Under 20 Super Rugby Tournament Reps

Logan Wakefield and Tupou Lea'aemanu are away with the Bunnings Warehouse Under 20 Super Rugby Tournament. 

Besides the rugby they are having a blast, having lots of fun. Training hard and making friends. Just what rugby is all about.

https://www.superrugby.co.nz/u20/

 

New Zealand Barbarians 43 (Nikora Broughton, Mason Milham, William Gualter, Joel Cobb, Takai Fabish, Tupou Faiana-Lea’aema tries; Josh Jacomb 5 con, pen) 

Highlanders 24 (Semisi Tupou-Taeiloa, Fabian Holland, Jeremiah Asi tries; Cameron Millar 3 con, pen) HT: 8-14

An inspired second half charged the New Zealand Barbarians to an historic first-ever victory over the Highlanders. 

Down 14-8 at the break the Barbarians produced some dazzling attack to win the second-half 35-10. 

A try scored by William Gualter from a penalty tap when the Barbarians narrowly led 22-17 demonstrated their superior ambition and ingenuity. 

No.8 Nikora Broughton had his back turned to the defence, five-metres out from the Highlanders line, and nonchalantly kicked the ball behind his head and into the hands of the alert centre. It was a complete surprise, one the Highlanders never really recovered from. 

Broughton was a beast throughout. In the 26th minute he scored the Barbarians first try, smashing over from a maul after opposite Semisi Tupou-Taeiloa performed the same feat for the Highlanders in the 12th minute. 

Shortly after halftime Broughton was involved in a try which forewarned the Highlanders of their impending struggle. Second-five Alfred Nonu powered into a hole linking with Broughton who supplied openside Karl Ruzichto; setting up wing Mason Milham in the corner.

First-five Josh Jacomb played with authority and creativity. Down 17-15 his precise cross-kick to the right wing of Joel Cobb was as good as any. It was the seventh and final lead change of a game that roared to life after a subdued, stumbling start.

Halfback Noah Hotham and lock Fabin Holland were most effective for the Highlanders. The Barbarians eye-catching rally will put the rest of the competition on notice.

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