23rd August 02:47 PM
Highlanders secure 32-27 win over Jaguares
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 12/05/2019
Matt Faddes [Photo: RNZ

Two second‑half Josh Ioane penalties were enough for the Highlanders to secure a 32‑27 Super Rugby win over the Jaguares in Dunedin.

The Jaguares jumped out to an early 7‑0 lead when centre Matias Moroni crossed in the 13th minute, but the Highlanders hit back with four tries.

James Lentjes, Matt Faddes, Sio Tomkinson and Liam Coltman all crossed to give the home team a comfortable 26‑13 lead at halftime.

But the Jaguares intelligent kicking game, and some defensive lapses from the Highlanders, kept the visitors back in the game.

In other results, the Lions beat the Waratahs 29-28

The Chiefs defeated the Sharks 29-23,

Crusaders beat the Bulls 45-13,

Rebels beat the Reds 30-24

While the Hurricanes defeated the Blues 22-12.

The Brumbies meet the Sunwolves at 6.05pm today.


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