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Super Rugby | Wellington
07:35 (GMT) | 06-08-2016
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Julian Savea with a nice run midfield for the Canes, the crowd are already celebrating! Its been a polished performance from the Hurricanes today.
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Hurricanes win the penalty. Barrett kicks for touch to set up a lineout just outside their own 22.
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Not straight at the lineout , that sums up the Lions day. Disappointing... Hurricanes scrum on their own line.
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Lions 5 meters from the Hurricanes try line as the forwards pick and go numerous times, but are met with solid defense. Lions win the penalty and they opt to set up a 5 meter lineout.
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Lions scrum near the Canes 22. They simply have to strike now if they have any hopes of winning.
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Barrett breaks the Lions line, then puts through a kick which Kriel cleans up and Cronje clears the ball up to Marshall who attempts a drop goal which is wide. Game seems to be opening up finally
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Lions still with ball in hand as the forwards pick and go numerous times but the Hurricanes turn the ball over and Barrett pumps the ball up field to Combrinck who runs it back at them.
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Lions lineout in the Canes half as Mapoe crashes it up midfield but is met with solid defense. Lions keep bashing at the Canes defense but without any reward what so ever.
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Barrett converts the try
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Whiteley knicks the ball on the Canes throw but Riccitelli hacks the ball through and Barrett dives on the ball and scores the easiest try!
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De Klerk clears the ball up field and Whiteley tackles the man in the air , Canes penalty . Barrett kicks for touch to set up a lineout in the Lions 22.
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Combrinck makes a good run for the Lions once again before the ball is coughed up by the visitors and Uhila puts his head down for the Hurricanes.
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Canes on the attack near the halfway line, Fifita has a run then Perenara clears the ball regathered by Shields who plays Aso . Canes look to be in control here, but the game is very slow.
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Lions win another penalty and this time Jantjies will have a shot at goal . He lines up his kick, strikes the ball but its wide.
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Jantjies kicks for touch as the Lions win another penalty. Marx finds his jumper and Dylan Smith ahs a run followed by Coetzee. Lions just inside the Canes half.
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Barrett puts in cross kick which is fumbled by Mnisi, Lions get lucky as they win a penalty , but the visitors are not looking very threatening so far.
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Lions win the penalty at the scrum. Jantjies kicks for touch to set up a lineout . From the lineout the maul is set and going forward nicely before Mnisi crashes it up midfield.
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Canes on the attack as Proctor makes a lovely run , Canes in the Lions 22 before the ball is lost forward and the Lions have the scrum put in 5 meters from their own try line.
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Perenara feeds the scrum, plays Barrett who puts through grubber which Coetzee cleans up. A game of aerial ping pong takes place between the two teams. A fairly dull game so far.
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Lions on the attack in the Hurricanes half but its very sloppy as Jantjies loses the ball forward. Scrum Hurricanes.
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Marshall clears the ball into touch and the Lions have a lineout on the halfway line.
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Barrett's penalty sails through the middle , great kick!
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Hurricanes penalty for Mostert being offside. Barrett will have a shot at goal to extend the lead
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Combrinck makes a good run for the Lions, they are on the attack outside the Canes 22 before Savea forces the penalty and Barrett clears the ball into touch.
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De Klerk loses the ball forward , scrum Hurricanes. Barrett has a run then Shields. Janse van Rensburg comes very close to making an intercept but loses the ball forward. Unlucky..
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Lions win the penalty , Jantjies kicks for touch. Lineout Lions on the halfway line.
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Perenara loses the ball forward. Scrum Lions. Dane Coles also goes off with an injury. Canes demolish the Lions scrum and win the ball on the Lions feed.
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Hurricanes on the attack in the Lions 22. Shields has a run, Uhila and May. Lions defense holds strong.
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Barrett kicks off for the second half

