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Super Rugby | Westpac Stadium
07:35 (GMT) | 05-05-2017
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Jordie Barrett adds the 2 points. FULL TIME
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The ball is kicked into touch and the hosts have a 5 meter throw. Julian Savea carrying inside the 5 and Beauden Barrett gets it at the last and secures a 7th TRY
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They take the scrum as the hooter goes. They are pushed back but win a penalty
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Penalty to the Canes inside the 22 of the visitors. They opt for a scrum
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The Canes have a line-out inside the Stormers' half. The referee blows for a penalty and the away team have a scrum at their 10
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Scrum to the Canes at the half way as Marais kicks into the deadball zone
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The Canes win a penalty after the reset kick and into touch around the 10 of the away team
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The conversion is good
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The ball kicked a few meters forward to Julian Savea by Beauden Barrett and he takes it all the way to the 22 of the Stormers before offloading to Laumape who takes it the last few meters and puts the game to bed. TRY
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The ball is kicked into touch around the 10 of the hosts. The Stormers get the ball in the throw and move forward with a maul. Making it all the way to the 5
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The Stormers take the scrum but the referee stops play for a penalty to the home team
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The ball kicked into touch and the away team inside the 5 pushing forward looking to level the scores. The ball is lost in the tackle and the Canes come away with a penalty
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The ball is kicked into touch at the 5 and they have a 5 meter throw. The referee awards Shields a yellow card for collapsing the maul
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The Stormers get a penalty and they kick into touch around the 22 of the hosts. The Stormers get a penalty after mauling their way inside the 22 of the hosts
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Line-out for the away team. They lose the ball and Laumape break away taking the ball all the way to the 5 then offloading and making it over the line. The referee refers to the TMO and says there was an offside on the break
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Jordei Barrett misses another kick. Not a good night for his kicking efforts
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The Canes on the attack now. They move it into the 5 of the Stormers and Laumape makes it over the line to put his team ahead again
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The Canes get the ball after the scrum and Peranera rushes forward to the 22 of the away team
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Scrum reset
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The Stormers win possession and move forward to their 22. The away team win a scrum at the half way
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The referee blows for a penalty at the 22 and Beauden Barrett kicks into touch at the 5
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The Canes being pushed back by the Stormers. The hosts cannot find a way through
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The Canes take the scrum and the players have a jostling session. The referee calms things down. Beauden Barrett kicks into touch at the same place for the third time
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The Stormers doing well to hold the maul. The ball lost forward by the Canes and the away team have a 5 meter scrum in their half
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They take the throw and Kolisi gives away a penalty and the ball kicked into touch again
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Line-out at the 5 of the Stormers for the the Canes
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The Canes looking to regain the lead after the reset kick. The Stormers give away a penalty around the 10 and kick into touch
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Marais steps up for another penalty kick and he bags another 3 points
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They are pushed back and the referee blows for a penalty to the Stormers. They take their scrum at the 10 of the Canes and the referee awards them a penalty in the scrum
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They take their scrum but can't make their way past the 10
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The Stormers lose the ball after a line-out. Scrum to the hosts at the 10 of the away team
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Marais takes it and brings his team closer to the Canes score
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The referee blows for a high tackle against the home team. Penalty around the 10 for the Stormers
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The referee blows for a high tackle against the home team. Penalty around the 22 for the Stormers
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The Canes holding a strong line as the Stormers fight to find a way through
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Line-out to the Stormers at the 22 of the hosts
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The Stormers lose the ball forward after making some good meters. The referee blows for a Canes scrum and the ball is cleared
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The second half is underway!

