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Sunwolves
10
24
FT
Blues
BLU
Super Rugby
Friday 13 April 2018, 11:05pm EDT

Sunwolves v Blues

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  • FT
  • TRY!Jordan Hyland
    75'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    55'
  • TRY!Dalton Papali'i
    54'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    50'
  • TRY!Akira Ioane
    49'
  • HT
  • TRY!Jordan Hyland
    27'
  • ConversionHayden Parker
    22'
  • TRY!Timothy Lafaele
    20'
  • Penalty GoalYu Tamura
    3'
  • Yellow CardPatrick Tuipulotu
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
352
541
Metres
29
54
Carries
27
40
Defenders beaten
7
12
Clean breaks
138
224
Passes
6
19
Offloads
20
21
Turnovers conceded
12
10
Turnovers won
208
80
Tackles
40
27
Missed tackles
Sunwolves T C P
15 Kotaro Matsushima 0 0 0
14 Semisi Masirewa 0 0 0
13 Timothy Lafaele 1 0 0
12 Michael Little 0 0 0
11 Lomano Lemeki 0 0 0
10 Yu Tamura 0 0 1
9 Yutaka Nagare 0 0 0
1 Craig Millar 0 0 0
2 Shota Horie 0 0 0
3 Jiwon Koo 0 0 0
4 James Moore 0 0 0
5 Grant Hattingh 0 0 0
6 Yoshitaka Tokunaga 0 0 0
7 Pieter Labuschagne 0 0 0
8 Kazuki Himeno 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jaba Bregvadze 0 0 0
17 Shintaro Ishihara 0 0 0
18 Nikoloz Khatiashvili 0 0 0
19 Wimpie van der Walt 0 0 0
20 Willie Britz 0 0 0
21 Fumiaki Tanaka 0 0 0
22 Hayden Parker 0 1 0
23 Will Tupou 0 0 0
Blues T C P
15 Michael Collins 0 0 0
14 Jordan Hyland 2 0 0
13 Orbyn Leger 0 0 0
12 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
11 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
10 Stephen Perofeta 0 2 0
9 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Joshua Goodhue 0 0 0
6 Jimmy Tupou 0 0 0
7 Kara Pryor 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Matt Moulds 0 0 0
17 Ross Wright 0 0 0
18 Mike Tamoaieta 0 0 0
19 Ben Nee Nee 0 0 0
20 Dalton Papali'i 1 0 0
21 Sam Nock 0 0 0
22 Bryn Gatland 0 0 0
23 Tinoai Faiane 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
15 Sunwolves 28 14
14 Blues 44 22
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  • FULL-TIME: SUNWOLVES 10 - 24 BLUES A good second half performance from the Blues, who showed they were the higher quality side of the two in the end. A vital win for them to keep their season alive. 
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  • MISSED CONVERSION BLUES Perofeta pulls the conversion wide from the right side. 
    75''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES Quick ball from the ruck and a bullet pass from Rieko Ioane finds Hyland in space on the right wing, and the winger makes no mistake to scamper over. Match-sealer. 10-24 
    74''
  • NO TRY BLUES Akira Ioane peels away from the ruck and produces a dominant pick and go, but there was just a stray arm from a tackler, or perhaps even his own, preventing the ball from being grounded. 
    72''
  • TMO BLUES
    71''
  • The Blues are starting to dominate possession and momentum in this game. The Sunwolves are slipping off tackles, they look to be tiring. 
    69''
  • Willie Britz releases Michael Little from deep, and he sprints clear into the Blues 22, but his attempt to find a red and white jersey is thwarted by an intercept. 
    59''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES Perofeta with another simple conversion. 10-19 
    55''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES A penalty is tapped and passed from right to left by the Blues, until it reaches Dalton Papali'i on the wing, 35 metres out.  He brushes off six tacklers to score a brilliant individual try, though the defence was far from Super Rugby standard. 10-17 
    54''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BLUES Perofeta converts from in front to  put his side ahead for the first time today. 10-12
    50''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES Akira Ioane scores his seventh try of the season! A miss-pass out from Michael Collins finds him in a small pocket of space, but like Hyland earlier, he fends and barges his way out of two attempted tackles to score from 25 metres. 10-10 
    49''
  • Hyland is released down the right wing after good work from Rieko Ioane, and the big young winger marauds forward until eventually being felled five from the line. 
    42''
  • SECOND HALF KICK-OFF
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: SUNWOLVES 10 - 5 BLUES A fiercely contested first half in which defences were on top.  The Blues started to up the pressure towards the back end, but have rarely troubled the home side. 
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  • The Blues work up 15 phases of attack before the penalty is given for a long advantage, but they want to turn the screw and take the scrum five rather than kick at goal. 
    34''
  • MISSED CONVERSION BLUES Perofeta's kick comes back off the post. 
    28''
  • Try
    TRY BLUES Perofeta loops a long pass, which has a hint of being forward but not according to the officials, out to Hyland on the wing. He shows his strength to fend off two tacklers and score from 30 metres. Great solo try. 10-5
    27''
  • The Blues win a turnover deep in their 22 but the field is broken, and Perofeta is able to race clear, all of 50 metres before he gets caught. 
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SUNWOLVES Parker nails it from the left touch! 10-0
    21''
  • Try
    TRY SUNWOLVES The deadlock is broken when Hayden Parker dummies his way through the line from outside the 22, outpacing Joshua Goodhue. He releases the pass in the corner, with the full-back drawn, to Lafaele who only has to ground it. 8-0 
    20''
  • Akira Ioane is flagged for a high shot, this time the Sunwolves will go for the corner. Tuipulotu is now back. 
    12''
  • After another Sunwolves turnover won, Hyland is pinned into the corner by a threatening grubber through by Timothy Lafaele. The Blues youngster does brilliantly to escape the danger and unload to Stephen Perofeta who can escape the line. 
    9''
  • Semisi Masirewa is almost away by intercepting a a Blues mistake, but he cannot quite gather it in.  There was no knock-on from the Blues so they will feed the scrum. 
    7''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY SUNWOLVES Lomano Lemeki is forced to tee the ball due to the breeze, but it is no problem for Yu Tamura who slots it from the tramlines, 35 metres out. 3-0 
    4''
  • YELLOW CARD BLUES The TMO takes a look at a late hit, that was short of any arms, on Matsushima by Patrick Tuipulotu.  The Blues lock gets 10 minutes. 
    3''
  • A couple of turnovers won by the Sunwolves see them put boot to ball twice, perhaps a sign of their tactics early. The second kick from Kotaro Matsushima trickles harmlessly dead just shy of the 22. 
    2''
  • KICK-OFF The away side do the honours, the Sunwolves receive possession first. 
    1''
  • New Zealand U20 star Orbyn Leger earns a debut for the Blues, as does Jordan Hyland who forces Matt Duffie to switch wings.
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  • Sunwolves coach Jamie Joseph makes one change from their defeat to the Waratahs last time out, in the second-row Grant Hattingh comes in for Sam Wykes
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  • A Saturday packed with Super Rugby action begins in Tokyo, as the Sunwolves host the Blues.  The Japan franchise turned over the New Zealanders in this fixture in their inaugural season in 2017.
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