Half Time

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Halftime! See you all in a bit for the second half! Hurricanes leading at the break.
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Canes on the attack on the halfway line before Barrett puts in a kick that rolls out on the Lions 22.
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Jantjies puts in a cross kick but its cleaned up easily by Marshall. Lions then penalized for being offside at the ruck. Barrett kicks for touch.
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Lions on the attack inside the Hurricanes 22 as Marx has a run. Janse Van Rensburg gets the ball stripped off him and Shields hacks the ball through .
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Charge down from the Lions forces the Canes back into their 22. Barrett then clears for touch and the ball goes out on the 22. Lineout Lions.
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Hurricanes then destroy the Lions pack and win the penalty. Lions backed themselves there, Canes with a big statement there. Barrett clears for touch.
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Lions demolish the Hurricanes scrum and win the penalty, they choose to pack down to scrum again. Clearly the visitors are dominant in this department.
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Lions losing ground with ball in hand, forcing de Klerk to kick again. Hurricanes clean up the ball but the ball doesn't come out the ruck, ref blows for a scrum to the Lions 5 meters from the Hurricanes try line.
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De Klerk hoists a up and under which is regathered by the Lions. Jantjies then kicks and Barrett cleans up and responds with his own. Play rather slow at the moment.
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Janse Van Rensburg loses the ball forward from the resulting scrum. Disappointing for the Lions.
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Hurricanes with ball in hand inside the Lions half before the Lions win the penalty due to great work from Tecklenburg at the breakdown. Jantjies kicks for touch to set up a lineout just outside the Hurricanes 22.
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Jantjies slots a penalty for the Lions, 7 point game.
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Lions with ball in hand near the Canes 22. Mapoe has a run then Ferreira. Hurricanes defense holds strong but the Lions win the penalty.
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Barrett converts the try
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Shambles from the Lions in their own 22 as Jantjies throws the ball to Mapoe who attempts to clear the ball but it goes straight to Cory Jane and scores like a thief in the night!!!!!!!! Trrrrrrrrrrryyyyytiiiimeeee!
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Massive run from Ardie Savea as he makes 30 meters before Perenara box kicks and it goes into touch.
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De Klerk clears the ball , Barrett cleans up the ball and the Hurricanes win the penalty for incorrect entry to the ruck from the Lions. Barrett kicks the penalty for touch to set up the lineout
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Marshall clears the ball into touch , lineout Lions on the halfway line .
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Lions scrum on the 22 from a knock on at the lineout. Lions bash it up through Marx and Mostert before Skosan loses the ball forward. Scrum Hurricanes inside their own 22.
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Lovely kick put through by De Klerk forces Marshall to run back and clean up. Barrett then puts in a banana kick that goes out on his own 22. Lineout Lions.
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Lions scrum on the halfway line , Whiteley picks up from the back and gets tackled by Shields who knocks the number 8 backwards.
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Barrett lands the penalty and the Hurricanes take the lead
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Canes on the attack on the Lions 22 before they win the penalty advantage, Barrett has a drop goal, but its wide. We go back for the penalty and Barrett will have a shot at goal.
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Lions win the lineout and attack the Canes defense before De Klerk puts in a kick cleaned up by Marshall who replies with his own kick. A battle of aerial ping pong then takes place between the two sides.
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Lions destroy the Hurricanes scrum and win the penalty. Jantjies puts the ball into touch to set up the lineout.
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No try, it is judged that Ardie Savea lost the ball forward in the build up to the try. Scrum Lions on their own 22.
