The Highlanders get a narrow win over the Chiefs 28-27 in the first game of the Super Rugby Aotearoa at the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Bryn Gatland’s late dropped goal ensured the Highlanders will celebrate Dunedin’s world-first rugby union return with a courageous victory over the Chiefs.
For all the late drama, which saw Gatland turn match-winner and hand his father, Chiefs coach Warren, defeat.
Twice the Highlanders were reduced to 14 men as wing Jona Nareki and fullback Vilimoni Koroi, a late call up to the starting line-up after an injury to one-test All Blacks first-five Josh Ioane, were sent to the sin bin. Koroi in particular was fortunate to only receive a yellow card on debut for a nasty tip tackle.
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[Source:Super Rugby and Rugbypass]