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Super Rugby | Dunedin
07:35 (GMT) | 20-06-2015
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Join us again later for Play-off Two when the Stormers host the Brumbies at Newlands in Cape Town.
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Evans takes the ball up from the scrum. the Highlanders keep the ball close before they get a penalty right in front of the polls on the Chiefs 22. Sopoaga converts the penalty and that is FULL-TIME! Highlanders 24-14 Chiefs! The Highlanders march on to the semifinals!
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Aaron Smith sends a high ball from the line-out but Heem takes it well. The Chiefs counter but lose the ball forward and the Highlanders will have an attacking scrum just outside the Chiefs 22.
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Ben Smith kicks long from the scrum and Damian McKenzie runs it back before passing to Nanai-Williams. Retallick takes the ball up, but it is a penalty to the Highlanders after a side entry. Sopoaga gives his team a line-out inside the Chiefs half
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The Chiefs are 5m short of the Highlanders 22 with Cane looking for space. The ball is lost forward on the ground and the Highlanders will have a defensive scrum on their own 22
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After a reset, Sopoaga clears from the scrum and the Chiefs will have an attacking line-out just outside the Highlanders 22.
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Dixon takes the ball up from the line-out but runs into the the ref. The Highlanders will have a scrum 5m from their own tryline.
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The Chiefs get a penalty at the line-out and they will now have an attacking line-out inside the Highlanders half. they go wide with Sonny Bill Williams making a few metres. Nanai-Williams is tackled well before Horrell's kick goes out into touch 5m from the Highlanders tryline.
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Sopoaga sends a high ball for Osborne, but the Chiefs win it. McKenzie kicks it out and the Highlanders take it quickly and go wide. The ball goes out into touch and the Chiefs will have a defensive line-out just outside heir 22.
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Aaron Smith sends a high ball from th restart but McKenzie takes it well. Weber sends a high ball and the Highlanders return it with a Aaron Smith kick. The homes side gets the ball back from a kick and Sopoaga runs it back. The Highlanders will have a scrum on halfway
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Sopoaga converts the penalty and the Highlanders lead 21-14
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Naholo breaks through a tackle from the scrum and makes his way into the Chiefs 22. Coltman stays strong in the tackle before the Highlanders get a penalty in an easy kicking position.
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The ball is lost forward from the restart and the Highlanders will have an attacking scrum on the Chiefs 22.
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Horrell, from a difficult angle, misses the conversion with the score at 18-14 to the Highlanders
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Cane takes the ball up from the line-out before going with one-off runners, Leitch is tackled 4m short of the tryline before the ball goes out to Retallick who pushes over for the try!
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Nani-Williams messes up the restart and the Highlanders have a scrum on halfway. They go wide before a penalty is given to the Chiefs and Lowe gives his team a line-out in the Highlanders 22
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Sopoaga converts the penalty and the Highlanders lead 18-9!
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Pryor gathers another loose line-out before the Highlanders get a penalty with Messam playing the ball on the ground. Sopoaga will go for polls.
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The Chiefs steal the line-out, but after a few phases the Highlanders get the penalty and Sopoaga gives his team a line-out 10m from the Chiefs 22.
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The highlanders wins possession after a scrappy ball and McKenzie counters after a kick. Manu loses it forward and Sopoaga kicks down field. The Chiefs keep ball in hand but Sonny Bill Williams puts a foot into touch near the Highlanders 22
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Sopoaga kicks down field from the scrum and the Chiefs counter again through Damian McKenzie. The Chiefs win a penalty on halfway and Lowe gives his team a line-out in the Highlanders 22.
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The ball is help up inside the Highlanders 22 and the home side will have a scrum after some great defensive work.
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Leitch takes the ball up from the scrum in the Highlanders 22. The away team opts for pick and goes before Messam tries to step a few players. Naholo loses the ball forward and Aaron Smith kicks down field. The Chiefs run it back with McKenzie.
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The Highlanders after a great counter by the Chiefs, starts again in their own 22 with a line-out. It is not in straight and the Chiefs will have an attacking scrum in the Highlanders 22.
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The Highlanders get a penalty from the restart and Sopoaga gives his team a line-out 5m from halfway.
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Sopoaga adds the extras and the Highlanders lead 15-9
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The Highlanders go short side from the scrum through Aaron Smith and he gives the ball to Naholo who dives over for the second try!
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Leitch takes the ball up from the restart with a strong run before it is kicked. The Highlanders run it back with Ben Smith and Naholo is in space. The home are now in the Chiefs 22 with the backs looking dangerous. Aaron Smith is tackled just short of the tryline and the Highlanders will get a 5m scrum
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SECOND HALF: Lima Sopoaga gets the game back under way!

