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Hurricanes
28
19
Full Time
Lions
LIO
Super Rugby
Saturday 05 May 2018, 3:35am EDT

Hurricanes v Lions

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  • FT
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    75'
  • TRY!Sylvian Mahuza
    74'
  • TRY!Marnus Schoeman
    56'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    55'
  • TRY!Ben Lam
    53'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    46'
  • TRY!Ben Lam
    44'
  • HT
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    40'
  • TRY!Nic Groom
    39'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    26'
  • TRY!Ardie Savea
    24'
  • ConversionBeauden Barrett
    8'
  • TRY!Ben Lam
    7'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
552
309
Metres
52
40
Carries
24
21
Defenders beaten
13
8
Clean breaks
163
99
Passes
9
1
Offloads
20
12
Turnovers conceded
7
15
Turnovers won
96
139
Tackles
21
24
Missed tackles
Hurricanes T C P
15 Nehe Milner-Skudder 0 0 0
14 Julian Savea 0 0 0
13 Matt Proctor 0 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 0 0 0
11 Ben Lam 3 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 4 0
9 Finlay Christie 0 0 0
1 Toby Smith 0 0 0
2 Ricky Riccitelli 0 0 0
3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen 0 0 0
4 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
5 Michael Fatialofa 0 0 0
6 Brad Shields 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 1 0 0
8 Gareth Evans 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 James O'Reilly 0 0 0
17 Chris Eves 0 0 0
18 Fraser Armstrong 0 0 0
19 Sam Lousi 0 0 0
20 Reed Prinsep 0 0 0
21 Jamie Booth 0 0 0
22 Ihaia West 0 0 0
23 Vince Aso 0 0 0
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Ruan Combrinck 0 0 0
13 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
12 Harold Vorster 0 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 2 0
9 Nic Groom 1 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Jacobie Adriaanse 0 0 0
4 Lourens Erasmus 0 0 0
5 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
6 Marnus Schoeman 1 0 0
7 Cyle Brink 0 0 0
8 Kwagga Smith 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Robbie Coetzee 0 0 0
17 Ruan Dreyer 0 0 0
18 Johannes Jonker 0 0 0
19 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
20 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
21 Ashlon Davids 0 0 0
22 Rohan Janse van Rensburg 0 0 0
23 Sylvian Mahuza 1 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 Hurricanes 60 51
4 Lions 63 46
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  • FULL TIME; HURRICANES 28, LIONS 19 - It's all over at Westpac Stadium and despite an impressive late showing from the Lions, it's the Hurricanes who have done enough to secure themselves the competition points. With Lam snaring a triple, the 'Canes attack was the difference as they were able to score at piviotal junctures of the game. With the Lions scoring twice late, it's the Hurricanes who have held on for a nine-point victory.
    80''
  • It's another kick with the ball having to be held on the tee as Jantjies sets up almost in centre field. With only 20 metres to work with, the ball is sent over the crossbar and the visitors are within striking distance. The Lions down by nine points with six minutes remaining..
    74''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS! (Elton Jantijies). HURRICANES 28, LIONS 19.
    72''
  • Like a thief in the night is Mahuza as the Hurricanes look to spread the ball down their left side. With the final pass going to ground, it's Mahuza who picks it up before hitting the afterburners to scream away untouched from 48 metres out. Still hope for the Lions yet; defecit is 11 with the kick to come.
    70''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Sylvian Mahuza). HURRICANES 28, LIONS 17.
    68''
  • No change to the scoreline on this occasion as Jantjies is asked to set-up 10 metres inside the left sideline. Kicking into a gale-force wind, the ball is essentially shanked off the tee and sent tearing across the face. Lions bridge the gap to 16 points with 14 minutes left to run..
    66''
  • CONVERSION MISSED LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). HURRICANES 28, LIONS 12.
    64''
  • And there's the hitback that the Lions so desperately needed as the kick-off is fumbled backwards by the Hurricanes. Turned over, the Lions hustle their way towards the tryline before Schoeman gets under the back and wrestles his way over the line from two metres out.
    62''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Marnus Schoeman). HURRICANES 28, LIONS 12.
    60''
  • Directly in front and this one is a no-brainer for Barrett as he adds two more to the 'Canes tally. With a little under seven minutes run in the second half, the hosts push further clear. The Lions need to score next, and quickly, if they're going to be any chance..
    58''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES! (Beauden Barrett). HURRICANES 28, LIONS 7.
    57''
  • Too slick and too efficient from the 'Canes as they go to ground 40 metres from their chalk. With the forwards working the ball across field, they slickly work with the outside backs before the final pass finds Lam who gallops into open space to score from 34 metres out. Incredible ball movement.
    55''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES! (Ben Lam). HURRICANES 26, LIONS 7.
    53''
  • Superb skill from Barrett as he is again asked to set up close on the left sideline. With the ball falling off the tee, it's up to Shields who has to hold the ball still as Barrett moves in. Struck strongly, the ball curls its way around and drops over the black dot despite the goalposts blowing around.
    50''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES! (Beauden Barrett). HURRICANES 21, LIONS 7.
    49''
  • Lam continues his brilliant form as a spread of the ball sees Barrett working with Laumape. With the latter finding Lam, the in-form monster weaves his way past two defenders before finding the chalk from six metres out. The 'Canes continue on their merry way early in the second half.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES! (Ben Lam). HURRICANES 19, LIONS 7.
