Hurricanes stay undefeated against Highlanders for 2021 with big win in Wellington
It marked just the second win of the competition for the Hurricanes – and their second over the Highlanders, who managed one victory over each of the other four teams.
A win for the visitors could have propelled them temporarily to third on the table but that was the only thing on the line for either side.
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“We haven’t had a great year and it was good to show we could do it,” the All Blacks hooker said.
“We didn’t put up the white flag, we kept fighting and we got the win tonight.”
The bonus point victory was a positive way for the Hurricanes to cap off a somewhat disappointing Aotearoa season but it won’t affect the final standings.
The Highlanders finished fourth in the five-team competition with three wins from eight matches.
Hurricanes 41 (Dane Coles, Devan Flanders, Brayden Iose, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Ngani Laumape, Salesi Rayasi tries; Jordie Barrett 4 cons, pen)
Highlanders 22 (Josh Dickson, Ash Dixon, Jona Nareki tries; Sam Gilbert, Mitch Hunt cons, Hunt pen)
– with Reuters
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