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Super Rugby | Wellington
07:35 (GMT) | 05-06-2015
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Hurricanes secure the scrum as Vito picks and goes. Hurricanes just running the clock down now with pick-and-goes. They receive a penalty and Marshall kicks it out to bring the game to FULL-TIME.
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Highlanders use a good set-move from the scrum freeing up Treeby who has space and gets on the outside. Treeby is brought down 5m short and loses it forward as he is brought to ground.
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Eade gets the ball away to Naholo but he is wrapped up quickly. The Highlanders move spread the ball left as buckman makes a good off-load to Tongia who tip-toes down the touchline and off-loads to Baker who dives over in the corner. The play is reviewed and play is brought back for a Highlanders scrum on the Canes 22m.
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Vito makes a good turnover to take the ball from the away-side, as they attack the Highlanders. But the Highlanders are pushing them backwards. A forward pass brings the play to an end and the Highlanders have a scrum.
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Marshall converts the kick too add a further 2 points.
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Highlanders with possession but Eade throws a pass which Shields intercepts and offloads to Nonu who shows some pace to run 20m for a try.
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Marshall's kick from the corner can't curl in.
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Vito flips between his legs to Smyle as he plays blind to Nonu who powers his way over with three defenders on his back. Raw strength from Nonu.
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Hurricanes run it our from their 22m as Barret has time on the ball. He plays Savea who chips ahead, barret hacks it forward again but Tongia is back to dive on the ball 5m from his own line. Sopoaga's clearance is charged down and the Canes have a 5m scrum.
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Eves makes a bust down the midfield but his offload only finds Baker who launches a counter. Pryor is released down the touchline and he passes a loopy pass inside. Highlanders are awarded a penalty which Eade takes quickly. Highlanders are desperate for a try but they knock it on to hand the Canes a scrum inside their 22m.
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Vito picks up and gets go-forward ball. But the Highlnders turnover possession and Buckman kicks very deep. Hurricanes counter but lose the ball forward for a Highlanders scrum.
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Replacement scrumhalf Eade knocks-on at the base and the Hurricanes have a scrum now.
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Thrush secures the line-out and Nonu crashes at the line. Ball goes left but Vito loses it in contact and the Highlanders have a scrum.
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Marshall kicks for touch but the Highlanders steal the line-out. Sopoaga's clearance is out on the full and the Canes will come back to the 22m of the Highlanders for a line-out.
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Sopoaga kicks for touch and the Highlanders secure the lineout. They play a set-move as Naholo come off his wing to crash it up. An off-load goes forward and an offside Highlander picks it up to hand a penalty to the Hurricanes.
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Sopoaga kicks for touch and the Highlanders secure the lineout. They play a set-move as Naholo come off his wing to crash it up. An off-load goes forward and an offside Highlander picks it up to hand a penalty to the Hurricanes.
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Hurricanes steal the throw again and move the ball wide as Broadhurst makes a good carry. Milner-Skudder's offload goes forward and the Highlanders have a scrum inside their 22m.
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Sopoaga hits the the corner but the Highlanders lose the line-out. The ball is quickly spread wide to Marshall as he is free but puts a grubber through that only finds touch.
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Barrett under pressure clears for touch and Tongia takes it quickly. Highlanders going through phases but moving laterally only. Treeby finds a gap but the play gets scrappy for the Highlanders. 13 phases and the Highlanders still have it. The Hurricanes eventually steal it and run it out 20m but the Highlanders steal it back, and are given a penalty for the Hurricanes offside.
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Highlanders right back in Canes territory with a line-out 5m out. The set the drive and are awarded a penalty from the maul for collapsing. Sopoaga chips the ball in the corner to set another line-out. the maul is formed again but this time the Hurricanes defend it well and win the scrum turnover.
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Marshall converts the extras.
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Hurricanes are quickly back in the Highlanders 22m from a Coles break. He goes to ground and Perenara shift left. The Canes pressing hard and the ball comes back the opposite direction as Ardie Savea makes a brea, he finds Perenara in support scores a try for the Canes.
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Sopoaga kicks a beauty from a difficult angle to raise the flags.
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Hardy picks up at the base and some good hands by Buckman puts Banks away for a try in the corner.
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Highlanders bounce back quickly as Evans makes a break down the middle of the park and he is brought down 7m short.
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Marshall converts the kick.
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Early scrum for the Canes with Milner-Skudder at first receiver. He beats the first defender to set front foot ball for the Hurricanes. Perenara moves it left and Savea runs over for a try under the poles.
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SECOND-HALF: Hurricanes fullback James Marshall gets the half underway.

