With a 44-28 win over the Waratahs the Highlanders are now in third place on the New Zealand conference. Deft moves from Richard Buckman, Liam Coltman, Tevita Li. Rob Thompson, Daniel Lienert-Brown and Lima Sopoaga proved too much for the Waratahs.
After the Highlanders won scrum penalty, Marty Banks for the Waratahs fought valiantly to notch a penalty in the beginning of the game and managed to up the score to 13-7 five minutes before halftime. Even though the second half began well for the Waratahs, the Highlanders cleverly manipulated play to regain and maintain their lead till the end of play.