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Super Rugby | Wellington
06:35 (GMT) | 03-04-2015
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Hurricanes win 25-20. Join us for more live commentary in the next Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Rebels.
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Groom feeds the scrum, the hooter has blown, big hit on Kolbe as they go wide. Stormers win a penalty on 50m which they have to take it quickly. good continuity shown by the Stormers as ruan Botha makes a line break but isolates himself and the 'Canes turn it over and win a penalty. Barrett kicks it out and that is FULL-TIME.
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Last throw of the dice for the Stormers.
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Stormers trying to go the length of the field and make it to the 10m line. Vermeulan puts his hands through the tackle and Savea knocks it forward. Scrum to the Stormers.
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Stormers attacking from their own 22m. Coleman eventually decides to kick and shanks it into touch. Hurricanes secure the line-out, and set a maul. Barrett moves it wide with a decoy runner to Savea. Hurricanes inside the Stormers 22m now. Penalty Stormers and Burger takes a qucik tap.
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Coleman, from 40m out and just to the right CONVERTS the penalty for 3 points, Stormers are within 5 points.
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Hurricanes win the their line-out. They are looking untidy in the second half. Barrett puts one high and the Hurricanes are off-side in the chase. Penalty Stormers. Vermeulan makes a call for poles.
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Hurricanes Scrum on their own 22m. Barrett clears but keeps it in field. Stormers launch a counter as Kotze breaks a half-gap. Stormers looking good as Etzebeth makes massive contact and takes it forward. However the Hurricanes win a penalty at the breakdown for not releasing the ball by the Stormers. Barrett clears for touch.
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Stormers have a scrum on their 22m, and they thump it down field low and hard from Catrakilis. Savea takes it quickly and gets owned by Kitshoff into touch. Stormers win the line-out on the Hurricanes 10m, as they maul it forward. Stormers forwards taking it hard in contact making meters, before it goes wide and Kotze drops it.
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Catrakilis adds the CONVERSION from the corner to edge the scores closer.
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Stormers right back on the front foot and are on the 5m line of the Hurricanes again. Rhodes making good meters. Catrakilis decides to go wide, and Vermeulan takes on Savea but gives a pass out the back door for a TRY to Huw Jones in the corner.
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Stormers win the line-out and make good meters with good, clean fast ball. Lots of phases for the Stormers, with Burger showing a high work-rate. Inches out now the Stormers, and Huw Jones dives right over the ruck and dots the ball down but the try is disallowed for Jones being in an off-side position at the ruck.
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Groom feeds the srum, and Hurrucanes penalised at scrum time. Catrakilis punts for touch, and the Stormers have a line-out on the 'Canes 10m.
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Hurricanes with possession in their own half, Nonu punts down field. Kolbe collects and kicks for touch. Hurricanes line-out 25m out. Nonu takes it direct off the line-out and a wandering pass gives Stormers a scrum on their 22m.
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Stormers with another line-out 30m out from Hurricanes try-line. Mbonambi's throw is not straight.
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Stormers with possession and have quickly made their way to the 22m with De Allende making some meters. Stormers awarded a penalty in between the Hurricanes 22m and 10m just left of center. Catrakilis goes for touch.
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Catrakilis makes the CONVERSION.
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Stormers have options right and left from the center scrum. Vermeulan keeps it at his feet and the Stormers get a PENALTY TRY.
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Line-out on the Hurricanes 5m won by the Stormers and they set a maul and gain penalty advantage. The Stormers do the same again and set the drive from a line-out. Groom now keeping it close with the forwards. Penalty to the Stormers for the 'Canes backline off-sides. Stormers opt for the scrum. Still meters out from the try-line.
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Scrum to the Hurricanes on their 5m line. Barret clears with the boot and Stormers have a line-out on 50m. Burger crashes up off the line-out. Stormers get a penalty at the ruck, and Catrakilis doesn't hesitate to go for touch.
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Barrett clears to touch and the Stormers have a line-out on the 50m. Some good play by the Stormers and Jones makes another break up to the Hurricanes 5m line. Rhodes makes a basic error and knocks on.
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SECOND-HALF: Stormers flyhalf Catrakilis kicks-off

