27 May 2013

Highlanders suffer one-point loss to the Force

5:49 am on 27 May 2013

The Western Force fullback Jayden Hayward kicked the match-winning penalty to seal a 19-18 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Saturday night's wooden spoon battle in Perth.

In a match dominated by the boot, the Highlanders hit the lead in the 77th minute when five-eighth Colin Slade nailed a 51-metre penalty.

But Hayward had the final laugh against his former side, making no mistake with his 79th-minute attempt from 24m out on a slight angle.

Elsewhere, the Cheetahs beat the Southern Kings 34-22, the Stormers beat the Queensland Reds 20-15 and the Bulls beat the Sharks 18-16.