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Barrett puts in a magnificent cross kick that is gathered by Jane who beats the last defender in Coetzee and scores a great try! TMO in action for a potential knock on ... Decision pending
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Barrett puts in a lovely kick that rolls into touch in the 22, from the lineout the Canes steal one on the Lions throw and they bash at the Lions defense as Proctor has a run followed by Savea.
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Jantjies strikes the penalty well but it lands just short before Marshall clears the ball up field and the Lions run it back before the Gary Owen is hoisted by Jantjies and cleaned up nicely by Jane
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Jantjies's kick off goes over the dead ball line , scrum to the Canes on the halfway line . Thereafter the Lions gain possession and attack the Canes defense before winning the penalty 45 meters out. They opt to have a shot at goal.
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First half underway as Jantjies kicks off !
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Teams come out the tunnel, its almost time to get this final underway! It should be a cracker!
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Up front there are just as many great battles - Victor Vito (Hurricanes) against Warren Whiteley (Lions), Ardie Savea (Hurricanes) against Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions), Brad Shields (Hurricanes versus Jaco Kriel (Lions) and so on. However, the most crucial contest will be in the scrums - where Ben May, Dane Coles or Ricky Riccitelli and Loni Uhila (Hurricanes) will have their work cut out against Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx and Dylon Smith (Lions).
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Head to Head: You can literally go to each of the 15 positions and make a case for it being important. However, the most important backline battles will be in the halfback positions - Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara (Hurricanes) versus Elton Jantjies and Francois de Klerk (Lions).
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For the Lions: The fact that Lions skipper Warren Whiteley recovered from the calf injury that sidelined him in the semifinal puts him in the same spotlight as Coles, but with the advantage of not having to pass a late fitness test. The accolades often go to players like Jaco Kriel, Francois de Klerk and Elton Jantjies. However, it is workhorses like Warwick Tecklenburg, Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira and Julian Redelinghuys that could help the Lions hold sway
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Ardie Savea poses arguably the biggest threat to the Lions - with his Sevens pace and freakish strength, not to mention his skill. And the ace up the sleeve could be his brother Julian Savea coming off the bench.
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For the Hurricanes: Before kick-off the biggest share of the spotlight will be on regular captain Dane Coles, who is in a race against time to recover from the rib cartilage injury he suffered in the quarterfinal and which kept him out of last week's semifinal. Coach Chris Boyd said he is prepared to wait till the very last minute to make a call.
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Welcome to the Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and the Lions!
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Loni Uhila
  • 2 Dane Coles
  • 3 Ben May
  • 4 Vaea Fifita
  • 5 Michael Fatialofa
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 7 Ardie Savea
  • 8 Victor Vito
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 11 Jason Woodward
  • 12 Willis Halaholo
  • 13 Matt Proctor
  • 14 Cory Jane
  • 15 James Marshall
RESERVES
  • 16 Ricky Riccitelli
  • 17 Chris Eves
  • 18 Reg Goodes
  • 19 Mark Abbott
  • 20 Callum Gibbins
  • 21 Jamison Gibson-Park
  • 22 Vince Tavae –Aso
  • 23 Julian Savea
START LINE UP
  • 1 Dylan Smith
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Julian Redelinghuys
  • 4 Andries Ferreira
  • 5 Franco Mostert
  • 6 Jaco Kriel
  • 7 Warwick Tecklenburg
  • 8 Warren Whiteley
  • 9 Francois de Klerk
  • 10 Elton Jantjies
  • 11 Courtnall Skosan
  • 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 13 Lionel Mapoe
  • 14 Ruan Combrinck
  • 15 Andries Coetzee
RESERVES
  • 16 Armand van der Merwe
  • 17 Corne Fourie
  • 18 Jacques van Rooyen
  • 19 Lourens Erasmus
  • 20 Ruan Ackermann
  • 21 Ross Cronje
  • 22 Howard Mnisi
  • 23 Jaco van der Walt
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Preview: Hurricanes v Lions