Half Time

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Canes secure the line-out and are 5m out from the line. Barrett snipes at the line and his over the line but Dixon holds him up as that brings the game to HALF-TIME.
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Scrum-time for the Highlanders in their own half and the Hurricanes win a penalty, and Marshall sticks it in the corner for a line-out.
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Marshall's kick this time is good for the extra 2 points.
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Hurricanes counter from the kick and Vito receives the ball on the wing, he cuts in to set the next phase. Thrush takes it forward and Perenara gets quick ball as he moves it left. Barrett finds a hole with a burst of acceleration. Some quick hands put Coles away in the corner as he stays in field for the try.
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35 minutes gone and it is the first scrum of the game. Tanaka will feed the scrum just outside their 22m. Buckman takes the ball forward before Tanaka puts one high.
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Sopoaga is off target with his conversion.
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Milner-Skudder puts one high for Tongia who collects an puts one high in. Tongia chases and catches his own kick and he is away. He is sprinting for the line but Marshall reels him in. Tongia finds Hardie in support who is running for the line but his opposite number Savea fetches him. The Highlanders are just short. Tanaka moves it left quickly and Sopoaga dives low and goes over for the try.
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Sopoaga from the corner, drifts wide with the conversion.
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Hurricanes on the front-foot again. Barrett kicks deep and Banks replies with an up-and-under which the Highlanders get back. Highlanders with some rare possession as Tanaka directs play. Some could hands allows Hardy to busts and makes a break down the touchline, he finds Tongia in support and he dives over for a try.
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Marshall misses the conversion again.
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Hurricanes turnover possession and put a kick in deep, Naholo collects and runs in his own in-goal area as he is chased by Savea, he runs right around and back out into his 22m but is met by Ardie Savea. The Hurricanes counter-ruck and turnover possession. They attack left quickly. Perenara picks up at the base and dives over for the try.
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Thrush secures the line-out and Lee-lo takes a flat pass at the line. Highlanders win the penalty turnover and Sopoaga will clear for touch.
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Hurricanes look lethal off the restart again as Milner-Skudder runs at the defence. Barrett puts a kick in deep and all Banks can do is collect and kick out just outside his 22m.
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Marshall converts his own try to extend the lead for the Canes.
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Highlanders have a line-out just inside Hurricanes territory. Broadhurst steals it and the Canes make use of the turnover as Barrett quickly shifts it wide and Marshall receives a pass and steps off his right foot and beats 3 defenders to run 30m for a try under the poles.
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Marshall cant add the extra 2 points as he conversion sails wide.
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Hurricanes with possession as Barrett controls the play. He moves it right in search of Milner-Skudder who he finds. Milner-Skudder puts on the jets and shows the dummy, he finds a hole and steps the next defender while he offloads a backdoor pass to find Blade Thompson who canters over for a try.
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Smith opts for the points and Marshall makes no mistake and raises the flags.
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The Hurricanes use the width of the field and Milner-Skudder makes some ground. The ball comes back the oppositie direction as Savea is released bouncing tacklers. The Hurricanes are 10m out of the Highlanders line and the receive a penalty. Hurricanes set the line-out and form the maul. Evans is penalised for collapsing the maul and slowing the ball down. He is shown a Yellow Card.
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Hurricanes kick for touch and set the line-out outside their 22m. Thrush secures the ball and Perenara kicks high. Tongia runs back and and Sopoaga puts a chip to the corner to find touch. Barrett takes it quickly and the Canes begin to counter from their own 5m.
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Highlanders probing the Hurricanes line now as they work the blindside. Tanaka keeping it tight with the forwards before he spreads wide. Naholo attackes the line but he is tackled well and Vito wins the penalty turnover.
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Highlanders with a penalty of their own and an easy opportunity for Sopoaga to add 3 points. He lines up a shot but it is wide and the Hurricanes restart with a 22.
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James Marshall levels the scores with a clean strike at poles from the penalty.
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Highlanders burst down the touchline from the restart. Tanaka plays left to Sopoaga as they shift the ball wide but Smith reads play well and hits Emery ball and all forcing the turnover. Savea is released down the touchline and he grubbers ahead, and they receive a penalty after Sopoaga threw the ball away after it had gone into touch.
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Highlanders turnover possession in the Hurricanes 22m. There are no options and Sopoaga slots a cool drop goal to hand the Highlanders the lead.
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KICK-OFF: Highlanders flyhalf Lima Sopoaga gets the game underway
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Jamie Joseph has rested his three key All Black players in Fekitoa, Ben Smith and Aaron Smith. That will leave some holes in the Highlanders team.
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The Hurricanes require just two points to ensure they finish the regular season at the top of the standings. However, the Highlanders have the same motivational forces driving them. A win could provide the Dunedin-based franchise with a shot at winning the New Zealand conference.
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Welcome to live coverage of Super Rugby Round 17 with a juicy first match between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes in Napier.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 James Marshall
  • 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • 13 Conrad Smith
  • 12 Reynold Lee-Lo
  • 11 Julian Savea
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 8 Victor Vito
  • 7 Ardie Savea
  • 6 Blade Thomson
  • 5 James Broadhurst
  • 4 Jeremy Thrush
  • 3 Ben Franks
  • 2 Dane Coles
  • 1 Reg Goodes
RESERVES
  • 23 Ma'a Nonu
  • 22 Willis Halaholo
  • 21 Chris Smylie
  • 20 Brad Shields
  • 19 Mark Abbott
  • 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
  • 17 Chris Eves
  • 16 Brayden Mitchell
START LINE UP
  • 15 Marty Banks
  • 14 Waisake Naholo
  • 13 Jason Emery
  • 12 Richard Buckman
  • 11 Ryan Tongia
  • 10 Lima Sopoaga
  • 9 Fumiaki Tanaka
  • 8 Elliot Dixon
  • 7 John Hardie
  • 6 Gareth Evans
  • 5 Tom Franklin
  • 4 Alex Ainley
  • 3 Josh Hohneck
  • 2 Ash Dixon
  • 1 Brendon Edmonds
RESERVES
  • 23 Kurt Baker
  • 22 Shaun Treeby
  • 21 Scott Eade
  • 20 Dan Pryor
  • 19 Joe Latta
  • 18 Ross Geldenhuys
  • 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown
  • 16 Liam Coltman
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Preview: S15 Round 17, Part One

