Super Rugby

Hurricanes beat Kings in Wellington




The fifth round in Super Rugby kicks off this weekend in Wellington where the Hurricanes play the Southern Kings.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Hurricanes kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Kings knock the ball on after the kick off so there will be a scrum.

2.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and attack the Kings in their 22. The Hurricanes go through 8 phases on the attack but the ball goes forward to Cory Jane so they are called back for an offside penalty. The Hurricanes kick for the corner.

3.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and this time keep the ball in the forwards. They go through 7 phases and then send the ball out to the backs. Jane is stopped out wide but the ball is kept alive.

5.00: 17 phases and the Hurricanes continue to attack but then the Kings get stretched on the 17th phase and Ngani Laumape goes over in the corner. TRY!

6.00: Beauden Barrett takes the conversion kick but misses.

8.00: The Kings get the ball from the restart and they work the ball into the Hurricanes half where they win a penalty. Louis Fouche takes the kick and nails it. The Kings are on the board.

12.00: The Hurricanes work the ball into the Kings half after the kick on. They go through the phases stretching the Kings defence again and Blade Thomson goes for the line, reaches and scores. TRY!

13.00: Beauden Barrett slots the conversion.

18.00; The Hurricanes get the ball into the Kings 22 but it goes into touch. The Kings win the line out and they work the ball into the Hurricanes half. They also get into the Hurricanes 22 but there is a knock on by the Hurricanes so the Kings have a scrum.

19.00: The Kings win the scrum and run the ball but the passing is loose and Fouche loses the ball. The Hurricanes will have a scrum.

21.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes after the scrum. The Hurricanes kick for touch and the line out. The kick is successful but the Hurricanes infringe at the lineout so the Kings have a scrum.

Penalties conceded Hurricanes 1 Kings 4

22.00: Penalty to the Kings. Fouche lines up from inside his half. He takes the shot but misses and the Hurricanes kick the ball back to the half way line.

24.00: Penalty to the Kings. They choose the line out.

25.00: The line out is an overthrow and the Hurricanes get to the ball and kick deep. The Kings kick it back so the Canes kick it down to the 5m line. The Kings kick the ball back and this time the Hurricanes run the ball. They move ball through the hands with great line speed and Ardie Savea slips off three tackles and scores. TRY!

27.00: Barrett adds the conversion.

28.00: There is a break in play for an injury. The game resumes and the Kings have a 5m line out.

29.00: The Kings go through the phases bashing at the Hurricanes and Stephen Sykes gets an inside pass and crashes over to score on his 100th Super Rugby cap. TRY!

30.00: Louis Fouche slots the conversion.

33.00 : There is a break in play for an injury to a player on both sides. The game resumes.

Penalties conceded Hurricanes 5 Kings 4

36.00: The Kings attack in the Hurricanes half but they concede penalty. Barrett kicks for touch.

37.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and they run the ball and then chip ahead. The Kings are caught offside so the Kings have a penalty. Ardie Savea gets some attention from the medics as Barrett lines up the posts.

39.00: Barrett takes the penalty kick but misses.

39.00: The Hurricanes attack the Kings but the Kings turn the ball over and Shane Gates slips the ball away in a double tackle to Louis Fouche who races away and scores under the posts. TRY!

40.00: Fouche adds the conversion.

Its half time.

The half time score was Hurricanes 19 Southern Kings 17

The Kings kick off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Kings make a strong start to the second half and Edgar Marutlulle almost gets through to score but he gets caught by Beauden Barrett. The ball is knocked into touch by the Hurricanes so the Kings have a line out.

43.00; The Kings win their line out but they don’t make much ground and eventually the ball goes dead.

44.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and kick upfield. The Kings counter attack.

45.00: The Kings go through 14 phases on the attack. After 17 phases the whistle goes for a knock on. Hurricanes scrum.

47.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and make some ground but give away a penalty. The Kings kick for touch and the line out.

50.00: The Kings lose the line out but the Hurricanes concede a penalty for a high tackle. The Kings get another chance.  They go short but concede a penalty. The Hurricanes kick deep.

52.0: Penalty to the Hurricanes. Barrett will kick for posts.

53.00: Barrett takes the kick and nails it.

57.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. They signal that they will kick for posts. Barrett lines up the shot. He bails it. Canes lead by 8.

61.00: Penalty to the Kings. Louis Fouche takes the kick and nails reducing the deficit to 5.

63.00: The Hurricanes work the ball to the Kings 5m line after a break from Jason Woodward. As they recycle they lose the ball forward in the tackle.

64.00: The  Kings win a scrum and kick for touch. The line out is on the Kings 22. The Hurricanes win the line out but knock on.

65.00: The Kings knock on in the scrum in front of the posts – Ardie Savea forced the knock on but the Hurricanes benefit from it.

66.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and Laumape races for the line. He is stopped at the posts but he twists and goes to score. The TMO will check the grounding. No try.

67.00; Penalty to the Hurricanes for the front row angling in. They will kick for posts. Barrett slots it.

70.00: Cory Jane comes off for the Hurricanes as the Kings have a scrum inside the Hurricanes half.

72.00: The Kings win the scrum and attack. The Hurricanes get an intercept by Loni Uhila who shows some pace and after a couple of passes Vince Aso gets the ball and goes for the try and scores as he goes over. TRY!

74.00: Barrett adds the conversion.

74.00: The Kings look to hit back but they are held up over the line. The Kings then lose the ball in attack. Hurricanes scrum.

78.00: The Hurrianes get some quick ball and Aso passes the ball back in field to  Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi who runs in to score but the pass was forward so the try is not awarded.

The Kings go long with the line out and Beauden Barrett gets the ball and races for the line and scores. TRY! Bonus point.

Barrett adds the conversion.

Thats it. The Hurricanes have won.

The full time score is Hurricanes 42 (19) Southern Kings 20 (17)


Tries – N.Laumape ,B. Thomson, A.Savea, V.Aso, B.Barrett
Pen – B.Barrett
Con -B.Barrett 5
Drop –
Cards –

Southern Kings
Tries – S.Sykes, L.Fouche
Pen – L.Fouche
Con – L.Fouche 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant Ref 1:Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 2:Kane McBride
TMO : Aaron Paterson



15 James Marshall , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Willis Halaholo 12 Ngani Laumape , 11 Jason Woodward , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Blade Thomson , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Vaea Fifita , 5 Mark Abbott , 4 Michael Fatialofa , 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen , 2 Dane Coles (c) , 1 Chris Eves

Replacments: Ricky Riccitelli, Loni Uhila, Ben May, Geoff Cridge, Callum Gibbins, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Vince Aso, Matt Proctor.

Southern Kings

15 Jurgen Visser , 14 Luzuko Vulindlu , 13 Stefan Watermeyer , 12 Shane Gates (vc) , 11 Malcolm Jaer , 10 Louis Fouche , 9 Ntando Kebe , 8 Jacques Engelbrecht , 7 Stefan Willemse , 6 CJ Velleman , 5 JC Astle , 4 Steven Sykes (C) , 3 Jacobie Adriaanse , 2 Edgar Marutlulle , 1 Sti Sithole

Replacements : 16. Martin Bezuidenhoudt , 17. Justin Ackerman , 18. Tom Botha , 19. Schalk Oelofse , 20. Chris Cloete , 21. Kevin Luiters , 22. Elgar Watts , 23. JP Du Plessis

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