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HUR
Hurricanes
25
22
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Friday 08 March 2019, 1:35am EST

Hurricanes v Highlanders

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Key Events

  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    80'
  • FT
  • TRY!Ben Lam
    70'
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    63'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    60'
  • TRY!Liam Coltman
    59'
  • ConversionMarty Banks
    51'
  • TRY!Sio Tomkinson
    50'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    39'
  • Penalty GoalJosh Ioane
    31'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    27'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    26'
  • TRY!Aaron Smith
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
417
315
Metres
38
45
Carries
27
11
Defenders beaten
9
8
Clean breaks
143
109
Passes
6
7
Offloads
18
14
Turnovers conceded
5
9
Turnovers won
125
130
Tackles
11
27
Missed tackles
Hurricanes T C P
15 Chase Tiatia 0 0 0
14 Jordie Barrett 0 0 0
13 Matt Proctor 0 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 2 0 0
11 Ben Lam 1 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 2 2
9 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
1 Chris Eves 0 0 0
2 Dane Coles 0 0 0
3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen 0 0 0
4 James Blackwell 0 0 0
5 Liam Mitchell 0 0 0
6 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
7 Du'Plessis Kirifi 0 0 0
8 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Asafo Aumua 0 0 0
17 Fraser Armstrong 0 0 0
18 Alex Fidow 0 0 0
19 Isaia Walker-Leawere 0 0 0
20 Reed Prinsep 0 0 0
21 Richard Judd 0 0 0
22 Jackson Garden-Bachop 0 0 0
23 Vince Aso 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Richard Buckman 0 0 0
13 Sio Tomkinson 1 0 0
12 Thomas Umaga-Jensen 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Josh Ioane 0 0 1
9 Aaron Smith 1 0 0
1 Ayden Johnstone 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 1 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Josh Dickson 0 0 0
5 Paripari Parkinson 0 0 0
6 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
18 Josh Iosefa-Scott 0 0 0
19 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
20 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
21 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
22 Marty Banks 0 2 0
23 Waisake Naholo 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 Hurricanes 62 15
7 Highlanders 54 12
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  • FULL-TIME: The Hurricanes have defeated the Highlanders at home 25-22 at the death with a strong performance in the final ten minutes to reel the visitors back in.
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  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 25-22 ... Barrett does not miss those ones!
    80'+2''
  • The Hurricanes will have a shot at goal almost directly in front to take the win.
    80'''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - hands in the ruck. 
    80'''
  • Siren sounds and the Hurricanes are almost at the opposition 22.
    80'''
  • Hurricanes with the ball at the halfway.
    79''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Kayne Hammington not releasing the ball with some strong work from Savea over the contest.
    78''
  • Highlanders scrum feed about 12 meteres out from the try line.
    77''
  • Great steal by Ardie Savea but Jordie Barrett makes a shocking pass as the Hurricanes try to get out of their own half.
    76''
  • Highlanders moving slowly forward in attack - going inside the opposition 22.
    75''
  • Physicality goes up a notch as the game is up for grabs.
    75''
  • We're in for a tight finish.
    74''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Beauden Barrett misses what was always going to be a tough kick from a wide angle in a strong breeze.
    72''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Ben Lam) 22-22 ... as the crowd goes wild.
    71''
  • Great kick to the corner by Barrett puts the 'Canes in a strong attacking position.
    70''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES
    70''
  • Another scrum penalty is blown.
    70''
  • Another series of errors as a loose pass misses its target in Banks and then Fifita knocks the ball into touch.
    69''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Lienert-Brown causing the scrum collapse.
    67''
  • Highlanders with some effective pick'n'go only to lose the ball with a knock-on within 10 metres of the try line.
    66''
  • Highlanders move inside the 22.
    65''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 17-22
    63''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Josh Dickson offside 
    63''
  • Hurricanes picking up the pace on attack and into opposition territory.
    62''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Banks) 14-22
    61''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Liam Coltman) 14-20
    60''
  • Highlanders pushing the maul to the line.
    59''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - hands in the ruck as the Hurricanes' discipline is falling away.
    59''
  • SUB: Umaga-Jensen OFF for an HIA; Waisake Naholo is ON.
    58''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    58''
  • TMO - reviewing potential foul play. Review reveals below shoulder contact which slides up, so penalty kick only.
    58''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - big high forearm in the tackle and Umaga-Jensen is down.
    57''
  • The windy conditions are now accompanied by some light rain just to make things fun on the field.
    56''
  • Banks puts in a very poor kick which goes very long past the corner flag, not into touch.
    55''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Mitchell pinged for being offside.