Half Time

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The ball booted forward after the reset kick and Kolisi picks it up. He finds himself in space and they look to build from inside the 10. They win another penalty and Marais sets up for another penalty kick. He takes it and puts on 3 more points before the whistle. HALF TIME
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Marais takes the kick. He ensures his 100% record for the season
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The referee blows against the Canes and the ball being set up for a penalty just before half time
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Scrum to the Stormers around the half way
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The ball being kicked back an forth now
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Jordie Barrett misses another kick
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The line-out over thrown and the ball kicked forward and chased down by Barrett. They form the ruck and with a cross kick send Jordie Barrett over the line to score his second TRY
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The referee gives the Stormers a penalty after the throw and the ball is kicked into touch inside the 22
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Penalty to the Stormers straight after the throw. They kick into touch and clear after the throw is taken
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The Canes win a penalty at the 22 and Beauden Barrett kicks into touch at the 5
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The Stormers with a line-out after a good kick forward by Barrett. The ball cleared and the hosts now have a line-out around the half way
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The ball lands in the hands of Carr after the reset. The ball passed back and booted clear
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Du Preez lines up his kick and adds the 2 extras
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The Stormers take the ball down from the throw and push over the line, Samuels ball in hand, bags the 5 points
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The Stormers make some ground forward and win a penalty at the 22. The ball is kicked into touch at the 5
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Jordie Barrett fails to add the extras
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Scrum to the Canes at the 5. Beauden Barrett kicks across the field to Julian Savea who passes it Jordie Barrett and gets it back then slides over the line to score the TRY
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Line-out around the 22 of the Stormers and the Canes make some ground with a drive. The referee halts play for a card to Mbonambi for taking out the maul from the side
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The referee awards the Canes a penalty at the half way and Beauden Barrett kicks into touch
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The Canes give away possession with a kick forward. The Stormers turnover at the half way and look to build with ball in hand now
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The ball goes into touch after Barrett ends the kicking battle and the Stormers have a throw at their 10
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The ball being kicked back and forth by both teams after the reset
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Jordie Barrett fails to add the extras
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Carr gets the ball at the try line and tries to place it down but it slips from his hand and Jordie Barrett grabs the ball to place it down. The referee refers to the TMO and the call is TRY
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Two knock-ons by both teams after the ball is kicked forward. The referee says the Stormers knocked-on first so Canes scrum around the 22
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Line-out to the visitors around the half way. They take it and look to break but the Canes turnover. They win a penalty at the halfway and Barrett kicks forward
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Stormers win a penalty straight after the throw. The Canes take a strong scrum from the penalty but at an angle and the Stormers win a penalty
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The Canes win a penalty after the reset and kick into touch around the 10 of the away team
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Jordie Barrett secures the extras
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The ball picked up by the Canes after a ball charged down. Barrett kicks forward to Jane who scoops it up and plants it between the sticks
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They clear and take a line-out. The ball is moved back and Beauden Barrett kicks further forward
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Line-out for the visitors at the 22. Treeby carrying froward nicely for his team as he makes it to the edge of the 5 but the referee halts play for a penalty to the hosts
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The away team again on the aggressive after the reset as the ball is kicked forward. The hosts turnover and Beauden Barrett clears
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Du Preez starts off the scoring with 3 points
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The Stormers win another penalty in a decent kicking position around the 22. Du Preez sets up for a kick
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The Stormers win a penalty after the line-out. The ball is kicked into touch at the 22
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Line-out to the Stormers after the scrum
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Possession going back and forth in the early minutes. The Stormers lose the ball forward and the Canes have a scrum around their 10
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The referee blows and the game is underway
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The players readying themselves to leave the locker rooms now
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The Hurricanes have won their last 10 games in succession on home turf, their longest such streak in Super Rugby history. The Stormers have conceded exactly 57 points in each of their first two games of this three-game tour of New Zealand, losing both matches; the last and only time they lost three games in a single tour of New Zealand was in April-May 1998.
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The Hurricanes earned a 25-20 win in their last game against the Stormers, snapping a four-game losing streak against them. The Stormers have won six of their last eight games against the Hurricanes, though each of the last three meetings has been decided by a margin of no more than five points.
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Ben May
  • 2 Ricky Riccitelli
  • 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
  • 4 Mark Abbott
  • 5 Vaea Fifita
  • 6 Brad Shields
  • 7 Callum Gibbins
  • 8 Ardie Savea
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 10 Jordie Barrett
  • 11 Julian Savea
  • 12 Ngani Laumape
  • 13 Vince Tavae –Aso
  • 14 Cory Jane
  • 15 Beauden Barrett
RESERVES
  • 16 Leni Apisal
  • 17 Chris Eves
  • 18 Mike Kainga
  • 19 James Blackwell
  • 20 Reed Prinsep
  • 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • 22 Otere Black
  • 23 Ben Lam
START LINE UP
  • 1 Alistair Vermaak
  • 2 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 3 Wilco Louw
  • 4 Jan de Klerk
  • 5 Chris van Zyl
  • 6 Kobus van Dyk
  • 7 Siya Kolisi
  • 8 Nizaam Carr
  • 9 Dewaldt Duvenage
  • 10 Robert du Preez
  • 11 Dillyn Leyds
  • 12 Shaun Treeby
  • 13 EW Viljoen
  • 14 Cheslin Kolbe
  • 15 Sarel Marais
RESERVES
  • 16 Ramone Samuels
  • 17 Caylib Oosthuizen
  • 18 Oliver Kebble
  • 19 John Schickerling
  • 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • 21 Jano Vermaak
  • 22 Dan Kriel
  • 23 Bjorn Basson
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SR Preview: Round 11, Part One