Half Time

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In one last final attack before the break, Weber takes the ball up from the scrum before Leitch and Cane makes a few metres. The Chiefs lose the ball forward but play is brought back for a Chiefs penalty after Nasi Manu was found offside at the ruck. from right in front Horrell converts the penalty and at HALF-TIME the Chiefs lead 9-8!
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Leitch takes the ball up from the scrum before it goes wide to McKenzie who kicks. The Chiefs will have an attacking scrum just outside the Highlanders 22 after an accidental offside.
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The Chiefs win the line-out and it is kicked down field. After a kicking dual Fekitoa decides to run and loses it in contact and the Chiefs will have a scrum on halfway.
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After a reset at the scrum which is just m from the Highlanders 22, Aaron Smith goes to the short side before the ball is kicked. Damian McKenzie counters is in space and sprints towards halfway before passing to Nanai-Williams. The Highlanders win the penalty and Sopoaga gives his team a line-out in the Chiefs half.
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From a scrum in the Highlanders 22, Horrell is flattened by Fekitoa before Lowe loses the ball forward. The Highlanders will have a defensive scrum deep in their own half
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Naholo loses the ball forward after a move from the scrum and the Chiefs will get the penalty after the ball was played on the ground. Lowe gives his team a line-out 5m from the Highlanders 22 after Naholo nearly gathers. Lowe takes the ball up from the line-out before Leitch takes the ball in the 22. the Highlanders turn it over but a loose pass goes into touch
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Weber is through a gap from the restart but loses the ball forward in a tackle from Elliot Dixon and the Highlanders have a scrum near the Chiefs 10m line.
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Horrell converts the penalty from straight in front, with the score now 8-6 to the Highlanders.
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Aaron Smith kicks down field from the restart and the Chiefs run it back with Manu. Horrell steps his way past two defenders before being tackled. McKenzie almost takes the ball up to the Highlanders 22 after a good run and the away team gets the penalty after the Highlanders tackler did not release.
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Sopoaga misses the conversion, but the Highlanders lead 8-3
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Aaron Smith goes short side from the scrum and passes to Naholo in space. He passes back to Smith who gives the ball back to the wing in the 22 and Naholo sprints in for the TRY!
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The Chiefs run the ball from their own 22 before Damian McKenzie kicks. The Highlanders run it back before it is turned over and Weber kicks. The Chiefs get the ball back from a kick. Horrell takes the ball over halfway before an accidental offside gives the Highlanders the scrum near halfway.
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McKenzie takes the ball up after the restart before Lowe loses the ball forward, The Highlanders go on the attack before Buckman is through a gap. the home side are in the Chiefs 22. They go wide but a massive tackle from Sonny Bill Williams cause knock on
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Horrell misses his kick to polls again and the score remains 3-3
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The Chiefs run the ball back from the restart with Weber looking sharp and the Chiefs get another penalty near the Highlanders 10m line after the Highlanders were found offside.
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Horrell's kick is short and the score remains 3-3
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It is a good contest at the scrum and the Chiefs will have another put in on halfway. This time they get a penalty with the home side collapsing and Horrell will go for polls from about 48m out
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Horrell sends a high ball from the scrum and the Chiefs will have another scrum near halfway after a Highlanders knock on after a goo chase from Lowe.
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The Highlanders forms the maul from the line-out before Manu takes it up. the home side goes wide with Fekitoa slipping a tackle. The highlanders go wide again but Sopoaga sends a forward pass and the Chiefs have a defensive scrum near their own 10m line.
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The Highlanders run the ball back from a kick before Aaron Smith sends a high ball. Mckenzie finds touch but the Highlanders takes it quickly with Ben Smith testing the Chiefs defence. The Highlanders will get a line-out on the Chiefs 10m line.
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Horrell converts the penalty from just outside the Highlanders 22 and the scores are all level at 3-3
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The Chiefs win a penalty now straight from the restart. There is a lot of niggle in this game at the moment!
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Sopoaga lines-up the penalty just outside the Chiefs 22 and he converts it. Highlanders lead 3-0
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The Chiefs go wide from the line-out, but lose the ball forward, Smith kicks down field before Mckenzie kicks himself. The Highlanders run it back with Fekitoa testing the Chiefs defence. The home side make their way into the Chiefs 22 and they get a penalty in this fast paced game
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Aaron Smith snipes from the line-out into the Chiefs half with Coltman also making hard yards. The Highlanders go wide and Sopoaga sends a cross kick for Osborne who gathers and dives over for the try! It goes to the TMO and their was a foot in touch by Naholo earlier in play. NO TRY!
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Aaron Smith kicks down field from the restart and Heem runs it back for the Chiefs. the away team goes wide but are tackled into touch near the Landers 10m line.
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KICK-OFF: Tim Nanai-Williams gets the game under way!
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Despite losing on their last two trips to Dunedin, the Chiefs had won six of their seven away meetings against the Highlanders before that.
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The Highlanders have won their last four in a row at home, with three of those wins coming by 18 points or more.
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Welcome to live coverage of Play-off One of Super Rugby with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Ben Smith
  • 14 Waisake Naholo
  • 13 Malakai Fekitoa
  • 11 Patrick Osborne
  • 10 Lima Sopoaga
  • 9 Aaron Smith
  • 8 Nasi Manu
  • 7 Dan Pryor
  • 6 Elliot Dixon
  • 5 Mark Reddish
  • 4 Alex Ainley
  • 3 Josh Hohneck
  • 2 Liam Coltman
  • 1 Brendon Edmonds
  • 12 Richard Buckman
RESERVES
  • 23 Shaun Treeby
  • 22 Marty Banks
  • 21 Fumiaki Tanaka
  • 20 Gareth Evans
  • 19 Joe Latta
  • 18 Ross Geldenhuys
  • 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown
  • 16 Ash Dixon
START LINE UP
  • 15 Damian McKenzie
  • 14 Bryce Heem
  • 13 Tim Nanai-Williams
  • 12 Sonny Bill Williams
  • 11 James Lowe
  • 10 Andrew Horrell
  • 9 Brad Weber
  • 8 Liam Messam
  • 7 Sam Cane
  • 6 Michael Fitzgerald
  • 5 Brodie Retallick
  • 4 Matt Symons
  • 3 Ben Tameifuna
  • 2 Hika Elliot
  • 1 Pauliasi Manu
RESERVES
  • 23 Seta Tamanivalu
  • 22 Marty McKenzie
  • 21 Kane Hammington
  • 20 Michael Leitch
  • 19 Mitchell Crosswell
  • 18 Jamie Mackintosh
  • 17 Siate Tokolahi
  • 16 Quentin MacDonald
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Preview: Highlanders v Chiefs

