Super Rugby

Hurricanes beat Reds in Wellington




The Hurricanes have won 14 of their last 16 Super Rugby games against the Queensland Reds (L2), including their last five on the bounce.

The Hurricanes have won 25 of their last 26 home games in Super Rugby against teams from outside New Zealand (L1); their only defeat in that span came against the Jaguares in Round 14, 2019 (28-20).

  • The Queensland Reds have lost their last 16 Super Rugby games away from home against New Zealand opposition; their last victory in such a fixture came in Round 9, 2013 against the Chiefs (31-23).
  • Hurricanes duo Ngani Laumape (15) and Salesi Rayasi (14) have made more clean breaks outside their opposition’s 22m zone than any other players in Super Rugby competitions in 2021.
  • Tate McDermott has crossed the gain line on all his 13 gain line carries this Super Rugby Trans-Tasman campaign, the most of any player with a 100% success rate.

Match detail

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1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway in Wellington, New Zealand.

3.00: TRY! Ngani Laumape opens the scoring from an attacking first-phase lineout move. 5-0

4.00: CONVERSION! Jordie Barrett converts. 7-0

7.00: Queensland has an attacking lineout inside the Canes’ 22.

10.00: Queensland enjoyed a good passage of play; however, good defending by the Canes, and poor handling by Taniela Tupou kills the Reds’ attack.

12.00: Brad Thorn’s men have been good though, they just need to iron out the errors, or they will be put to the sword by the Kiwis.

14.00: NO TRY! Laumape almost has a second. Both teams kicking, looking for territory before Ruben Love’s line-break nearly set up Laumape. Filipo Daugunu got back to save the day, tackling the centre into touch, which led to Laumape knocking on before scoring. 7-0

17.00: Queensland has managed to stay in the game despite almost conceding a second score. They have disrupted the breakdown and stolen a lineout from the Hurricanes.

20.00: Ardie Savea steals the ball and Scott Scrafton kicks the ball down the field. Nothing comes from the attack, but a couple of Reds are on the ground receiving treatment.

21.00: Harry Wilson’s midfield breaks take the Reds to the Canes’ try line. Tupou and Angus Scott-Young both go close but a knock on kills the attack.

23.00: The Hurricanes lose a second lineout, this time it’s because of a knock-on; that was poor. Reds scrum.

24.00: Reds win the penalty, Bryce Hegarty kicks to the corner.

26.00: NO TRY! Barrett scores, but Julian Savea knocked on – after Angus Blyth’s tackle – after combining with Laumape. 7-0

26.00: YELLOW CARD! Tyrel Lomax is in the bin for a dangerous tackle. 7-0

27.00: TRY! Tate McDermott takes Harry Wilson’s pop-pass and cuts inside the cover defenders before scoring under the posts. 7-5

28.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 7-7

30.00: The hosts are back on the attack inside the Reds’ 22.

32.00: Cam Roigard loses the ball in contact. Jason holland’s team has been poor, despite having the better of territory and possession. Reds’ scrum inside their 22.

34.00: A comedy of errors ends with the Reds getting a scrum after several knock-ons by both sides.

35.00: Taniela Tupou is called for a no-arms tackle on Laumape. Barrett calls for the tee.

35.00: PENALTY! Barrett slots the penalty. 10-7

37.00: Superb work over the ball by Billy Proctor, who wins the penalty. Barrett clears to halfway.

39.00: Cam Roigard knocks on with the try line at his mercy. That is poor from the scrumhalf, his second handling error.

40.00: The Reds win a scrum penalty, which allows Hegarty to clear. The Reds win another penalty at the lineout, Hegarty kicks to the 10m.

42.00: The Reds attack into the  22, but nothing comes from the final play.

The halftime score was Hurricanes 10 Queensland Reds 7

41.00: PEEEEP! We are back underway at the Cake Tin.

44.00: YELLOW CARD! Du’Plessis Kirifi goes close, but the flanker is brought down by Filipo Daugunu; however, the winger gets a yellow card for some unknown reason. 10-7

45.00: TRY! Ruben Love slips Isaac Henry’s weak tackle and scores the Canes’ second try. 15-7

46.00: CONVERSION! Barrett adds the two. 17-7

48.00: The Reds are on the attack with a penalty advantage.

49.00: TRY! Brandon Paenga-Amosa crashes over from close range. 17-12

51.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 17-14

55.00: The Reds survived the rest of Daugunu’s yellow card without any problems, the Canes have been poor, and should have found a way to get more points.

59.00: TRY! A poor kick from the Reds leads to Barrett breaking several (five) tackles before being brought down near the try line. The ball is recycled quickly to Dane Coles, on the sideline, and the hooker dives in the corner for the score. 22-14

61.00: MISS! Barrett’s kick is wide. 22-14

64.00: Laumape is beaten to the bouncing ball by Bryce Hegarty, and the ball goes dead. The TMO is called to check for a deliberate knock-back by Hegarty, and he tells the ref to award a penalty try and a yellow card. What!

65.00: PENALTY TRY AND YELLOW CARD! Hegarty is off. 29-14

71.00: TRY! Devan Flanders scores. 34-14

72.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 36-14

75.00: It’s all Canes, who are looking to add to the score.

76.00: TRY! Coles has another. 41-14

77.00: CONVERSION! The kick is good. 43-14

80.00: The clock is winding down.

81.00: The ball is booted out – game over.


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The final score is Hurricanes 43 (10) Reds 14 (7)


Tries – Laumape, Love, Coles (2), Penalty try, Flanders
Pen – Barrett
Con – Barrett (4)
Drop –
Cards – Lomax (Yellow, 26′)

Tries – McDermott, Paenga-Amosa
Pen –
Con – Hegarty (2)
Drop –
Cards – Daugunu (Yellow, 44′), Hegarty (Yellow, 65′)

Match Officials
Referee: James Doleman
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Mabey
Assistant Ref 2: Dan Waenga
TMO: Aaron Paterson



15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Wes Goosen, 10 Ruben Love, 9 Cam Roigard, 8 Ardie Savea (captain), 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Xavier Numia

16 Dane Coles, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Ben May, 19 Liam Mitchell, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Luke Campbell, 22 Danny Toala, 23 Salesi Rayasi

Queensland Reds

15 Mac Grealy, 14 Josh Flook, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Isaac Henry, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Liam Wright (captain), 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Feao Fotuaika

16 Richie Asiata, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Zane Nonggorr, 19 Ryan Smith, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Kalani Thomas, 22 Hudson Creighton, 23 Moses Sorovi

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