Southern Kings

Hurricanes beat Southern Kings in Wellington



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The Southern Kings have a tough second tour match in the New Zealand capital this weekend when they play the Hurricanes at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Saturday morning.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The teams are coming on to the field.
0.01: Demetri Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway.
2.00: The Southern Kings win the first line out but soon after they concede a penalty. They kick for touch.
3.00: The Hurricanes work the ball into the Kings 22 and then Savea makes ground and the Hurricanes recycle and Ben May powers over for the first TRY!
3.00:Beauden Barrett adds the conversion.
4.00: The Southern Kings see some space behind the Hurricanes defence and they kick deep but the Hurricanes get back to defend.
6.00: Kings get a free kick after a scrum just outside the 22 but as they get to the 22 they pass the ball forward. Hurricanes scrum.
9.00: Hurricanes win a penalty from a scrum just outside the Kings 22. Barrett kicks for posts and nails it.
12.00:The Hurricanes (Andre Taylor) kicks the ball way downfield and Julian Savea chases. The Kings however get back and save the try.
14.00: Taylor makes a break through the Hurricanes but there is obstruction (Perenara) so the Kings have a penalty. They kick for touch.
15.00: The Southern Kings work the ball into the Hurricanes 22. They set up a line out about 8m out. They win the line out and  Steven Sykes darts straight through the Hurricanes and scores their first TRY!
16.00:Catrakilis adds the conversion.
18.00: Hurricanes win an attacking scrum just outside the Kings 22, they go to right then they change side and a long pass goes out to Conrad Smith who  goes over for the second TRY!
20.00: Barrett adds the conversion.
22.00: Penalty to the Kings. Catrakilis will kick for posts. He nails the kick.
25.00: Ben May concedes a penalty for a late charge on Catrakilis after a deep kick downfield. We go to where the ball landed for the penalty. Catrakilis takes the kick and nails it.
27.00: Hurricanes win a line out in the Kings 22. They move the ball wide as Save makes a break and then the Kings give a penalty away. Perenara takes it quickly and comes close to scoring but he is held and is short.
28.00: The Kings lose Hadleigh Parkes with what looks like could be a serious arm injury. Waylon Murray comes on.
29.00: The Hurricanes win a scrum 5m out and they go wide and Perenara snipes and scores the third Canes TRY!
30.00: Barrett misses the conversion.
32.00: The Kings enjoy some attacking ball but they get concede an accidental free kick for obstruction. The Hurricanes win the scrum and attack.
34.00: The Kings win a line out and move the ball out to their backs but hit a wall of defence from the Hurricanes. They change sides and at the breakdown Eaton plays the ball on the ground so Catrakilis gets a shot at the posts. He takes the shot and nails it.
37.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. Barrett takes the shot and hits the post. The Kings regather and Whitehead kicks the ball out to safety.
39.00: Hurricanes attack again in the Kings 22. They go to the corner and Jeremy Thrush scores the bonus point TRY!
40.00: Beauden Barrett takes the conversion kick and he nails it. It’s half time.
The half time score was Hurricanes 29 Southern Kings 16
Barrett kicks off and the second half is underway.
41.00: The Hurricanes concede an early penalty. Catrakilis kicks for touch.
43.00: Conrad Smith almost gets away on the wing but he loses control of the ball.
46.00: Both teams going through the motions testing each other’s defence. No one is really making a break through.
48.00: The Southern Kings look like they are not making too much progress and then suddenly George Whitehead gets through a gap and he sets up Ronnie Cook scores the the Kings second TRY!!
49.00: Catrakilis adds the conversion.
52.00: The Hurricanes take a step up. They attack but get frustrated and kick for the corner. The Kings take the ball out so the Canes have a 5m attacking line out Dane Coles comes off. The Kings defend the line out and kick deep.
55.00: The Kings get the ball into the Hurricanes 22 and they have an attacking scrum. They win the scrum and go wide.
57.00: The attack is slow but steady. The Hurricanes start to push them back a bit but then Cooke gets through and passes to Sergeal Petersen but he is pushed into touch.
59.00: The Southern Kings are camped in the Hurricanes 22. They win a penalty from a scrum. Catrakilis will kick for posts. He misses.
61.00: The Hurricanes look to strike down the wing through Savea but Sergeal Petersen manages to force Savea to pass the ball and the moves ends as the ball goes out. The Kings line out is not straight so the Canes have a scrum.
64.00: The scrum takes an age to be completed but when it does the Canes attack. They keep the ball moving through the hands and then Brad Shields gets into space and races away for the TRY. The defence was caught out as the Kings went for the interference.
66.00: Barrett takes the conversion and slots it.
69.00: The Southern Kings get some good attacking ball but they get frustrated by the Hurricanes defence and they kick deep. Barrett gets the ball and attacks. The attacks gains more momentum and the Canes change sides and they keep the ball moving.
71.00: Tusi Pisi hears that the Hurricanes have an advantage so he goes for a drop goal but it hits the post. We go back for the penalty.
72.00: Barrett takes the shot and nails it.
73.00: The Southern Kings look to spread the ball wide with two wide passes and Alapati Leiua picks one off and races away to score the sixth try.
73.00: Barrett adds the conversion.
75.00: The Southern Kings get the ball into the Canes 22 and Rynier Bernardo goes straight through to score the Kings third try.
76.00: Whitehead adds the conversion.
79.00: The Kings are not giving up. They are tying to play the game in the Canes half.
80.00: The siren goes for full time. That’s it the Hurricanes win.
The full time score is Hurricanes 46 (29) Southern Kings 30 (16) 


Tries – B.May, C Smith, TJ Perenara, J Thrush, B.Shields, A.Leiua
Pen – B.Barrett 2
Con – B.Barrett 3
Drop –
Cards –

Southern Kings
Tries – S. Sykes, R Cooke, R. Bernardo
Pen – D. Catrakilis 3
Con – D.Catrakilis 2, G Whitehead
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1:Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 2:Mike Fraser
TMO : Vinny Munro



Andre Taylor, Alapati Leiua, Conrad Smith, Tim Bateman, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara/Chris Smylie, Victor Vito, Karl Lowe, Brad Shields, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Ben May, Dane Coles, Ben Franks.

Replacements : Ash Dixon, Reggie Goodes, Mark Reddish, Faifili Levave, Chris Smylie/Samisoni Fisilau, Tusi Pisi, Reynold Lee-Lo.

Southern Kings

Schalk Ferreira , Bandise Maku , Kevin Buys , Steven Sykes (VC) , David Bulbring , Devin Oosthuizen , Wimpie van der Walt , Jacques Engelbrecht , Shaun Venter , Demetri Catrakilis , Marcello Sampson , Andries Strauss (C) , Ronnie Cooke , Sergeal Petersen , George Whitehead

Replacements : Hannes Franklin (FR) , Grant Kemp (FR) , Rynier Bernardo , Daniel Adongo , Nicolas Vergallo , Waylon Murray , Hadleigh Parkes.

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