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:33

SUPER RUGBY FINAL: Super Rugby comes of age in Wellington on Saturday and Jan de Koning looks at the 21st Final of the professional era.

A lot has been said and written about the two teams, the hordes of super stars and game-breakers.

However, the most influential factor may well be Wellington's infamous southeasterly winds.

The locals will call it a 'breeze', but Johan Ackermann and his visiting Lions are taking no chances.

They have scheduled in an unprecedented extra kicking session at the Westpac Stadium - or Cake Tin, as it is affectionately known.

Ackermann, who told his players to make sure the "soak up the atmosphere" and "enjoy the occasion", ensured he gave his kickers every chance of getting used to the swirling winds inside the stadium.

"There is a difference at how the ball travels," Ackermann said in a trans-Indian Ocean teleconference - when asked about the expected conditions.

While the venue where the Lions practiced was open, Ackermann still scheduled an extra session for his kickers inside the match venue.

"That is probably going to be the biggest factor," the coach said about the wind.

"We arranged to send the kickers to the stadium on Thursday and at Friday's captain's run they get another chance. JP Ferreira [defence and kicking coach] went with the kickers and he was satisfied.

"We also have a chance during the warm-up before the game to get used to the conditions.

"However, it is on the day - under pressure - that you have to execute your kicks. That will be the challenge."

Ferreira said he was satisfied with the time his kickers had at the venue, with a pre-match warm-up to iron out any chinks in the armour.

Ferreira said the kickers won't make major adjustments from what they normally do, but judge each kick on its merits.

"At any moment you may find the wind is against you or from behind you," Ferreira said, adding: "That is what the swirling in the stadium does.

"You just have to make the right decisions."

Wing Ruan Combrinck experienced first-hand the sudden changes in conditions - slotting a kick from some 60 metres out and then just a minute later didn't reach the posts.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said his team has been in play-off mode since May and won't change anything in their approach.

"If we go all the way back to when we lost to the Sharks [on May 8]. I think we've been playing knockout football since then," Boyd told the Dominion Post.

"So we've had six or seven games of knockout football and if we lost one of those games - as you saw with the shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic in that week when we played the Crusaders - if we'd got it wrong the week before or the week before [that] we wouldn't have been in that shuffle.

"So we've been playing knockout football for a long time now and they're getting pretty good at it."

Ackermann, who made his only  appearance in a Super Rugby Final when he started for the Sharks (at age 37) in their 19-20 loss to the Bulls in Durban in 2007, said it is very special and hopefully the players will recognise that and enjoy the moment.

"We could feel the excitement in training," Ackermann said, adding: "The guys appeared to have overcome the travel [side-effects] and the energy was back.

"Every player knows what is at stake on Saturday.

"What I see in the team [this week] is the same I saw in the other play-off matches [quarterfinal and semifinal] - there was a calmness."

The coach said they approach it just like any game of rugby.

"The only difference is there is a trophy at the end of the match. If you suddenly want to change things and up the motivational ante, you'll miss the boat."

Players to watch:

For the Hurricanes: Before kick-off the biggest share of the spotlight will be on regular captain Dane Coles, who is in a race against time to recover from the rib cartilage injury he suffered in the quarterfinal and which kept him out of last week's semifinal. Coach Chris Boyd said he is prepared to wait till the very last minute to make a call. Among the confirmed players to start flank Ardie Savea poses arguably the biggest threat to the Lions - with his Sevens pace and freakish strength, not to mention his skill. And the ace up the sleeve could be his brother Julian Savea coming off the bench.

For the Lions: The fact that Lions skipper Warren Whiteley recovered from the calf injury that sidelined him in the semifinal puts him in the same spotlight as Coles, but with the advantage of not having to pass a late fitness test. The accolades often go to players like Jaco Kriel, Francois de Klerk and Elton Jantjies. However, it is workhorses like Warwick Tecklenburg, Franco Mostert, Andries Ferreira and Julian Redelinghuys that could help the Lions hold sway.

Head to head: You can literally go to each of the 15 positions and make a case for it being important. However, the most important backline battles will be in the halfback positions - Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara (Hurricanes) versus Elton Jantjies and Francois de Klerk (Lions). Up front there are just as many - Victor Vito (Hurricanes) against Warren Whiteley (Lions), Ardie Savea (Hurricanes) against Warwick Tecklenburg (Lions), Brad Shields (Hurricanes versus Jaco Kriel (Lions) and so on. However, the most crucial contest will be in the scrums - where Ben May, Dane Coles or Ricky Riccitelli and Loni Uhila (Hurricanes) will have their work cut out against Julian Redelinghuys, Malcolm Marx and Dylon Smith (Lions).