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:48

It doesn't get any bigger. It doesn't get any better. Jan de Koning looks at the two crucial matches on Friday.

It doesn't get any bigger. It doesn't get any better.

The Highlanders, the only team that can still overtake the Hurricanes at the top of Super Rugby's standings, travel to Napier for an epic all-New Zealand derby and the opening match of the penultimate weekend of league action.

Given the importance of the match and the quality of the rugby produced by these two teams this season, it is not a surprise McLean Park is set for a sell-out.

Hurricanes Chief executive James Te Puni said it was exciting to be able to take a game of this magnitude to Napier.

"There's a lot riding on this game for both teams - it will go a long way to determining the placings for the final six," Te Puni said.

Friday's other match - which happens to be an all-Australia derby across the Tasman see - will see a determined Brumbies team travel to Perth to take on the Western Force.

Victory will see the Brumbies reclaim the lead in the Australian conference and a top three spot. They will be determined to make it a bonus-point win to pile pressure on the Waratahs.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, June 5

Hurricanes v Highlanders

(McLean Park, Napier - Kick-off: 19.35; 07.35 GMT)

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd described last week's loss to the Crusaders as a "horrible" performance and knows his team can't afford another horror show like that against the Highlanders.

The Hurricanes require just two points to ensure they finish the regular season at the top of the standings. That will book them a home semifinal and more importantly a bye in the preliminary round of play-offs.

They can do this by winning, playing to a draw or even two bonus points. As they say in the classics: 'The ball is in their court.'

"I'm not sure of the reason why [we lost last week], but we're determined it won't happen again," he told NZ Newswire.

However, the Highlanders have the same motivational forces driving them.

A win could provide the Dunedin-based franchise with a shot at winning the New Zealand conference.

However, they will have to do it without the All Black trio of Ben Smith, Aaron Smith and Malakai Fekitoa. They are all being rested in accordance to an agreement with the New Zealand Rugby Union.

The the last time coach Jamie Joseph rested his All Blacks the Highlanders slumped to and 18-31 loss to the Brumbies, back in April.

"Good teams learn from their lessons and that was a lesson we learned [against the Brumbies]," Joseph told The Southland Times.

"Following the Brumbies game I think we won by 30 or 40 points against the Sharks," Joseph added.

