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Hurricanes beat Reds in Wellington

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Article Published: Friday 25 April 2014|

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Hurricanes and the Reds the Hurricanes have won four and the Reds have won one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Quade Cooper kicks off and we are underway.

2.00:  The Reds have the ball and are trying to attack but the Hurricanes are keeping them on the half way line.

4.00: Long sequences of play between the teams with no one really taking control.

5.00: Penalty to the Reds. Cooper kicks for touch and the line out.

7.00: The Reds win the line out. Cooper sucks in a defender and  Beau Robinson makes some ground and passes to Ben Lucas who goes in to score the first TRY!

8.00: Cooper misses the conversion.

11.00: The Hurricanes work the ball down to the Reds 22 but they knock on. The Reds win the scrum and clear the ball to the half way line.

13.00:The Reds win another penalty from the ruck. They kick for touch and then win the line out, they try to move the ball down the wing but they lose it and the Hurricanes counter attack.

15.00: The Hurricanes work the ball to the 5m line and win a penalty. Perenara doesn't hear the whistle and scores a phantom try. Barrett kicks for touch and the line out. The Reds win the line out and kick for touch.

16.00: The Hurricanes attack in the Reds 22, Andre Taylor slips through and sets up Cory Jane who races in to the corner and scores. TRY!

17.00: Beauden Barrett misses the conversion from the touchline.

21.00: The Hurricanes concede a penalty at the ruck. Cooper takes the penalty kick from about 45m out. He nails it. The Reds lead again.

23.00: The Hurricanes manage to stretch the Reds on the wing and Cory Jane slips through for a second TRY! Special mention for Victor Vito and Dane Coles in the build up.

24.00: Barrett misses the conversion but the Hurricanes lead.

28.00: The Hurricanes try to kick upfield but they catch a couple of players offside so the Reds have a penalty. Cooper takes the shot and nails it. The Reds lead.

33.00: The Hurricanes go on the attack in the Reds half. They make some ground but then the Reds turn it over. Genia kicks upfield but his kick goes out on the full.

37.00: The Reds go on the attack and show good continuity as they work the ball from their half to the Hurricanes 22. The Hurricanes however survive and they kick the ball into touch.

39.00: The Hurricanes concede another penalty so Cooper will get another kick. He takes the shot and nails it.

It's half time.

The half time score was Hurricanes 10 Reds 14 

The Hurricanes kick off and we are underway with the second half.

41.00: The Hurricanes make a powerful start to the match. They get to the Reds line but lose the ball, the Reds kick it out but fail to find touch so the Hurricanes attack all over again.

42.00: After a long opening sequence the Reds concede a penalty for not rolling away. Barrett will kick for posts.

43.00: Barrett takes the kick but just misses.

46.00:The Hurricanes continue to attack and they get the ball up to the 5m line. They have a couple of goes at the line and then Perenara snipes from short range and scores. TRY!

47.00: Barrett slots the conversion and the Hurricanes lead again.

49.00: The Hurricanes have the Reds on the backfoot. They are constantly attacking the Reds in their 22. The Reds are struggling to get the ball and can't get out of their 22.

51.00: The Hurricanes have another run into the Reds 22 but this time Victor Vito loses the ball.

54.00: The Hurricanes continue to dominate the Reds. They get back into the Reds 22 and set up a line out in the Reds 22. The Reds win the line out and Genia boots the ball to the half way line.

57.00: The Hurricanes go on the attack again in the Reds 22. They manage to stretch the Reds outwide and Cory Jane goes over for his hat trick TRY and the Bonus point for the Hurricanes.

59.00: Beauden Barrett takes the conversion kick from the touchline and misses.

60.00: Nick Frisby comes on for Will Genia.

62.00: The Hurricanes win a penalty in front of the posts in the Reds 22 for hands in the ruck. Barrett lines up for a kick.

63.00: Barrett slots the penalty.

65.00: Jack Lam comes off for the Hurricanes. The Reds have the ball in the Hurricanes 22. The Reds start to drive for the line and James Hanson goes over. TRY!

67.00: Quade Cooper takes the conversion and nails it.

69.00: The Reds are coming back a little. They try to attack down the wing and kick upfield but Vito wins the race to the ball.

73.00: The match is being played near the half way line. Both sides still in the match and fighting for it.

75.00: Barrett slips a pass to Bateman and he slips a pass to Ardie Savea at pace and he dives over to score the Hurricanes fifth TRY!

76.00: Barett slots the conversion.

77.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. Barrett takes the shot and nails it.

80.00: The siren sounds as the Hurricanes win a penalty. The Reds turn the ball over and have a run but the ball goes out. That is it. Full time.

The  full time score is Hurricanes 35 (10) Reds 21 (14)


Tries - C.Jane 3, TJ. Perenara, A.Savea
Pen - B.Barrett 2
Con - B.Barrett 2
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - B.Lucas, J.Hanson 
Pen - Q.Cooper 3
Con - Q.Cooper
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1: Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 2: Shane McDermott
TMO: Vinny Munro



1. Ben Franks,2. Dane Coles,3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. James Broadhurst,6. Faifili Levave,7. Jack Lam,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Alapati Leiua,13. Conrad Smith (c),14. Cory Jane,15. Andre Taylor

Replacements : 16. Motu Matu'u,17. Chris Eves,18. Reggie Goodes,19. Blade Thomson,20. Ardie Savea,21. Chris Smylie,22. Tim Bateman,23. Matt Proctor


1. Ben Daley , 2. Saia Fainga'a , 3. James Slipper , 4. Rob Simmons , 5. James Horwill (C) (100th Queensland cap) , 6. Eddie Quirk , 7. Beau Robinson , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Will Genia (VC) , 10. Quade Cooper , 11. Jamie-Jerry Taulagi , 12. Mike Harris , 13. Ben Tapuai (50th Queensland cap) , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. Ben Lucas

Replacements : 16. James Hanson , 17. Greg Holmes , 18. Jono Owen , 19. Ed O'Donoghue , 20. Curtis Browning , 21. Nick Frisby , 22. Anthony Fainga'a , 23. Rod Davies

*Albert Anae (prop/hooker) also travelled with the team for the two-match tour of New Zealand.

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