Super Rugby First-half Hurricanes blitz blows Waratahs away

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The Hurricanes ran in five first-half tries on their way to claiming a 38-28 Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs on Friday. Ngani Laumape, Beauden Barrett and Jordie Barrett all crossed inside the opening 12 minutes as the home side raced into a 21-0 lead in Wellington, before Ned Hanigan pulled a try back for the Waratahs with the elder Barrett in the sin bin. Two more touchdowns courtesy of Wes Goosen and Mark Abbott sent the Hurricanes in with a 33-7 lead at the break, but the visitors refused to go down without a fight.

Jack Davies by Jack Davies