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Highlanders beat Chiefs 36-9 in Super Rugby

Highlanders stay in playoffs hunt, beat Chiefs 36-9 in Super Rugby

Highlanders beat Chiefs 36-9 in Super Rugby

Winger Waisake Naholo scored his ninth try of the season as the Highlanders beat the Chiefs 36-9 Saturday to stay in playoffs contention in Super Rugby.

Naholo remained the leading tryscorer in this year's tournament and showed why New Zealand rugby officials are working hard to dissuade him from leaving for France later this season, to eventually make himself available for All Blacks selection.

Naholo's brilliant solo try in the 42nd minute emphasized his remarkable talent and helped to clinch the match for the Highlanders, who led 11-3 at halftime. From a standing start near halfway he beat Chiefs scrumhalf Augustine Pulu and then, at full pace, sharply changed direction to elude flanker Sam Cane and to distance the last of the Chiefs' defense.


Updated : 2021-09-27 15:56 GMT+08:00