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:04

The Highlanders will hope that home ground advantage will see them advance to Super Rugby's semifinals for the first time in more than a decade.

The Highlanders will hope that home ground advantage will see them advance to Super Rugby's semifinals for the first time in more than a decade.

They face a Chiefs team that won the tournament twice in the last three years and determined to improve on last year's performance - when they were knocked out of the competition in the preliminary play-offs.

The Highlanders collected the second-most points in the competition, behind runaway leaders the Hurricanes, but were placed fourth on the standings as a result of the tournament's off-the-wall conference system.

The Chiefs, fifth on the official standings, would have been fourth had it not been for the conference system.

Apart from having homeground advantage, the Highlanders have also been boosted by the return from injury of inspirational leader and No.8 Nasi Manu, All Black centre Malakai Fekitoa and lock Mark Reddish.

"Nasi's a real spiritual leader for us," scrumhalf Aaron Smith said.

"He does a lot of key talking, to the big boys especially.

"He sets the mood with the way he plays, he's a pretty easy man to follow."

The Highlanders demolished the Chiefs 36-9 in Invercargill three weeks ago, scoring four unanswered tries.

And the Highlanders also snatched a late 20-17 win over the Chiefs in their other meeting, in Hamilton, in March - through two penalties after the Chiefs had dominated possession and territory.

"They're a very smart team and they've also got a real good culture down there," Chiefs captain Liam Messam said.

"It looks like they play for each other, so it's going to be a hell of game."

The Chiefs, winners in 2012 and 2013, have hooker Hika Elliot and flank Sam Cane back, while Brad Weber starts at scrumhalf after Chiefs dynamo Augustine Pulu fractured a forearm.

Manu felt the biggest pointer for this week could be that victory in Invercargill.

''We can take a little bit of confidence into the game from beating them," Manu said.

"But I guess play-offs are totally different. Both teams are going to be at their absolute best. It is going to be about executing their game plans and whatever team does that the best will come out on top.

''Play-offs are a little bit more special. There are no guarantees on next week so there is a little bit more edge. So I think this game is going to be huge.''

Manu expects the Chiefs to throw everything but the kitchen sink at the home side.

They have picked a big pack and will seek to monster the Highlanders up front.

Manu will be up for the fight, despite the recent enforced injury break.

''We are fighting to have another week and the Chiefs will be the same. I think we have a good game plan and it is all about how we execute it.''