Prediction: There could be a new winner this year, meaning that five of the last six Super Rugby seasons will have seen a first-time winners - unless the Lions win, having won the Super 10 in 1993. The Hurricanes have won nine of their 10 encounters with the Lions in Super Rugby, including each of their last seven. In those last seven wins they have beaten the South African side by an average of 15.3 points per game. Not only will the Hurricanes be searching for Grand Final glory, but also an eighth consecutive Super Rugby win, which would set a club record. The Hurricanes are yet to win a Final from two attempts, losing by seven points to the Crusaders in 2006 and by the same margin to the Highlanders in 2015. The Lions won the first Super Rugby title when South Africa were invited back into international rugby, Transvaal (as they were called then) beating an All Black-laden Auckland team 20-17 in 1993. Yes, we refuse to ignore the Super 10, even if it did take place in the amateur era. The Lions are aiming to become only the second South African side to win the title (Bulls in 2007, 2009, 2010) in the professional era. The Lions have won their last three games against New Zealand opposition, scoring in excess of 40 points on each occasion. They've also won on both their excursions to New Zealand the past two seasons. Not since 2012 has a Super Rugby Final been decided by more than the value of a converted try (Chiefs 37-6 Sharks). The Lions (25) and Hurricanes (23) have scored the second and third most tries from possessions originating in their own half respectively this season, only the Crusaders (26) have scored more. This Final pitches the best attack against the best defence, the Lions have averaged a competition high 36.4 points and 4.8 tries per game whilst the Hurricanes have conceded a league low 19 points per game.Ardie Savea won three turnovers in the Hurricanes' semifinal win, more than any other player across the weekend, to take his season tally to 24, the second most of any player, only one behind the Brumbies' David Pocock (25). Savea has also made more tackles than any other player this season (192). The final sees the most prolific kickers in the competition go head to head. Beauden Barrett (71) and Elton Jantjies (70) have kicked more goals than any other players in the competition, though the Lions' shot-taker (74 percent) has been more accurate than his New Zealand counterpart (70 percent). No doubt the conditions, including home ground advantage, favour the Hurricanes. They are certainly fancied by the bookmakers. However, the Lions have come a long way since they conceded 50 points (losing 17-50) to the Hurricanes in Round 10, on April 30. If they win they would have beaten all five New Zealand teams in one season for the first time - having taken revenge against the Crusaders (quarterfinal) and Highlanders (semifinal) - after losing to them in the league stages. We are going to go against the bookmakers and suggest the Lions will break the Hurricanes hearts - but by a single score, try or penalty.

By Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com

* Stats courtesy of SANZAAR & Opta sport

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Champion Hurricanes too good for error-riddle Lions

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 07:08

MATCH REPORT: The Hurricanes are Super Rugby champions for the first time, following their 20-3 dismantling of the Lions in a wet Wellington on Saturday.

Having lost in last year's Final, the New Zealand franchises deservedly tasted success this time round - giving the five Kiwi franchises a full-house, with all having won at least one title.

And it also saw Victor Vito departing the Hurricanes, winning the title in his 100th game for the franchise.

The rain, which poured down intermittently during the game made ball control tough, but the Hurricanes were so much better - certainly more accustomed - to the conditions.

It also forced the Lions out of their comfort zone and into a tighter game - in stark contrast to their free-running game that was so successful in the dry conditions on the Highveld.

The Hurricanes' defence remains one of their most outstanding characteristics and they were winning - for most part - the collision area.

In fact the Hurricanes have not conceded a try in more than 300 minutes - throughout the play-offs and most of their last league match.

