29 Feb 2020

Recap: Highlanders vs Rebels

6:05 am on 29 February 2020

The Highlanders have suffered their first home loss to the Melbourne Rebels in Dunedin.

The 2015 champions were beaten 28-22 at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.

Adding to a disappointing night for the Highlanders was a serious ankle injury to captain James Lentjes, who left the field in the first half on a medical vehicle.

The result left them bottom of the New Zealand conference, with just one win from four matches.