29 Apr 2017

Highlanders defeat Stormers 57-14

6:31 am on 29 April 2017

The Highlanders ran in nine tries tonight to defeat South Africa's Stormers 57-14 in Dunedin - their second consecutive thumping by a New Zealand team.

no caption

The Highlanders' Waisake Naholo goes for the try in tonight's game against the Stomers. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Fijian winger Patrick Osborne scored two tries and created another for centre Rob Thompson as the home side crossed five times in the first half on their way to their fifth straight win and a record points tally against the Stormers.

Winger Waisake Naholo and number eight Liam Squire also crossed before the break with Naholo adding his second and flanker Dillon Hunt, replacement hooker Greg Pleasants-Tate and replacement back Matt Faddes also scoring in the second half.

The Stormers, who lost 57-24 to the Canterbury Crusaders last week, scored the first and penultimate tries of the match through loose forward Nizaam Carr and replacement scrum half Dewaldt Duvenage but fell to their third successive defeat.

- Reuters