Wed, 03 May 2017 22:17

IN THE SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Two South African teams desperate to end their respective losing streaks, will have to do so against two of New Zealand's best.

It can only end badly.

The Stormers, having conceded and alarming 143 points and 21 tries in their last three matches, face the Hurricanes in Wellington.

It is not a surprise bookmakers have installed the home side as outright favourites.

The other game on Friday sees the Cheetahs, on a six-match losing streak, take on the Highlanders.

Again the contrasts are alarming. The Cheetahs have conceded 89 points and 13 tries in their last two matches against New Zealand opposition. The Highlanders put 57 points (nine tries) past the Stormers last week.

In Part One of the preview we look at the Friday matches!

Friday, May 5:

Hurricanes v Stormers
(Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Kick-off: 19.35; 09.35 SA time; 07.35 GMT)

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said it would be a big mistake to take the South African Conference One leading Stormers lightly despite recent heavy losses to the Crusaders and Highlanders.

"It was only a few weeks ago that they beat the Chiefs in Cape Town and were on a six-match winning streak, so we know they are a very good side," Boyd said.

"They've had a couple of results they'll be disappointed with, in the past two weeks in New Zealand, and I think they will be highly motivated to put a good performance on the park against us in Wellington."

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck - who was happy with the underdog tag - suggested his team will need to take a leaf out of the Hurricanes playbook, because of the testing conditions.

"I have spoken to other coaches who have been here before, like [Lions coach Johan] Ackermann, and it is pretty tough to play here when the weather comes in," Fleck said of the notorious Wellington weather that comes in off the Cook Straight between the North and South Islands.

"The Barretts [Jordie and Beauden], as well as [Thomas] Perenara, are used to these conditions and they are tactically very smart - especially with their kicking game," the Stormers coach added.

"We will have to be very smart and make good decisions.

"We have trained in those [wet and windy] conditions all week and the guys are prepared for it."

The Stormers are also hoping the inclusion of Kobus van Dyk on the flank will give their loose trio a better balance.

"We needed someone to do the dirty work," Fleck said of Van Dyk, whom he described as an "honest, hard-working" player.

Recent results:
2015: Hurricanes won 25-20, Wellington
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

Prediction: The Hurricanes earned a 25-20 win in their last game against the Stormers, snapping a four-game losing streak against them. The Stormers have won six of their last eight games against the Hurricanes, though each of the last three meetings has been decided by a margin of no more than five points. The Hurricanes have won their last 10 games in succession on home turf, their longest such streak in Super Rugby history. The Stormers have conceded exactly 57 points in each of their first two games of this three-game tour of New Zealand, losing both matches; the last and only time they lost three games in a single tour of New Zealand was in April-May 1998. The Hurricanes have won eight of their last nine regular season games against South African opposition, but will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses in such fixtures for the first time since February 2014. The Stormers will be better, that is a given. But we doubt they will be good enough and the Hurricanes should win by 15 points.

Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Michael Kainga, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ben Lam.

Stormers: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Oliver Kebble, 19 John Schickerling, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Ben O'Keeffe
TMO: Glenn Newman

Cheetahs v Highlanders
(Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - Kick-off: 19.00; 17.00 GMT; 05.00, Saturday, May 6 NZ time)

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith's biggest job is to keep the players positive, given the losing streak his team is on.

