Super Rugby

Hurricanes ‘Stoked’ with strong Kings finish




Hurricanes captain Dane Coles says that he is “pretty stoked” to have finished their 42-20 victory over the Southern Kings with two tries.

The Hurricanes scored three early tries in the match and were leading 19-3 before the Kings fought their way back into the contest.

Two tries just before half time had the Kings trailing 19-17 and for much of the second half the Hurrricanes were unable to pull away from the Kings.

The South African side are the only team in Super Rugby without a point and have conceded 200 points in four matches so the Hurrricanes were expected to beat them by a large margin.

The Kings had other ideas and were in the match until the 75th minute when the Hurricanes pulled away.

“They’ve been getting a few hidings in the last few weeks and we knew they would come out and give it to us, but I’m pretty stoked with the way we finished,” said Hurricanes captain Dane Coles after the match.

Former Shark and now Southern Kings captain Steven Sykes celebrated his 100th cap with a try. He said their defence was soft at times which cost them the match.

“There were a lot of soft moments, especially at the end. We were in the game until the 75th minute,” said Sykes.

The Kings host the Sunwolves in Port Elizabeth next week while the Hurricanes have a bye.

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