''This week is all mental, really. We are going to be in dark places. Sometimes you don't have to be that fit - just be mentally tough.''

Players to watch:

For the Highlanders:
You never look past the Smiths, Ben and Aaron, as the creative force in the backline, while Malakai Fekitoa's return will also be a catalyst. However, the key will be flyhalf Lima Sopoaga's control and the direction he gives from flyhalf. While the hype is around the return of No.8 and co-captain Nasi Manu, the most improved player has been flank Dan Pryor. Mark Reddish is another key forward.

For the Chiefs: No doubt the return of Sonny Bill Williams means the Highlanders' defence will be on high alert, while Damian McKenzie and Tim Nanai-Williams can also do some serious damage on attack. Liam Messam will always lead from the front, even though some of his aggression at times are over the top, while Sam Cane is another big factor around the park. However, Brodie Retallick is the real muscle of the team, while Hika Elliot also brings lots of energy.

Head to head: Almost every position will bring with it some intrigue and entertainment, but op of that list will be in the midfield - where Malakai Fekitoa and Richard Buckman (Highlanders) are up against the Chiefs' famed strike force of Tim Nanai-Williams and Sonny Bill Williams. Nasi Manu  (Highlanders) against Liam Messam (Chiefs) will be another keenly contested showdown. The second row battle between Mark Reddish (Highlanders) and Brodie Retallick (Chiefs) could go a long way towards decided the tight forward exchanges.
 

Recent results:
2015: Highlanders won 36-9, Dunedin
2015: Highlanders won 20-17, Hamilton
2014: Highlanders won 29-25, Dunedin
2014: Chiefs won 21-19, Hamilton
2013: Chiefs won 19-7, Hamilton
2013: Chiefs won 41-27, Dunedin
2012: Chiefs won 27-21, Dunedin
2012: Highlanders won 23-19, Hamilton
2011: Chiefs won 20-7, Hamilton
2011: Highlanders won 23-13, Dunedin

Prediction: The Highlanders have won their last four in a row at home, with three of those wins coming by 18 points or more. Despite losing on their last two trips to Dunedin, the Chiefs had won six of their seven away meetings against the Highlanders before that. Both these sides have played in the qualifier once before, with both losing by fewer than five points last year. The Chiefs, however, have won five of their eight games overall when they have made it to the post-season, while the Highlanders have won just one of six which came in the 1999 semifinal - their most recent play-off match in Dunedin. Only the Brumbies conceded fewer tries than the Chiefs this season (27), while only two sides scored more tries than the Highlanders (54). The Chiefs have averaged the most offloads per game this season (17.5) while the Highlanders have allowed the most per game (13.6). The Chiefs have conceded the most turnovers per game this season (18.4), while opponents of the Highlanders have conceded more turnovers than against any other team (19.4). The Highlanders have scored a try in every game this season, while the only game the Chiefs emerged try-less from in the regular season was against the Highlanders in Round 16. The Highlanders also restricted the Chiefs to their lowest metre gain (333), defenders beaten (seven) and joint fewest clean breaks (5) in that game. Only TJ Perenara has scored more tries than Waisake Naholo this season (nine), who also boasts the third highest metres gained (1,200). There will not be much in it at the end, but the Highlanders should sneak it by a single score.

Teams:

Highlanders:
15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Brendon Edmonds.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Shaun Treeby.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 James Lowe, 10 Andrew Horrell, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Liam Messam (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Michael Fitzgerald, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Jamie Mackintosh, 19 Mitchell Crosswell, 20 Michael Leitch, 21 Kane Hammington, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Seta Tamanivalu.
 
Date: Saturday, June 20
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: The indoor stadium means the weather will have no real impact, but for the record there is a possibility of snow in the region - while Dunedin will have a high of 8°C and a low of 1°C
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
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Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

 

 

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Highlanders break 13-year drought

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:22

REPORT: The Highlanders reached Super Rugby's semifinals for the first time in 13 years, after they edged the Chiefs 24-14 on Saturday.

The Highlanders reached Super Rugby's semifinals for the first time in 13 years, after they edged the Chiefs 24-14 in a thrilling New Zealand derby in Dunedin on Saturday.

While the game produced only three tries, it was chock-full with intrigue, endeavour and entertainment.

The Highlanders now await the result of Saturday's other preliminary play-off match in Cape Town, between the Stormers and Brumbies, to find out if they travel to Wellington (to meet the table-topping Hurricanes) or Sydney (to face the Waratahs) in next week's semifinal round.

The Highlanders' set pieces were misfiring - with the Chiefs applying pressure in the scrums and even winning a penalty, while their line-outs were iffy at best.

