Wellington: Otago Highlanders finished strongly to upset Wellington Hurricanes 30-14 in Dunedin on Friday and boost their chances of a play-off berth.
The Highlanders scored four tries to two in a fixture that saw both teams evenly matched until midway through the second half.
The result consolidates the Highlanders’ spot in the top eight, lifting them above Waikato Chiefs, who face a tough assignment against defending champions Canterbury Crusaders Saturday.
It also extends their home winning streak to 12 and is the second straight loss for the Hurricanes, who until last week were challenging the Crusaders at the top of the table. (AFP)