"But no doubt that is what we are going to come up against this weekend against the Hurricanes.

"They were well beaten by the Crusaders so there could be a backlash against us,  so we need to prepare properly.

"We've done that as best we can and we are going to Napier knowing we are up against the best team in the competition."

Recent results:
2015: Hurricanes won 20-13, Dunedin
2014: Highlanders won 18-16, Wellington
2014: Highlanders won 35-31, Dunedin
2013: Highlanders won 49-44, Wellington
2013: Hurricanes won 23-19, Dunedin
2012: Hurricanes won 26-20, Dunedin
2012: Highlanders won 19-17, Wellington

Prediction: Waisake Naholo (nine) and TJ Perenara (eight) rank first and second respectively for tries scored this term. The Hurricanes boast the best scrum success rate (96 percent) this year, but the Highlanders have averaged the most scrums won on their own feed (7.8). The Highlanders rank second (27.6) and Hurricanes third (27.2) for points per game this year. The last two fixtures between these sides have seen 34 and 33 points scored respectively. The previous four averaged 62. Eleven of the last 15 games between these sides have seen an away win. The Landers are aiming for four consecutive victories for the first time since the first four rounds of the 2012 season. The last 13 meetings between these two sides have all been settled by seven points or fewer. The Hurricanes have looked vulnerable at times, but the Highlanders more so. The Hurricanes have one key All Black out, Ma'a Nonu. The Highlanders three - Ben and Aaron Smith, as well as Malakai Fekitoa. Advantage Hurricanes - who should win by at least a converted try in and an exciting encounter.

Teams:

Hurricanes:
15 James Marshall, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Blade Thomson, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Callum Gibbins/Willis Halaholo, 23 Cory Jane/Ma'a Nonu.

Highlanders: 15 Marty Banks, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Ryan Tongia, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 John Hardie, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon (captain), 1 Brendon Edmonds.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Scott Eade, 22 Shaun Treeby, 23 Kurt Baker.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Shane McDermott, Paul Williams
TMO: Aaron Paterson

Western Force v Brumbies
(nib Stadium, Perth - Kick-off: 19.00 AWST; 21.00 AEST; 11.00 GMT)

The Western Force have been a bitter disappointment this season. However, they can be party spoilers - as they twice did against the defending champion Waratahs, which just so happens to be their only victories of the season.

The best news to come out of Perth this week was the three-year contract extension for Wallaby loose forward Ben McCalman.

The deal, which includes an Australian Rugby Union clause that allows him one season in Japan after the World Cup, means the Force will have some stability in terms of their player resources going forward.

The Force play their last home game of the season against the Brumbies on Friday.

The Brumbies, who are on a hit and run trip only arriving in Perth on Thursday, are chasing a home semifinal.

"It's a very important game," McCalman told The West Australian.

"It's out last home game and they will be desperate for the win - being in a race against the Tahs to guarantee first place in the Australian conference."

The Brumbies are coming off a hard-earned win over the Bulls in Canberra last week.

With their season on the line, the Brumbies have posted back-to-back victories for the first time since back in mid-March and a bonus-point win against the Force will put them back to the top of the Aussie totem pole - while also booking them a top six spot and a guaranteed place in the play-offs.

The Brumbies are well aware of the threat posed by the lowly Force outfit.

"Our attitude this week is to win," fullback Jesse Mogg said in an interview on the Brumbies website.

"I think that hurt us a couple of years ago, we went over there and played really poorly and from memory I think we lost that game.

"The Force, although I guess they're sitting poorly on the table, they're still a fantastic team - hard at the breakdown and a good defensive team.  

"It's going to be really tough for us, but we're going to aim up this week and hopefully finish the regular season strong."

Recent results:
2015: Brumbies won 27-15, Canberra
2014: Brumbies won 47-25, Canberra
2014: Brumbies won 27-14, Perth
2013: Force won 21-15, Perth
2013: Brumbies won 41-7, Canberra
2012: Brumbies won 28-17, Perth
2012: Brumbies won 19-17, Canberra

Prediction: The Force have won one of their last eight against the men from Canberra. The Force's last three wins have been against fellow Australian Conference opponents, but these have stretched out over a run of 18 matches. The Brumbies have lost two of their last four at home. Prior to that,
they had lost just one of 15 in Canberra. The Force have scored the fewest points this season (212) and the Brumbies have conceded the fewest (204). The Brumbies (two) and Force (three) have scored the fewest number of tries when starting out with the ball from within their own half in 2015. The smart money is on a big Brumbies win - by 15 points or more.

