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Blues vs Highlanders – Super Rugby Pacific in Dunedin

Blues vs Highlanders
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The mighty Blues will play the Highlanders in round 6 of Super Rugby Pacific. This game is at home Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin and kick-off is at 7:05pm. Bring your friends and family along to support the boys in blue. Come and show your passion and support and make sure you get your tickets!

Follow the Super Rugby Pacific live Rugby match between Highlanders and Blues with Eurosport. The match starts at 04:35 on 26 March 2022.

DATE FIXTURE VENUE TV
2022 March 26  Blues vs Highlanders  Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin SKY Sports

Blues vs Highlanders – Super Rugby Pacific

That wraps up Tribe’s coverage of this one, with the Blues too strong in the second 40 running away with this game. We are just getting started in round 4 of Super Rugby pacific, with the Rebels and Brumbies coming right up.

The Highlanders will be far from happy! They had this game for the taking after the first half, but went to sleep to start the second 40 as the Blues ran riot. Their defence went to sleep as the Blues were able to find space especially out wide with some razzle dazzle footy.

Their forwards who were dominate in the first 40, struggled to match the Blues, especially in close range to the breakdown as the hosts were able to find metres down there. It doesn’t matter how the first half went, it is chalked up as another lost to the Highlanders as their struggles in 2022 carry on.

All over here in what was a classic game of two halves. The Blues were hopeless in the first half as the Highlanders got on the front foot. However it was a different Blues side that came out in the second 40, with the combination of Perofeta and Sullivan lifting their side back into the game.

Their forwards really aimed up in the middle of the paddock, with a strong effort from youngster Taine Plumtree a real standout while the usual likes of Papalii and Sotutu where outstanding. The Blues nearly went to sleep again to finish that game, but this week managed to hold their nerve and get the W with ease in the end.

Highlanders v Blues – 4:35pm, Saturday 26th March, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 

  1. Daniel Lienert-Brown
  2. Liam Coltman
  3. Jermaine Ainsley
  4. Manaaki Selby-Rickit
  5. Josh Dickson
  6. Shannon Frizell
  7. James Lentjes (Co-Vice Captain)
  8. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u
  9. Aaron Smith (Captain)
  10. Mitch Hunt (Co-Vice Captain)
  11. Mosese Dawai
  12. Scott Gregory
  13. Fetuli Paea
  14. Ngatungane Punivai
  15. Sam Gilbert

Reserves

16. Andrew Makalio

17. Ayden Johnstone

18. Josh Hohneck

19. Fabian Holland *

20. Gareth Evans

21. Folau Fakatava

22. Vilimoni Koroi

23. Hugh Renton

*Debut

Injured: Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Groin), Liam Coombes-Fabling (Knee), Josh Timu (Knee)

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