Half Time

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Barrett CONVERTS his own try for the extra 2 points. That brings us to HALF-TIME.
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Stormers straight back in the Hurricanes 22m with a break from Leyds. 10m out now but the Stormers looking scrappy once again, the Hurricanes launch a counter from their own try-line, Some good continuity, and its a TRY for Barrett from their own try-line!
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Barrett drags the attempted conversion to the right.
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'Canes go left from the Scrum and Milner-Skudder once again breaking the defence looking electric and throws a one-hand pass to Savea who crosses the line for a TRY.
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Stormers scrappy in their own 22m and eventually Catrakilis kicks it out on his own 10m line. Hurricanes win the line-out and Savea comes off the wing and takes it direct from Perenara. The ball goes wide and Hurricanes have another line-out, stolen by the Stormers and Catrakilis kicks too long, they come back for a scrum all the to the Stormers 22m.
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Hurricanes get a free-kick as shields takes it quickly, Milner-Skudder hands off Catrakilis and then shrugs off Groom like he wasn't even there. Hurricanes are in the Stormers 22m and Barrett throws a skip pass the Savea who drops it. Relief for the Stormers as they have a scrum against the touchline on their 22m.
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Stormers have a center scrum and a set piece formation in the backline. Kolbe takes hit up beating one tackle but easily taken down. Turnover, and the Hurricanes have their own scrum in midfield.
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Barrett CONVERTS the extra 2 points to make the score 13-3 to the home side.
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TRY for hurricanes and Milner-Skudder, as the 'Canes extend their lead.
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Hurricanes looking dangerous outside the Stormers 22m and Barrett puts a cross-kick in for Savea, the ball bounces and Milner-Skudder collects the scraps and crosses the line as Kolbe tries to hold him up. The Ref is going upstairs.
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Stormers scrum just inside the Hurricanes half against the touchline. Stormers making some territory and Etzebeth makes a good off-load to Huwe Jones who is 5m from the try-line. The stormers lose it and Hurricanes clear down field.
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Barrett CONVERTS the 3 points to get the lead back.
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'Canes win the line-out and immediately make easy meters up to the Stormers 22m. Ntubeni showing some good tackling defence. Hurricanes awarded a penalty again on the Stormers 22m out left of the posts. Barrett points to the uprights.
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Hurricanes busting down the touchline as Broadhurst shrugs off the tackle of Groom and they are in the Stormers 22m. Knock-on and the Stormers are relieved with a scrum deep in their own half. Catrakilis clears but doesn't find touch. Dangerous counter from Cory Jane but another knock-on and Kolbe boots the ball down field and into touch.
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Catrakilis kicks for goal and CONVERTS the penalty from his own 10m.
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Stormers backline are in a set-piece formation for the scrum, but Stormers win a penalty at the scrum for Ben Franks slipping his bind.
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Hurricanes have possession and are making good meters from their own 22m up to the half-way line and Franks knocks-on. Center-field scrum to the Stormers.
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Barrett converts the PENALTY for goal as the Hurricanes take the lead 3-0.
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Penalty Hurricanes for Schalk Burger not supporting his body-weight at ruck-time. Barrett will line up a shot for goal.
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Hurricanes line-out on the halfway. They go wide as Milner-Skudder chips through and it goes out on the Stormers 22m. Stormers win the line-out an Van Wyk makes some good yards but looses it in off-load, turnover.
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Perenara feeds the scrum and its a tighthead! Stormers have the ball as Etzebeth crashes it up on the Hurricanes 22m. Stormers keeping in tight and Hurricanes get a penalty for the Stormers off their feet at the ruck. Barrett will clear for touch.
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Hurricanes have a scrum on their own 22m.
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Early penalty for the stormers, and they go for touch. Lineout on the Stormers 10m. They set a maul, and Groom breaks up the blind up to the Hurricanes 10m. Stormers keep the phases going and show some good off-loads until Burger spills the ball and the Hurricanes begin a counter.
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KICK-OFF: Hurricanes flyhalf Barrett gets the game underway.
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Hurricanes have the number one ranked tackling defence in the competition, while the Stormers have the second worst this season. The Stormers will need to rectify this as they need a win desperately coming off a loss to the Highlanders.
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The Stormers have won the previous 4 fixtures in Super Rugby between these two sides, however the Hurricanes are unbeaten this season. The hurricanes are bolstered by the return of All Black players in Savea, Barrett, and Franks. While the Stormers have their own Bok players returning in Vermeulan and Etzebeth.
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Welcome to live coverage of Round 8 of Super Rugby with the Stormers taking on the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • 14 Cory Jane
  • 13 Conrad Smith
  • 12 Ma'a Nonu
  • 11 Julian Savea
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 8 Victor Vito
  • 7 Callum Gibbins
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 5 James Broadhurst
  • 4 Jeremy Thrush
  • 3 Ben Franks
  • 2 Motu Matu'u
  • 1 Reg Goodes
RESERVES
  • 23 James Marshall
  • 22 Reynold Lee-Lo
  • 21 Chris Smylie
  • 20 Adam Hill
  • 19 Mark Abbott
  • 18 Chris Eves
  • 17 Ben May
  • 16 Brayden Mitchell
START LINE UP
  • 15 Cheslin Kolbe
  • 14 Kobus van Wyk
  • 13 Huw Jones
  • 12 Damian de Allende
  • 11 Dillyn Leyds
  • 10 Demetri Catrakilis
  • 9 Nic Groom
  • 8 Duane Vermeulen
  • 7 Schalk Burger
  • 6 Siya Kolisi
  • 5 Manuel Carizza
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 3 Vincent Koch
  • 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • 1 Steven Kitshoff
RESERVES
  • 23 Johnny Kotze
  • 22 Kurt Coleman
  • 21 Louis Schreuder
  • 20 Michael Rhodes
  • 19 Ruan Botha
  • 18 Frans Malherbe
  • 17 Oliver Kebble
  • 16 Bongi Mbonambi
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Preview: S15 Round Eight, Part One

