awarded a penalty try.
The Highlanders had already qualified for the playoffs and with the victory ensured they will be the seventh seed.
They now must wait until after tonight's games to determine where they travel for the quarter‑finals.
The Rebels also defeated the Jaguares 32-29 last night while the Kings beat the Cheetahs 21-20 this morning.
Today, the Sunwolves will face the Blues at 3.05pm, the Chiefs will host the Brumbies at 5.15pm, the Hurricanes against the Crusaders at 7.35pm while the Western Force will face the Waratahs at 11.55pm.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.