Highlanders v French Barbarians
Pretty average game thus far.
Rapido last edited by
Young pivot, Josh Ioane, will also get one more opportunity to be the apprentice to the Sorcerer Lima Sopoaga
Must ba an autocorrect from "piker".
Half time: Highlanders 5 - 3 French Barbarians
Boring first half.
Great try from Josh McKay, one of the few players I would give a pass mark thus far. Good pass from E Dixon.
Try Sopoaga. Good to see him score in his last game in Invercargill. The French had it coming ... The Landers have been camping in their 22 for most of the second half.
17 - 3 Highlanders
Try Greg Pleasants-Tate after a driving maul.
22 - 3 Landers
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I'd like to see how many rucks Buckman hit tonight as opposed to Elliot Dixon
Try Thompson, courtesy of Buckman, who's had a great game.
29 -3 Landers. Time's almost up.
Consolation try for Bonneval after a great break from Penaud.
Full time: Highlanders 29 - 10 French Barbarians.
Second half was reasonably good to watch. The score flatters the Landers a bit, because McKay's try was scored after a forward pass that wasn't spotted by the officials.
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Parkinson was the stand out player IMO. Safe target in the lineout, probably solid at scrum time (the Highlanders' scrum had the upper hand), effective driving and great workrate. It is quite odd that it was his first start of the season. How such a player could have been ignored by Hammett ?