Home team Away Team


16 - 18


  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 16th May 2014
  • KO 08:35
  • Ground: TBA

Super Rugby: Highlanders stay in the hunt via the boot of Hayden Parker

Last updated: 16th May 2014  

James Broasdhurst Hurricanes v Highlanders SR 2014

James Broadhurst bursts through for the Hurricanes

Hayden Parker Victor Vito Highlanders Hurricanes

Hayden Parker is tackled by Victor Vito

Related links


Also see

The Highlanders moved back into play-off contention after they edged out the Hurricanes 18-16 in Wellington.

The boot of Hayden Parker proved to be the difference between the two sides, with the Highlanders fly-half landing five penalties and a drop goal.

By contrast, Andre Taylor missed a kickable effort with 10 minutes left that could have won it for the hosts.

The Hurricanes did score the only try of the match through TJ Perenara but despite some sustained spells of pressure they were denied.


There was little to choose between the two sides in the first half as Beauden Barrett and Parker swapped penalties.

However, the Hurricanes crossed just before the break when Perenara got one over his All Blacks rival Aaron Smith by knocking the ball out of his grasp at the back of a scrum to score.

Taylor converted but the Highlanders had the final word of the half as Parker slotted over a penalty.

Parker was on target again at the start of the second period, before Taylor restored the home side’s four-point lead from 45m out.

Parker, though, was on fire and a long-range penalty and a 15m drop goal moved the Highlanders in front.

Taylor should have kicked the Hurricanes into the lead but his effort went wide, while Perenara was denied a match-winning try when the TMO ruled Ash Dixon had illegally obstructed the defence.

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet
Forthcoming Super Rugby Fixtures
Super Rugby
Friday 6th March
Super Rugby
06:35Chiefs vs Highlanders
08:40Brumbies vs Western Force
Saturday 7th March
06:35Blues vs Lions
08:40Reds vs Waratahs
15:05Cheetahs vs Bulls
17:10Stormers vs Sharks
Friday 13th March
06:35Hurricanes vs Blues
11:00Western Force vs Melbourne Rebels
Saturday 14th March
03:30Crusaders vs Lions
06:35Highlanders vs Waratahs
08:40Reds vs Brumbies
13:00Stormers vs Chiefs
15:05Cheetahs vs Sharks
Friday 20th March
06:35Highlanders vs Hurricanes
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Lions
Saturday 21st March
06:35Crusaders vs Cheetahs
15:05Bulls vs Western Force
17:10Sharks vs Chiefs
Sunday 22nd March
05:05Waratahs vs Brumbies
Friday 27th March
06:35Hurricanes vs Melbourne Rebels
09:00Reds vs Lions
Saturday 28th March
05:30Chiefs vs Cheetahs
06:35Highlanders vs Stormers
08:40Waratahs vs Blues
15:05Sharks vs Western Force

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com