Hurricanes beat Cheetahs in Wellington



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Both the Hurricanes and the Cheetahs lost their respective Super Rugby matches last week so both teams will be coming off a loss and looking to end a losing streak.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Cheetahs win the first line out but they lose the ball so the Hurricanes kick and chase it but it gets dotted down by the Cheetahs behind the tryline.

2.00: The Hurricanes get the ball from the drop out but the Cheetahs soon turn the ball over and get the ball into the Hurricanes 22.

3.00:The Hurricanes turn the ball over and kick it out.

4.00: The Cheetahs win the line out and put the Hurricanes under some pressure with a drive in the Canes 22 but the home side turn the ball over and kick it out again.

5.00: The Cheetahs look like they are about to break through but Raymond Rhule chips the ball ahead and it goes straight to Beauden Barrett who works the ball into the Cheetahs 22 and after a couple of phases the Hurricanes stretch the Cheetahs defence and Dane Coles scores. TRY!

7.00: Beauden Barrett slots the conversion and the Hurricanes lead after the Cheetahs have done most of the attacking.

9.00: The Cheetahs hit straight back as Johann Sadie slips through the Canes defence and passes to Willie le Roux who scores under the posts. TRY!

10.00: Johan Goosen slots the conversion.

11.00: Penalty for not releasing to the Cheetahs. Goosen will kick for posts.

12.00: Goosen slots the penalty and the Cheetahs lead.

14.00: Another penalty to the Cheetahs and after a chat with each other the Cheetahs go for the line out. The Hurricanes contest the line out and the Cheetahs are unable to do anything with the ball.

16.00; Another penalty to the Cheetahs. This one they will kick for posts. Goosen nails it to extend the lead.

18.00: The Hurricanes get through the Cheetahs defence and Julian Savea has a powerful run across the Cheetahs 22 but the Cheetahs defend and turn the ball over.

19.00: As the Cheetahs counter attack they chip ahead and Beauden Barrett gets the ball and chips through and chases. He gathers the ball and scores. TRY!

20.00: Barrett adds the conversion and the Hurricanes lead.

21.00: This game is very loose. The Cheetahs are on the attack and Blade Thomson intercepts and gets into the Cheetahs 22 but no support comes and the ball eventually goes out.

22.00: The Cheetahs line out is won by the Hurricanes. They get the ball to the 5m line and win a penalty. The Hurricanes decide to kick for posts.

24.00: Barrett curls the penalty kick in.

27.00: The Cheetahs start to attack in the Hurricanes half and then Philip van der Walt brushes off a weak Hurricanes tackle and races through to score. TRY!

28.00: Johan Goosen adds the conversion. Cheetahs lead.

30.00: It looks like nothing is on really as the Hurricanes go through the motions in the Cheetahs 22 but then after some quick passing Chris Smylie slips through and scores. TRY!

31.00: Barrett misses the conversion.

32.00: Willie le Roux has a run and slips an inside ball to Sadie and the Cheetahs are suddenly 5m out. However as they continue to attack they concede a penalty. Barrett clears the ball.

34.00: Savea tries a chip and chase and almost gets the ball but he knocks on with space in front of him. Hurricanes have missed 9 tackles so far while the Cheetahs have missed 3.

35.00: We have the first scrum of the match.

36.00: Sarel Pretorius has a little run but is caught.

38.00: The Hurricanes go on the attack and then Conrad Smith slips a pass to James Marshall who runs in the bonus point TRY in the corner.

39.00: Barrett slots the conversion from the touchline.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time but the Cheetahs play on.

41.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. Barrett kicks the ball into touch. It’s half time.

The half time score was Hurricanes 29 Cheetahs 20

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

42.00: The Hurricanes make a strong start by working the ball into the Cheetahs 22. Conrad Smith almost gets through but Willie le Roux goes for an intercept but knocks on.  After some time and reviews from the TMO it is decided that it was an intentional knock on so Le Roux is yellow carded.

43.00:Barrett takes the resulting penalty kick but misses.

45.00: The Hurricanes get the ball from the restart and they stretch the Cheetahs defence and Barrett goes in for his second TRY!

46.00: Barrett slots the conversion.