It was a nervous start by the Lions and not surprising the first try came from a Lions mistake - made under pressure.

It did not help that some of the Lions' key players had a game they would rather forget.

However, the Hurricanes were just too good and too clinical for the visitors.

Lions struggled to hold onto the ball in the wet conditions, but still persisted with their hard-running game - although they went a bit more straight down the middle, rather than go wide so often as they have been in recent weeks in the dry conditions of the Highveld.

Despite the sloppy start, the Lions got the first scoring opportunity, a penalty about 45 metres out - but Jantjies was short, after having to rush his kick because he ball had fallen over and he was running out of time.

The Hurricanes also had an early scoring chance turned down - when Brad Shield had knocked the ball on at a ruck just before a Beauden Barrett cross-field kick had found Cory Jane.

When the Lions went offside in the 11th minute Barrett opened the scoring with a penalty kick.

The Lions had a golden chance in the 15th minute, but TJ Perenara's hand got in the way of a pass during a break down the left-hand tramline.

The first try came in the 22-second minute - a stray Lionel Mapoe chip-kick inside his own 22 going straight into he hands of Cory Jane, who strolled over. Barrett's conversion made it 10-0.

Jantjies manage to open the Lions' account with a penalty in the 25th minute, after the Hurricanes went offside just outside their 22.

And that is how it stayed till the half-time break, despite the Lions pushing hard in the last 10 minute of the half - a combination of the Hurricanes' determined defence and the visitors' own momentary lapses holding them out.

The Lions' start to the second half was just as error-riddled as their nervous opening 10 minutes.

In the 52nd-minute Barrett stretched his team's lead to 10 points, after Franco Mostert was ruled to have caught the ball from an offside position, although there was more than just a hint that it may have come of a Hurricane hand.

The match-winning play came from none other than All Black flyhalf and Hurricanes playmaker Beauden Barrett - who pounced on a sloppy tap-back from the Lions to score the try that gave them an unassailable margin. Barrett made it 20-3 after 70 minutes.

The Lions, try as they might, could not even get a consolation try and had to watch forlornly as the trophy was handed to the Hurricanes.

Man of the match: Franco Mostert, Warren Whiteley, Warwick Tecklenburg and Jaco Kriel all tried hard - as they always do. Lionel Mapoe made some strong runs and Francois de Klerk was the most energetic of the Lions players. Dane Coles deserves some credit for plying through the pain - clearly still having issues with those damaged rib cartilages. Brad Shield put in some massive hits of the hard-charging Lions forwards and Michael Fatialofa put the seal on a remarkable season. Ardie Savea's powerful surges with the ball in hand is also worth mentioning. TJ Perenara was good behind the pack, ensuring Beauden Barrett have good clean ball, but you don't have to look much further than Barrett - with his sublime skills and brilliant control - as the winner of our award.

Moment of the match: The Lions' decision just before half-time to take a scrum after a penalty instead of kicking for posts - then conceding a penalty in the very next scrum was crucial. But Beauden Barrett's try  in the 68th minute put the seal on a wonderful win and a great performance.

Villain of the match: None.

The scorers:

For the Hurricanes:
Tries:
Jane, Barrett
Cons: Barrett 2
Pens: Barrett 2

For the Lions:
Pen:
Jantjies

Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Willis Halaholo, 11 Jason Woodward, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Loni Uhila.
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Michael Kainga, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Vince Aso, 23 Julian Savea.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylon Smith.
Replacements: 16 Armand Van Der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jacques Van Rooyen, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Ruan Ackermann, 21 Ross Cronje,, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Jaco van der Walt.

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Cory Jane (21min) and Beauden Barrett (68min)
TRIES
Beauden Barrett (22min) and Beauden Barrett (69min)
CONVERSIONS
Beauden Barrett (11min) and Beauden Barrett (51min)
PENALTIES
Elton Jantjies (25min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Wellington
REFEREE Glen Jackson (New Zealand)