Highlanders defeat Cats

The Highlanders have defeated the Cats 16-12 during their Super 12 match in Johannesburg on Friday.

The game was marred by mistakes and poor handling. Despite having over 60% of both possession and territory, the Cats were only able to score through the boot of Andre Pretorius.

The Highlanders scored a try through Craig Newby in the first half of the game.

The Cats had several attacking opportunities but were unable to penetrate the impressive defence of the Highlanders.

Andre Pretorius was only able to slot 4 of his 6 attempts at goal.

Captain of the Cats, Wikus van Heerden, after the match said “What a huge disappointment for our loyal supporters. We played with so much pride, but failed to take our chances and committed far too many handling errors.”

The win marks the third consecutive win by the Highlanders against South African sides, having previously recorded victories against the Sharks and Bulls.

Highlanders - Try: Craig Newby; Conversion: Ben Blair; Penalties: Blair (3)

Cats - Penalties: Andre Pretorius (4)

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