48.00: Penalty on the halfway line for the Cheetahs as Johann Sadie gets some help from the medics. Goosen takes the shot but it’s short. Barrett clears the ball.

49.00: The Hurricanes (J.Savea) split the Cheetahs again and they are lining up to get the ball, Smylie is cut down just short but he gets the ball out and Jeremy Thrush scores. The TMO checks.

50.00: Barrett adds the conversion. Raymond Rhule looks injured.

51.00: There is a break in play as several players need medical help. Adriaan Strauss for one needs to come off for blood.

52.00: The Cheetahs get a driving maul going in the Hurricanes 22 but it is stopped. However after a few recycles Francois Uys bashes over and scores. TRY!

53.00: Goosen slots the conversion. Le Roux is back on.

56.00: There is another break in play as the players need some help.

57.00: We have the second scrum of the match. It is won by the Hurricanes and they run the ball into the Cheetahs half but on the 22m line they knock on. Another scrum.

58.00: The Cheetahs win the scrum and run the ball. They struggle to get through so they kick.

59.00: Julian Savea gets the ball and runs into the Cheetahs but is stopped. The Cheetahs turn the ball over but then they concede a penalty.

60.00: Barrett kicks for touch and for the line out.

61.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and go through the phases in the Cheetahs 22, with each phase they edge closer and then Matt Proctor goes over to score. TRY. We do however go to the TMO to check. It’s a TRY.

62.00: Barrett takes the conversion but misses. 21 point lead.

65.00: The game is very loose again. Julian Savea gets the ball on the wing and tries to race away but he is caught and falls awkwardly and needs help. Play continues and the Hurricanes get the ball to the 5m line.

67.00: After several phases of play Conrad Smit gets through and scores on his 100th Super Rugby cap and scores. TRY!

68.00: Barrett takes the conversion and misses.

72.00: The Cheetahs are not giving up here as they can still get a fourth try and bonus point.

73.00: Barrett comes off for the Hurricanes. He scored 23 points in the match. The Cheetahs win a line out on their 5m line and kick upfield.

74.00: The Hurricanes are also not giving up or sitting back. They still want to attack and work the ball back into the Cheetahs half but then it goes out. 8165 fans in attendance.

76.00: After a break in play the Hurricanes turn the ball over and slice through the Cheetahs and Alapati Leiua races in for the Hurricanes ninth TRY.

78.00: Marty Banks slots the conversion.

80.00; The siren goes and that is full time. The Hurricanes win.

The full time score is Hurricanes 60 (29) Cheetahs 27 (20)


Tries – D. Coles, B.Barrett 2, C.Smylie, J.Marshall, J.Thrush, M.Proctor, C.Smith, A. Leiua
Pen – B.Barrett
Con – B. Barrett 5, M Banks
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – W.Le Roux,P. van der Walt, F.Uys
Pen – J.Goosen 2
Con – J.Goosen 3
Drop –
Cards – W.Le Roux (42nd min yellow)

Match Officials
Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Mike Lash
TMO : Chris Wratt



1. Ben Franks,2. Dane Coles,3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Mark Reddish,6. Faifili Levave,7. Ardie Savea,8. Blade Thomson,9. Chris Smylie,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Hadleigh Parkes,13. Conrad Smith (c),14. Alapati Leiua,15. James Marshall

Replacements :16. Motu Matu’u,17. Chris Eves,18. John Schwalger,19. James Broadhurst,20. Jack Lam,21. TJ Perenara,22. Matt Proctor,23. Marty Banks


1 Caylib Oosthuizen ,2 Adriaan Strauss (c ) ,3 Maks van Dyk ,4 Lodewyk de Jager ,5 Francois Uys ,6 Boom Prinsloo ,7 Lappies Labuschagne ,8 Philip van der Walt ,9 Sarel Pretorius ,10 Johan Goosen ,11 Raymond Rhule ,12 Francois Venter ( vc) ,13 Johann Sadie ,14 Cornal Hendricks ,15 Willie le Roux

Replacments : 16. Ryno Barnes ,17. Trevor Nyakane ,18. Rossouw de Klerk ,19. Andries Ferreira ,20. Jean Cook ,21. Shaun Venter ,22. Elgar Watts ,23. Hennie Daniller.

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