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:25

You may well call it freaky Friday - two games featuring four teams with vastly differing fortunes. Jan de Koning reports!

You may well call it freaky Friday - two games featuring four teams with vastly differing fortunes.

First up in our Super Rugby Round Eight action is the unbeaten, table-topping Hurricanes - at home to a desperate Stormers team.

This is a straightforward match between two quality teams, who play outstanding rugby and have aspirations of lifting the trophy in July.

However, in the second match on Good Friday we have two teams at the other end of the table and a desperate struggle for a win.

The Rebels, after a promising start, have won just one of their last five games and are sitting outside the top 10 with no realistic chance of a play-off spot.

It gets very murky when you start looking at their opponents, the Reds - a team that has only one win and that was six weeks ago.

The coach is under fire, his job on the line and they have recalled a player under a drug cloud - coming back from a six-week ban after admitting to having peddled cocaine for his teammates while still playing Rugby League.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, April 3:

Hurricanes v Stormers
(Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Kick-off: 19.35; 08.35 SAST; 06.35 GMT)

The Hurricanes, the only unbeaten team in the competition, have been bolstered by the return of several All Blacks.

Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks all return after being rested for last week's bonus-point triumph over the Rebels.

The Stormers get some serious muscle back as well - Duane Vermeulen returning to captain the side after being rested last week, Eben Etzebeth starting after making his comeback off the bench a week ago and Michael Rhodes returning after an injury lay-off.

Stormers forwards coach Matt Proudfoot this week spoke of the need for the Cape Town-based outfit to dominate the collisions - something they failed to do in their losses to the Highlanders (last week) and the Chiefs (three weeks ago).

"The Hurricanes are rightly sitting on top of the table and is a team that has a tremendous ability to strike from out wide and also from turnovers," Proudfoot said in a conference call from the team's training base in the South island holiday resort of Queenstown.

"However, you can't play any New Zealand side if you don't dominate the gainline and if you don't match them with your kicking game.

"If they have ball we need better width in our defensive structure and that will allow us to come off the line a bit harder and make more robust hits."

Proudfoot said there is a need for the pack to have the same "work ethic and appetite" on the road that they so often show at home, at Newlands.

"You need to be pretty direct and pretty physical when you play New Zealand sides."

Hurricanes forwards coach John Plumtree, a familiar face to many of the Stormers - given that he coached the Sharks in Durban for four years from 2008 to 2012 - said the visitors' recent form is not an indication of their true qualities.

"We have a lot of respect for the Stormers," he told the Wellington-based Dominion Post.

"They've been a top side for a long time and I know a lot of them."

Plumtree also made no secret of his admiration of a player like Vermeulen.

"They will be hurting after what happened to them last week [against the Highlanders] and we expect them to respond positively in terms of intensity and everything will go up another few notches this week," he said.

"Their pack is a really good pack, they are a typical South African side, very physical, very blunt, so we have to step up our D [defence]."

