Might be too little to late for the Blues. Highlanders have possession deep in their territory. It looks like they will run out of time.
Collapsed maul, turnover ball. Blues will have another shot here. Four minutes to go they will have to be quick.
The clock has stopped as we wait for the scrum to set.
The clock is back on but the scrum is still not set. Tick, tock, this is killing the Blues.
Just over three minutes remaining.
Oh dear, Blues concede a freekick.
That is it surely. The Highlanders signal that they want another scrum. And it doesn't look like there will be enough time.
Wow. Blues penalty now. Two minutes left.
Noakes kicks it out. Lineout on halfway.
The time to win the game appears to be over. Now it's about the bonus point.
Highlanders defending well again. Blues with the ball on the 22.
30 seconds left. The Blues can't win the game.
Turnover, the Highlander have it.
But they give possession straight back. Time is up, Blues just playing for the bonus point now.
Blues have the advantage.
They have a penalty. They must surely take the three points and earn a bonus?
They do. Noakes lines up the shot at goal and this will be the last kick of the game.
Noakes has screwed his kick wide. The Blues have got nothing from this game. The Highlanders have won 29-21.
Thrilling finish but in the end the Highlanders deserved their win. Great little cameo from Benji Marshall in the last 20 minutes, but overall Sir JK will be disappointed with the Blues' opening performance.