Highlanders beat Lions in Super Rugby

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Highlanders beat Lions in Super Rugby

Highlanders winger Matt Faddes scored two tries as the Dunedin team beat the Lions 34-15 on Saturday to end the Johannesburg team's unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season.

Faddes scored the only try of the first half, fetching a grubber kick from flyhalf Lima Sopoaga to create a 10-8 halftime lead.
Highlanders beat Lions in Super Rugby

The Highlanders scored three long-range tries at the start of the second half to take contro: fullback Ben Smith and Faddes scored from intercepts in the first four minutes after halftime and center Malakai Fekitoa finished a sprawling movement for the Highlanders' fourth try which gave them a 31-3 lead. Flyhalf Lima Sopaga kicked 14 points.
The Lions rallied and denied the Highlanders a bonus point with second half tries to Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Ruan Ackermann.

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