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Barrett red carded in 100th as Hurricanes win golden point thriller

By AAP
Pasilio Tosi of the Hurricanes celebrates scoring the game winning try in golden point during the round two Super Rugby Pacific match between Hurricanes and Queensland Reds at AAMI Park, on March 03, 2024, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Queensland have lost a helter-skelter battle against the Hurricanes in the final match of Super Round in Melbourne, going down in extra time 38-33 to give the Kiwis a hard-earned victory over their Australian rivals.

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With the score 33-33 at the end of full-time, reserve prop Pasilio Tosi barrelled across the line six minutes into extra time to secure the win.

It was well-deserved after the Hurricanes played 20 minutes of the second half with 14 men after All Blacks centre Jordie Barrett was given a red card for a high tackle.

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It meant two New Zealand teams beat their Australian counterparts after the ACT Brumbies were thrashed by the Chiefs 46-12 earlier on Sunday.

The Waratahs flew the flag, shocking the reigning champion Crusaders on Saturday while Melbourne won an all-Australian affair on Friday night over the Western Force, as all 12 Super Rugby Pacific teams squared off at AAMI Park.

Points Flow Chart

Hurricanes win +5
Time in lead
22
Mins in lead
30
25%
% Of Game In Lead
34%
44%
Possession Last 10 min
56%
5
Points Last 10 min
0

In an enthralling encounter, Queensland and the Hurricanes went toe-to-toe from the opening whistle, with the score 19-19 at halftime.

Playing his 100th Super match, Barrett got a yellow card in the 57th minute for a shot on Reds fullback Jordan Petaia, who was also forced off from the head knock, with the Television Match Official then upgrading it to red.

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The Reds looked to have hit the front a minute later, with Peni Ravai charging over the line but replays showed the replacement prop had knocked on.

Both sides continued to press for the winning points but desperate defence kept the match tied up.

The Hurricanes’ points came through six tries, with two tries each to All Blacks halfback Cam Roigard and fullback Ruben Love, while the Reds shared the spoils, with five players getting over the line.

Queensland’s next challenge is the unbeaten Chiefs. Not only is Petaia in doubt, the Reds could be without first-choice prop Alex Hodgman (shoulder) and centre Hunter Paisami (concussion).

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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
64%
68%
3-6 secs
21%
16%
6+ secs
7%
7%
103
Rucks Won
106
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David 131 days ago

sure jordie made the tackle and the queensland player stayed on the field for a bit as well snd queeensland couldnt win the game and the hurricanes sacored in xtra time

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Utiku Old Boy 131 days ago

Hurricanes have a more cohesive look to them this year and plenty of steel in their game. Their confusing selections and hot/cold play may be in the past - perhaps the new coach has brought some clarity. Apart from Jordie’s clumsy effort, I though Roigard, Love, all three loosies, Walker-Leawere, Aumua, Proctor, Cameron and all the reserves had good outings. The Reds proved to be no easy-beats and Kiss has the forwards muscling up and working well together. Lakai hits hard and owned that 7 shirt - nice to have an option to the excellent Kirifi - perhaps even more of a hard hitter.

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Mitch 131 days ago

Golden Point can get stuffed. A draw is a perfectly acceptable result. A draw means neither side was good enough to win and thay’s fine. A draw is a fair result. I’ve never watched a drawn rugby game and felt shortchanged. Obviously you need a winner in finals matches, so extra time of some sort makes sense but not in a regular season game.

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