    46''
  • The Hurricanes have conceded the second fewest amount of tries between the 40th-60th minute of matches this season. The hosts only allowing three five-pointers to be scored in this time compared to the Lions nine.
    44''
  • Underway in the second half..
    40''
  • HALF TIME; HURRICANES 14, LIONS 7 - We're done for the first half at Westpac Stadium and it's the Hurricanes who enjoyed the majority of field position and possession in a pretty positive opening 40 minutes. With their attack threatening, they've been able to create numerous chances however have only finished two of them thus far. With the Lions hanging in and scoring just before the break, we head into the interval with the hosts holding a slender seven-point lead.
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  • No mistake with the extras from Jantjies as he lines up almost directly in front. In the shadows of the interval, Jantjies pumps the ball over the black dot from close range and reduces the margin to seven points ahead of the break.
    40''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). HURRICANES 14, LIONS 7.
    39''
  • Just what the doctor ordered for the visitors as they get their groove on with their 5m scrum. With Erasmus pulled down just short, up steps Groom who slots into the breakdown, throws the dummy and burrows over from close range. Important hit back from the Lions.
    39''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Nic Groom). HURRICANES 14, LIONS 5.
    38''
  • A real chance for the Lions to hit back before the interval as Barrett throws a panicked pass in attack. Floating back towards the visitors chalk, Milner-Skudder needs to race back to try and clear it but concedes and goes to ground in-goal. 5m scrum for the Lions.
    37''
  • Impressive broken play from the 'Canes once again here as Lam provides the angled run in attack. Coming across field from 39 metres out, Lam pokes his head through the advantage line before his intended pass to Milner-Skudder on the inside is knocked on. Hurricanes looking hungry in attack right now.
    35''
  • The last time the Lions were held scoreless in a clash against a NZ-based side however was back on April 5th 2014 against the Crusaders. The Lions trailing 6-0 on that occasion before being thumped to the tune of 28-7.
    33''
  • The Lions are have not been held scoreless in a Super Rugby encounter at Half Time since May 12 2017 when they played the Brumbies. On that occasion the visitors trailed 3-0 at the break before coming home well to win the encounter 13-6.
    31''
  • No issues for Barrett as he lines up his most recent attempt about 15 metres inside the left sideline. Still kicking into a slight breeze, Barrett pushes this one out to the right and watches as it falls back through the middle. 'Canes are out by 14 and look like they'll take some catching.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES! (Beauden Barrett). HURRICANES 14, LIONS 0.
    28''
  • A deadly turnover from the Lions throw sees Milner-Skudder releasing Proctor through the middle from 55 metres out. Throwing off a tackle, Proctor charges into the backfield, draws the last line of defence and passes back inboard to put Savea away with 18 metres remaining.
    27''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES! (Ardie Savea). HURRICANES 12, LIONS 0.
    26''
  • Another stat in which the Lions lead the competition in is Defenders Beaten. On average, the visitors attack sees them evading an average of 28.8 defenders a game. The Hurricanes are up there also with a healthy average of 23.1 defenders beaten per game.
    24''
  • Interestingly enough, the Hurricanes had won their prior 18 matches at home when leading at Half Time up until their Semi Final loss to the Lions last year. Plenty of time left in this one yet but surely it will be in the back of their minds; Lions will continue to fight in this one with 20 minutes played.
    22''
  • Outside of their Semi Final loss to the Lions in July 2017, the Hurricanes were actually undefeated in their last eight games against the Lions at home. The Lions breaking that streak with an emphatic 44-29 victory almost 12 months ago..
    19''
  • Both of tonight's combatants actually sit first and second in the competition when it comes to average-points-scored per game. The Lions scoring 34.3 points per game compared to the hosts 33.4 points. Almost nothing in this game; should be high-scoring.
    16''
  • The Hurricanes now join the Lions as the second-best team in the competition when it comes to tries scored inside the opening 20 minutes with 12. Only the Crusaders have scored more five-pointers in the opening 20 minutes of games with 15.
    13''
  • This one's judged to perfection from Barrett who lines up three metres inside the left sideline. Kicking into a difficult headwind, Barrett gets his angles right, aims for the far upright and sees his kick deflect off the woodwork and over the crossbar. Slick start from the hosts.
    9''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES! (Beauden Barrett). HURRICANES 7, LIONS 0.
    8''
  • Unstoppable is this guy at the moment as a loose ball played out the back falls into vacant pasture. With Lam picking it up, Lombrinck charges in from the side and attempts to take Lam high. Shrugging off the effort, Lam ducks through the tackle and charges 25m down the left sideline to find the chalk.
    7''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES! (Ben Lam). HURRICANES 5, LIONS 0.
    6''
  • No side in the Super Rugby competition has scored more tries in games this season than the Lions who have crossed the chalk 51 times. The Hurricanes currently sit third with 37 tries behind the Crusaders with 40.
    3''
  • Underway in Wellington..
    1''
  • Welcome to Westpac Stadium in Wellington as Week 12 Super Rugby action sees the Hurricanes playing host to the Lions. Sitting just six points off the Crusaders in second spot, the 'Canes will be keen for a strong home win against a Lions side which top the table in South Africa. It's cold but otherwise fantastic conditions as we await kick-off..
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