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There’s huge stakes on the line when the Highlanders host the Bulls in Dunedin tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 5:35pm AEST.
If the 2019 Super Rugby season were to come to an end right this minute then the Highlanders would be sitting outside of the finals while the Bulls get in – but that could all change, and very quickly.
The Highlanders are perched just outside that top eight that will make it into the quarterfinals. Get a win tonight and they’ll be level with the Sharks in eighth on wins, missing out only due to points difference.
The Bulls have a little more certainty in their favour – with seven wins to their name, they’re on par with a side like the Rebels and a notch ahead of the Sharks.
They’ve got a tough one facing the Lions in Johannesburg next week though, and if they were to lose both of their last two matches in this season they could just miss out.
A win tonight cements the Bulls as a finals side, while for the Highlanders it is desperately needed to keep them in the mix.
Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 5:35pm AEST.
Josh McKay, Waisake Naholo, Rob Thompson, Sio Tomkinson, Tevita Li, Josh Ioane, Aaron Smith, Luke Whitelock (c), James Lentjes, Liam Squire, Tom Franklin, Jackson Hemopo, Tyrel Lomax, Liam Coltman, Ayden Johnstone
Reserves: Ash Dixon, Sef Fa’agase, Siate Tokolahi, Josh Dickson, Shannon Frizell, Kayne Hammington, Marty Banks, Thomas Umaga-Jensen
Divan Rossouw, Cornal Hendricks, Dylan Sage, Burger Odendaal, Johnny Kotze, Handre Pollard (c), Embrose Papier, Marco van Staden, Hanro Liebenberg, Ruan Steenkamp, RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Trevor Nyakane, Schalk Brits, Lizo Gqoboka
Reserves: Jaco Visagie, Simphiwe Matanzima, Wiehahn Herbst, Jannes Kirsten, Johan Grobbelaar, Ivan van Zyl, Manie Libbok, JT Jackson
Where: Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium
When: 5:35pm AEST
TV: Fox Sports
Referee: Angus Gardner (AUS)