    55''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - deliberate knock down. Confusion briefly abounds as a forward pass call is reversed for a knock down and the Highlanders get possession.
    54''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Marty Banks) 14-15 ... as the visitors retake the lead.
    52''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Sio Tomkinson) 14-13 ... great intercept sees the Highlanders run to the line.
    51''
  • Hurricanes with the scrum feed due to another knock on.
    51''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS
    50''
  • SUB: Ioane has taken a hard knock and is being taken OFF; Marty Banks is ON.
    49''
  • SUB: Laumape is OFF with what looks like a finger dislocation; Vince Aso ON.
    49''
  • Another handling error and the Hurricanes cough it up.
    49''
  • Turnover at the halfway sees the Hurricanes with the ball.
    48''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS 
    46''
  • A lot of gamesmenship from Aaron Smith and TJ Perinara failing to distract the referee.
    45''
  • Josh Ioane misreads the bounce of the ball from the restart and the Hurricanes get the scrum feed.
    45''
  • MISSED GOAL - doesn't quite make the 45m distance.
    44''
  • Beauden Barrett decides to have a shot at the posts.
    42''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Ioane not rolling away.
    42''
  • Teams are back for the second half as the Highlanders prepare to take the restart.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: Hurricanes lead the Highlanders 14-8 following a half which was laden with handling errors and some strong defence from both sides. It has to be said the Hurricanes should perhaps be further ahead and will rue some missed opportunities deep in opposition territory.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (B Barrett) 14-8 ... beautiful kick in the conditions and the players leave the field for the break.
    40'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Laumape) 12-8
    40''
  • As the game enters it final minute in the first half, the Hurricanes have again pushed the Highkanders to defend deep in the in goal area.
    39''
  • SUB: Paripari Parkinson looking groggy after a collision and will be off for an HIA. Thomas Franklin comes ON.
    38''
  • Hurricanes failing to finish off any attacking play deep in opposition territory when they have the chance. Highlanders should feel fairly lucky at missed opportunities by its host.
    36''
  • The wind still playing a part as the kick to touch drifts back and makes few metres.
    35''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - collapsing thje scrum.
    34''
  • Highlanders with the scrum feed deep in their own half.
    34''
  • Players settling into a rhythm now with the game in its final ten minutes before the break.
    33''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Ioane) 7-8
    32''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Dane Coles pinged for being off his feet.
    31''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - late tackle by Fifita.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (Beauden Barrett) 7-5
    28''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Ngani Laumape) 5-5 ... great break through the line for the big man Liam Mitchell who passes to Laumape to finish it off under the posts.
    27''
  • MISSED GOAL! Highlanders ... Ioane again misses to the left. The wind is really giving the kickers some trouble tonight.
    26''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Hurricanes' tackler not releasing.
    24''
  • Laumape's grubber kick moves play inside the 22 but the Highlanders take possession and relieve the pressure upfield.
    23''
  • Hurricanes on the attack inside the opposition's half.
    22''
  • Frustration obvious for both sides as the neither can really get a flow of play happening.
    21''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS 
    19''
  • And another turnover in the frantic contest at the ruck.
    18''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Highlanders penalised again for not rolling away. They're racking them up.
    16''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - Parkinson pinged for not rolling away.
    15''
  • Hurricanes made to work hard in the attacking scrum but ultimately turn the ball over. Another opportunity lost!
    14''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - not releasing the ball.
    13''
  • MISSED CONVERSION! Josh Ioane slides the ball to the left of the posts.
    12''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Aaron Smith) 0-5 ... great work out of the scrum created this scoring opportunity.
    11''
  • Another knock on robs the Highlanders of a certain scoring opportunity - errors affecting both sides early.
    10''
  • Tevita Li breaks the defence line fending off B Barrett and move inside the Hurricanes 22.
    9''
  • Hurricanes attacking push being foiled by handling errors.
    5''
  • PENALTY HURRICANES - contact in the air.
    4''
  • Hurricanes move quickly inside the opposition 22 but then an error - another knock on.
    2''
  • Quick knock-on in the windy conditions sets the early tone.
    1''
  • Both teams are on the field and ready to get this highly anticipated contest underway. The Hurricanes will take the kick off.
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  • Both teams are sitting on two wins and one loss and will pull out all the stops to take this match, secure second place and close the gap on the Crusaders who sit undefeated on the top of the New Zealand conference.
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  • Friday night Super Rugby kicks off with the Hurricanes hosting the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
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