Recent results:
2014: Stormers won 19-18, Cape Town
2013: Stormers won 18-16, Palmerston North
2012: Stormers won 39-26, Cape Town
2010: Stormers won 37-13, Cape Town
2009: Hurricanes won 34-11, Wellington
2008: Stormers won 20-12, Cape Town

Prediction: The Hurricanes have lost their last four against the Stormers; however the last two defeats both come by fewer than three points. It is the Stormers' joint-best winning run over the 'Canes, though they have never beaten them five times in a row. The last two matches between the sides have each seen less than 40 points scored in total and they have been settled by two and one-point margins respectively. A win for the Hurricanes will equal their best ever winning streak of seven matches, something they achieved in April 2003. The Stormers have lost their last four games in New Zealand. They have not lost five consecutive away games against New Zealand sides since 1998. The Hurricanes have maintained the best tackling success rate so far this season (90 percent). The Stormers (84.1 percent) rank second-worst when it comes to tackling success rate. You'll get good odds on a Stormers win, so it might be worth a small wager. However, the smart money is on a Hurricanes win - mostly likely by 10 to 15 points.

Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Ben May, 18 Chris Eves, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Adam Hill, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Rey Lee-Lo, 23 James Marshall.
 
Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Michael Rhodes, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Kurt Coleman
23 Huw Jones.
 
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Kane McBride, Mike Lash
TMO: Chris Wratt

Rebels v Reds
(AAMI Park, Melbourne - Kick-off: 19.40; 18.40 Queensland time; 08.40 GMT)

It is the first of this season's derbies between the states of Victoria and Queensland.

Like the Rebels the week prior, the Reds saw firsthand the quality a rejuvenated Lions outfit is bringing to Super Rugby, as they sewed up a third win from their four-game Australasian tour.

Wallaby star Quade Cooper - a frustrated figure that was involved in several off-the-ball skirmishes and even took to throwing punches at opponents - had a last-minute drop-goal charged down, as the Reds went down 17-18-17.

The Rebels, against the unbeaten Hurricanes in Wellington, lost by a much larger margin - 12-36. However, they were also well in the contest, until two late tries saw the table-topping Hurricanes run away with the game.

The spice to this encounter in Melbourne will be provided by a number of returning players - with disgraced Rugby League convert Karmichael Hunt on top of that list.

Star loose forward Liam Gill, who served a ban for foul play, is also available again.

Reds head coach Richard Graham said he is a "huge admirer" of Gulls's workrate.

"Around the breakdown he is one of the best in Australia,"Graham said, adding: "Him coming back in as a genuine threat on the ball will help us on Friday."

Losing to the Lions was a disaster for a Reds team now in 14th spot.

"We understand that we need to start winning," the coach said.

"Our stats - including running metres and linebreaks - were all much better [against the Lions], so not transferring that to the scoreboard was very disappointing for everyone in our dressing room," Graham added.

Recent results:
2014: Reds won 36-20, Melbourne
2014: Rebels won 30-27, Brisbane
2013: Reds won 33-20, Brisbane
2013: Reds won 23-13, Melbourne
2012: Reds won 32-17, Melbourne
2012: Reds won 11-6, Brisbane

Prediction: The Reds' largest ever Super Rugby win (53-3) came against the Rebels in their first meeting with their Melbourne rivals in March 2011. The last three matches between the sides have produced over 50 points apiece. The Rebels are enduring their worst ever run of form at home having lost their last seven in Melbourne. The Reds have lost eight of their last nine away matches, gaining a losing bonus point in just two of those. The Rebels have the lowest line-out success rate in the competition (76 percent). Just two other sides have a better line-out success rate than the Reds (90 percent). Calling the winner of this encounter is akin to playing Two-up - that traditional Australian gambling game. Yes, indeed, toss a couple of coins and see if you can guess the outcome. Well, if we must, we'll go with the home team and say the Rebels will win by less than 10 points.

Teams:

Rebels:
15 Mike Harris, 14 Tom English, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Tim Metcher, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Colby Fainga’a, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Jordy Reid, 23 Bryce Hegarty.

Reds: 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 James O'Connor, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Dave McDuling, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Ben Daley, 17 Saia Fainga'a, 18 Sef Faagase, 19 Marco Kotze, 20 Curtis Browning, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Chris Kuridrani, 23 Karmichael Hunt.

Referee: Matt O'Brien (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Michael Hogan (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


Statistical information provided by Opta Sports
 

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Canes hold on to cement top spot

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:50

REPORT: The Hurricanes cemented top spot on the Super Rugby standings with a 25-20 win over a willing Stormers team in Wellington on Friday.

The Hurricanes cemented top spot on the Super Rugby standings with a 25-20 win over a willing Stormers team in Wellington on Friday.

