RECAP: Highlanders v Waratahs
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round Four encounter between the Highlanders and Waratahs in Dunedin.
The Highlanders defeated the NSW Waratahs (49-12) in their most recent meeting in Super Rugby (Round 18, 2019) – the biggest win by either side in the history of this fixture.
The Highlanders have won their last five Super Rugby home matches on the bounce against the NSW Waratahs after winning only one of their first seven meetings prior on home turf.
The NSW Waratahs have lost their last 11 Super Rugby matches; only once in the history of the competition has any Australian team endured a longer losing streak (Rebels – 12 games from April 2011 to March 2012).
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Highlanders: 15 Josh Ioane, 14 Sio Tomkinson, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Scott Gregory, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Kayne Hammington, 8 Kazuki Himeno, 7 Billy Harmon, 6 James Lentjes, 5 Bryn Evans, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon (captain), 1 Ethan de Groot.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Hugh Renton, 21 James Arscott, 22 Sam Gilbert, 23 Teariki Ben-Nicholas.
Waratahs: 15 Jack Maddocks, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Izaia Perese, 12 Lalakai Foketi, 11 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon (captain), 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Carlo Tizzano, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Jack Whetton, 4 Jeremy Williams, 3 Darcy Breen, 2 David Porecki, 1 Andrew Tuala.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Chris Talakai, 18 TBC, 19 Sam Caird, 20 Will Harris, 21 Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 22 Jack Grant, 23 Tane Edmed.
Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant referees: James Doleman, Jono Brendin
TMO: Chris Hart