The Chiefs' biggest problem was retaining possession on attack, with sloppy handling the major issue. They also struggled at the breakdown in the second half, as the Highlanders added more numbers.

However, the key factors were the Highlanders' effective play from set pieces, the quick pace of their counter-attacking game, their rush defence and the Chiefs' lack of discipline.

The game got off to a cracking start - which was sparked by a sublime Aaron Smith break round the blindside and quick hands resulting in Patrick Osborne going over after a sublime kick by Lima Sopoaga. However, the call was sent up to the TMO, who saw a foot in touch near the Chiefs 10-metre line - a decision that was met with loud howls of derision.

Sopoaga and Andrew Horrell exchanged penalties, as the teams remained level on the scoreboard.

Horrell missed one from near halfway and then hooked one past the left upright from about 35 metres out - as the teams stayed deadlocked at the end of the first quarter.

It was another moment of brilliance by Aaron Smith that brought the first try - the Highlanders scrumhalf breaking around the blind from a scrum near halfway, followed by sublime interplay with Waisake Naholo, before Smith gave the scoring pass for the wing to sprint over. Sopoaga was wide with the conversion attempt - 8-3 after 25 minutes..

Horrell, after a tackle-penalty right in front on the Highlanders 22, made it 6-8. And an offside penalty against Nasi Manu allowed Horrell to grab the lead for the Chiefs for the first time right on half-time - making it 9-8 at the break.

The two Smiths - first Ben and then Aaron - produced the moments of magic that got the Highlanders back in front after the restart. Ben Smith went on a weaving run that got the Highlanders inside the Chiefs 22. Then, from a scrum that became a ruck, Aaron Smith went round the blindside and drew a defender before  back-handed offload put Naholo over for his second try. Sopoaga's touchline conversion made it 15-9.

Sopoaga kicked a second penalty just short of the hour mark - 18-9.

A silly penalty, when Malakai Fekitoa rushed up too early at a scrum, allowed the Chiefs to work their way back into the Highlanders 22. Some hard work from the forwards saw Brodie Retallick worm his way over for the Chiefs' first try. Horrell pushed another kick wide - 14-18.

The Chiefs' poor discipline - when prop Ben Tameifuna offended at yet another ruck - allowed Sopoaga to make it a seven-point game - 21-14, with 15 minutes remaining.

The Chiefs now threw everything at the Highlanders and enjoyed a huge territorial advantage. However, their own sloppy play and lack of discipline continued to thwart their efforts to close the gap.

And it was a Sam Cane brain explosion that handed the Highlanders the penalty, which Sopoaga slotted from bang in front, that sealed a 24-14 win.

Man of the match: Sonny Bill Williams threatened at times, but was well-marked. Liam Messam, Michael Leitch, Sam Cane and Brodie Retallick provided the muscle up front. Retallick, in particular, was a brute. However, their most potent weapon was fullback Damien McKenzie, who constantly found holes in the Highlanders' defence. Ben Smith and Malakai Fekitoa were always a threat on attack, while Lima Sopoaga directed play well. The forwards all worked hard - with Nasi Manu and Dan Pryor the most productive. However, our award goes to Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith, who produced the most critical and counting plays - especially the breaks that resulted in Waisake Naholo's two tries.

Moment of the match: It has to be Waisake Naholo's second try, in the 43rd minute, after another sublime Aaron Smith break, that gave the Highlanders an advantage they never conceded. From there on the Chiefs were chasing the game and they failed to close the gap.

Villain of the match: None, not even the refere.

The scorers:

For the Highlanders:
Tries:
Naholo 2
Cons: Sopoaga
Pens: Sopoaga 4

For Chiefs:
Try:
Retallick
Pens: Horrell 3

Teams:

Highlanders:
15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Dan Pryor, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Brendon Edmonds.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Shaun Treeby.

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 James Lowe, 10 Andrew Horrell, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Liam Messam (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Michael Fitzgerald, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Jamie Mackintosh, 19 Mitchell Crosswell, 20 Michael Leitch, 21 Kane Hammington, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Seta Tamanivalu.
 
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)
 

Waisake Naholo (24min) and Waisake Naholo (43min)
TRIES
Brodie Retallick (60min)
Lima Sopoaga (44min)
CONVERSIONS
Lima Sopoaga (6min), Lima Sopoaga (57min), Lima Sopoaga (66min), and Lima Sopoaga (80min)
PENALTIES
Andrew Horrell (8min), Andrew Horrell (28min), and Andrew Horrell (40min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Dunedin
REFEREE Chris Pollock