Surviving a strong second-half fight back by the Stormers and outscoring the visitors by three tries to two, the Hurricanes won their seventh consecutive match in an unbeaten start to the season.

The Stormers cab feel aggrieved about many of the referee's rulings, with captain Duane Vermeulen's many running debates with Rohan Hoffmann attest to his feelings about the Australian official's puzzling calls.

The Hurricanes, however, deserve credit for playing what was afforded them and raced into a deserved 25-3 half-time lead - which included a 90-metre try by start flyhalf Beauden Barrett.

The Stormers came back strongly in the second half and scored two tries of their own, including a penalty try as the Hurricanes' deliberate transgressions became all to obvious for Hoffmann to ignore.

However, in the end the Stormers ran out of time and will also rue the many mistakes that cost them scoring chances.

A 12-minute burst before half-time, in which they scored three tries, propelled the Hurricanes to a 25-3 lead at the break - before they surrendered 17 unanswered points in the second half.

Their running game, effectively led by Nehe Milner-Skudder in the first half, fell away and it was only resolute defence that limited the Stormers to two tries.

"The basics were letting us down," Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said.

"The set piece which worked so well for us had a few problems and the Stormers started playing really well.

"They were looking after the ball and weren't making mistakes and we weren't getting the turnovers we were in the first half and suddenly it was a different game."

One bright spot for the Hurricanes in their seventh win from seven games was the continued development of fullback Milner-Skudder, whose two late tries last week also ensured the Hurricanes overcame the Melbourne Rebels.

Against the Stormers the 24-year-old nephew of George Skudder and cousin of Buff Milne - both former All Blacks - was a central figure in two of their three tries.

Milner-Skudder scored the Hurricanes' first try when he raced through to beat the cover defence to a Beauden Barrett corner kick, and set up the second try by slicing through the Stormers to send Julian Savea over.

The Hurricanes' third try was a 90-metre effort from turnover ball when they were desperately defending.

Ma'a Nonu, playing his 150th Super game, led the break out with Cory Jane and Brad Shields also handling before Barrett finished off the move.

Barrett also kicked two conversions and two penalties to a penalty for the Stormers by Demetri Catrakilis as the Hurricanes went into the half-time break with a healthy 25-3 lead.

But the nature of the game turned after the break as Duane Vermeulen and Schalk Burger led an improved ball-winning effort by the Stormers forwards.

The Stormers turned down three penalty shots at goal in their effort to get their first try and were eventually rewarded with a penalty try when the Hurricanes scrum collapsed on their own line.

Centre Huw Jones, denied one try when it was ruled he took the ball from an offside position, made no mistake with his second opportunity and scored in the corner in the 65th minute as the game narrowed to 25-17.

But despite holding a territorial advantage in the closing stages, the Stormers were held back by the Hurricanes defence and had to rely on a penalty by Kurt Coleman to get their bonus point.

Man of the match: Schalk Burger played at 100kilometres-per-hour, as he always does. Duane Vermeulen was a monster of pure power in the second half, Huw Jones did very well for a late replacement and Damian de Allende also had a few decent runs. Ma'a Nonu was aggressive, Beauden Barrett was again the general that directed the troops, Reggie Goodes produced some sublime moments, including some valuable turnovers, and Brad Shields produced a mammoth workrate. However, our award goes Hurricanes fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder, who caused all kinds of trouble for a fractured Stormers defensive line in the first half. He scored one try and had a hand in another, as the Hurricanes raced into what proved to be a match-winning lead.

The scorers:

For the Hurricanes:
Tries:
Milner-Skudder, Savea, Barrett
Cons: Barrett 2
Pens: Barrett 2

For the Stormers:
Tries:
Penalty try, Jones
Cons: Catrakilis 2
Pens: Catrakilis, Coleman

Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Ben May, 18 Chris Eves, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Adam Hill, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Rey Lee-Lo, 23 James Marshall.
 
Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Michael Rhodes, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23  Johnny Kotze .
 
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Kane McBride, Mike Lash
TMO: Chris Wratt

Nehe Milner-Skudder (27min), Julian Savea (36min), and Beauden Barrett (39min)
TRIES
Huw Jones (65min)
Beauden Barrett (28min) and Beauden Barrett (40min)
CONVERSIONS
Demetri Catrakilis (49min) and Demetri Catrakilis (65min)
Beauden Barrett (10min) and Beauden Barrett (19min)
PENALTIES
Demetri Catrakilis (14min) and Kurt Coleman (74min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
48min
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Wellington
REFEREE Rohan Hoffmann