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Hurricanes beat Stormers in Wellington


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Current Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes kick off the action this weekend at home in Wellington where they host South Africa’s Stormers.

The Hurricanes have won their last five Super Rugby matches but are third in the New Zealand Conference and sixth place overall.

The Stormers have beaten the New Zealanders, four of the last five matches going back to 2010.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick-off.

BEEP! BEEP! We are underway.

1.00: It’s all Hurricanes at the moment.

3.00: The Cape team win a penalty. Robert du Preez will have a shot at goal.

5.00: PENALTY! The Stormers have the lead.

7.00: The Canes need to get their hands on the ball. But, the Stormers have possession and are moving down the field.

8.00: TRY Corey Jane! A kicking duel is ensuing, Beauden Barrett does what he does. A cross-kick is caught by Jane and he runs in for the opening try.

9.00: The conversion is good.

11.00: The Stormers win a huge scrum penalty. Big scrum from the South Africans.

14.00: The Hurricanes are starting to find their rhythm. Somehow, the visitors lose the ball and the hosts have a scrum on the Stormers’ 22.

16.00: TRY Jordy Barrett! Glen Jackson is calling to the TMO to check grounding. Nizaam Carr brings the ball into the in-goal area but Jordy Barrett rips the ball from Carr; it’s a miracle.

17.00: The fullback pushes his kick wide. The try came from a nice grubber-kick TJ Perenara.

20.00: The Stormers have not done much wrong but somehow, they find themselves behind the eight-ball and fighting to get back in this game.

22.00: YELLOW CARD! Bongi Mbonambi is in the bin. The Hurricanes win a penalty and go to the lineout maul. 

24.00: TRY Julian Savea! Oh wow! Barrett kicks across field again, Savea collects, pops to Jordy Barrett on the switch. Barrett, getting tackled into touch, offloads to the winger and he crashes over. Brilliant.

25.00: TRY Ramone Samuels! The Stormers get one back from a driving maul. 

26.00: Robert du Preez adds the extras.

29.00: The Stormers have some possession. They’ve fought their way back but, cannot concede so close to the break.

30.00: The Hurricanes are penalised for obstruction, in good field position. SP Marais clears and the Stormers have the lineout.

31.00: Glen Jackson warns Perenara about multiple infringements.

32.00: TRY Jordie Barrett gets a double. It’s another cross-kick between the brothers. 

33.00: The conversion is wide.

38.00: The Hurricanes are dominating possession and territory. The Stormers win a penalty.

39.00: PENALTY! SP Marais kicks the penalty as Du Preez goes off for an injury. 

40.00: PENALTY! SP Marais kicks another penalty before the break and has his team back in contention. 

The half-time score was Hurricanes 22 Stormers 16

41.00: The second half is underway!

43.00: The Canes holding a strong line as the Stormers fight to find a way through.

44.00: The Stormers get another penalty and will kick for goal.

45.00: PENALTY! SP Marais. 

48.00: The Stormers are getting their groove back. They’ve brought the scores within touching distance but can they keep this up?

51.00: PENALTY! SP Marais has levelled the scores with his fourth penalty goal. The Cape team has found a way back into the contest through the boot of the fullback and some dominant forward play.

53.00: The Hurricanes have possession and win a penalty after Siya Kolisi gives away another penalty at the breakdown.

55.00: The Stormers are under intense pressure but are holding the hosts.

56.00: Barrett kicks to touch. The Stormers are hanging on here.

60.00: The Stormers have repelled the Hurricanes’ attack. They are under pressure, still but have shored up the defence.

62.00: The scrum is reset.

64.00: TRY Ngani Laumape! The Stormers resistance is broken after sustained pressure by the hosts. 

65.00: Barrett misses another conversion. He has not had a good night from the tee.

68.00: The Stormers are attacking inside the Hurricane’s 22. They take the lineout and set up a driving maul.

69.00: YELLOW CARD! Brad Shields is sent to the bin. 

70.00: The Hurricanes survive the Stormers pressure and are out of jail. Can they hold out while a man down?

72.00: TRY Luamape! The centre gets his second of the game and might have finished the Stormers off.

73.00: The conversion is good. It all stemmed from Beauden Barrett’s kick to Savea. The winger barges downfield and offloads to the centre, who gets his double. Game over.

77.00: The Stormers can’t find a way back. The Hurricanes have had that extra bit of quality that has made the difference; that and the Barrett brothers.

79.00: TRY Beauden Barrett! Wow. Who else? 

80.00: Jordie Barrett puts the icing on the cake. That’s the ball game. 

Full-time Hurricanes 41 Stormers 22

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Final score: Hurricanes 41 (22) Stormers 22 (16)


Tries – Jane. J Barrett (2), J. Savea, Luamape (2), B. Barrett
Pen –
Con – J. Barrett (3)
Drop –
Cards – Shields (Yellow, 70th minute)

Tries – Samuels
Pen – Du Preez, SP Marais (4)
Con – Du Preez
Drop –
Cards – Mbonambi (Yellow, 22nd minute)

Match Officials
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 2: Ben O’Keeffe
TMO: Glenn Newman



15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.

Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Michael Kainga, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ben Lam.

Stormers: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Oliver Kebble, 19 John Schickerling, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

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