Teams:

Western Force:
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Guy Millar, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Tetera Faulkner, 19 Steve Mafi, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Patrick Dellit.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Nigel Ah Wong, 23 James Dargaville.

Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant referees: Damien Mitchelmore, Graham Cooper
TMO: Peter Marshall

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


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Hurricanes seal top spot

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:24

REPORT: The Hurricanes secured top spot on the Super Rugby standings, with a week of the regular season still to go.

The Hurricanes secured top spot on the Super Rugby standings, with a week of the regular season still to go - after they blew an under-strength Highlanders team away at McLean Park in Napier on Friday.

Outscoring the Highlanders by eight tries to three, the Hurricanes record an emphatic 56-20 victory.

It means they can no longer be caught at the top of the global or New Zealand standings, as the Highlanders were the only team that could still have caught them.

It also means they will have a bye in the when the preliminary play-offs get underway in about a fortnight, while they will be able to put a number of key players on ice in next week's final round of league action.

The Hurricanes will also home advantage through the play-offs, as they chase a maiden Super Rugby title.

Wrecking ball centre Ma'a Nonu and nippy scrumhalf TJ Perenara scored two tries apiece, as the Hurricanes bounced back from a heavy loss to the Crusaders last week.

"It's a step in the right direction for us but we've got a wee way to go," captain Conrad Smith said.

"There's a lot of work still to be done, but I'm proud of the way we played."

Despite the defeat, the Highlanders will almost certainly make the play-offs too, but will be concerned at such a comprehensive loss.

They were missing key All Blacks Aaron and Ben Smith and Malakai Fekitoa, who will return to bolster their play-off campaign.

The match began on a sombre note with a minute's silence to honour ex-Hurricane and All Black Jerry Collins, who was killed with his partner in a road accident in France.

The Hurricanes raced to an early 23-3 lead and never looked back, keeping the scoreboard ticking over and suppressing the Highlanders with a crunching defence.

They have lost only two matches out of 15 this season and are runaway leaders on the ladder with 62 points.

The Hurricanes have never won a Super Rugby title, with their best result in 2006 when they lost the final to the Crusaders.

Man of the match: Fumiaki Tanaka made good use of a rare starting opportunity, while Elliot Dixon and John Hardie tried their best. Conrad Smith always puts his hand up, Julian Savea had his batch of power-charges, Beauden Barrett looked solid in his return from injury, TJ Perenara was his usual lively self, Victor Vito and Ardie Savea made life decidedly unpleasant for the Highlanders, James Broadhurst is now the form lock in the competition and Dane Coles was busy. However, our award goes to Hurricanes wing Nehe Milner-Skudder, for the sheer wizardry that he produced in another stand-out performance.

The scorers:

For the Hurricanes:
Tries:
Thomson, Marshall, Perenara 2, Coles, J Savea, Nonu 2
Cons: Marshall 5
Pens: Marshall 2

For the Highlanders:
Tries:
Tongia, Sopoaga, Banks
Con: Sopoaga
DG: Sopoaga

Yellow card:  Gareth Evans (Highlanders, 10 - professional foul, slowing down the ball)

Teams:

Hurricanes:
15 James Marshall, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Blade Thomson, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Reggie Goodes.
Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Callum Gibbins/Willis Halaholo, 23 Cory Jane/Ma'a Nonu.

Highlanders: 15 Marty Banks, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Ryan Tongia, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 John Hardie, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon (captain), 1 Brendon Edmonds.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Scott Eade, 22 Shaun Treeby, 23 Kurt Baker.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Shane McDermott, Paul Williams
TMO: Aaron Paterson

Blade Thomson (15min), James Marshall (18min), TJ Perenara (24min), Dane Coles (36min), Julian Savea (42min), TJ Perenara (47min), Ma'a Nonu (69min), and Ma'a Nonu (71min)
TRIES
Ryan Tongia (27min), Lima Sopoaga (31min), and Marty Banks (45min)
James Marshall (19min), James Marshall (37min), James Marshall (43min), James Marshall (48min), and James Marshall (72min)
CONVERSIONS
Lima Sopoaga (46min)
James Marshall (4min) and James Marshall (12min)
PENALTIES
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Lima Sopoaga (1min)
 
Gareth Evans (10min)
 
 
VENUE Wellington
REFEREE Jaco Peyper