An Andre Taylor penalty shot close to fulltime which missed came back to haunt the Hurricanes as it went down to the Highlanders 18-16 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tonight.
Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara scored the only try in what was a scrappy match dominated by turnover ball and the referees whistle. Beauden Barrett kicked two penalties in the match and Taylor added one after Barrett was injured.
Highlanders first five-eighth Hayden Parker was the difference in the match kicking five penalties and a dropped goal which proved to be the decisive moment in the game.
Highlanders 18 (Hayden Parker 5 pen, drop goal) beat Hurricanes 16 (TJ Perenara try; Beauden Barrett 2 pen; Andre Taylor pen, con) Halftime: 9-13.
What did you think of the match?