Smith felt, despite having lost their last six matches, the team is still showing progress.

However, for that progress to reflect on the scoreboard, they will need to eliminate the "soft moments" that have cost his team so dearly this season.

"Once you are behind [on the scoreboard] against the New Zealand teams, it is tough [to get back]," he said.

"I work hard on keeping the players positive and set short-term goals for them.

"The big disappointment is that we have had real chances to win in so many games, but conceded too many soft tries in situations that we could have controlled."

The Cheetahs coach also spoke of the need to be "more clinical", especially o attack in the opposition's 22-metre area.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown was cautiously optimistic, making it clear that you underestimate the hapless Cheetahs at your own peril.

"The Cheetahs are an adventurous side who play an attacking brand of rugby and we're anticipating a good battle," Brown said.

Recent results:
2015: Highlanders won 45-24, Bloemfontein
2013: Cheetahs won 36-19, Invercargill
2012: Highlanders won 36-33, Bloemfontein
2011: Highlanders won 24-21, Dunedin
2010: Highlanders won 31-24, Bloemfontein

Prediction: The Highlanders have won eight of their last nine games against the Cheetahs, though six of those eight wins have been by margins of no greater than seven points. The Cheetahs have scored 20+ first half points in four of their last five games at home, taking the lead into the break in each of those four games, though they've managed to win only two of them. The Highlanders have now won five games on the bounce; the last time they won more was a stretch of six victories in 2005. The Cheetahs have piloted 89 percent of their goal kicks successfully through the uprights, a higher success rate than any other team in the competition. Aaron Smith crossed for a brace of tries in his last game against the Cheetahs, and has been involved in six tries in his last three games for the Highlanders overall (one try and five try assists). If the Cheetahs can put on an 80-minute show, they could cause an upset. However, the more likely scenario is the Highlanders taking it away in the last quarter and winning by 18 points.

Teams:

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Niell Jordaan, 22 Shaun Venter, 23 Niel Marais.

Highlanders: 15 Matt Faddes, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock (captain), 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Elliot Dixon, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Richard Buckman.

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports

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Barrett brothers save Hurricanes' blushes

Fri, 05 May 2017 06:49

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: Several moments of brilliance by the Barrett brothers, Jordie and Beauden, set up a 41-22 win for the Hurricanes over the Stormers in Wellington on Friday.

The defending champions outscored the Stormers by seven tries to one for their 11th straight win at home.

However, the result was in doubt until the 72nd minute, before another bit of Barrett brilliance set up the try that sealed the victory.

Stormers captain Siya Kolisi admitted it was a disappointing end to their three-match New Zealand tour, but took heart from a much-improved performance - after having lost their previous two tour matches by 24-57 (to the Crusaders) and 14-57 (to the Highlanders).

"We were playing really good rugby, then we make one mistake and they're going for 80-metre tries," he said.

Hurricanes captain Thomas Perenara admitted the Stormers frustrated the home "a little bit".

"I've no doubt that they'll be there at the back end of the season," Perenara added.

The Stormers still lead the Africa One conference and the Hurricanes move up to second in the New Zealand standings behind the unbeaten Crusaders.

It was the Hurricanes' sixth consecutive win and maintains New Zealand teams' unblemished home record against overseas opposition this season.

The Stormers applied early pressure but could only score a penalty before gifting the Hurricanes a try in the ninth minute when Dillyn Leyds' kick was charged down.

The Hurricanes pounced on the mistake, with Beauden Barrett sending up a cross-field kick to set up the try for wing Cory Jane.

It was the first of four first-half tries for the home side, with Julian Savea contributing one and Jordie Barrett scoring a brace.

His first came when he stole the ball from Nizaam Carr as the hooker tried to clear the ball from his own in-goal area and the second stemmed from a perfectly weighted kick by brother Beauden.

The Stormers clawed their way back through their forwards, who set up a line-out drive to take hooker Ramone Samuels across for a try.

Fullback Sarel Marais then kicked two penalties to made it 22-16 at the break.

Another two penalties after the restart levelled the scores at 22-22, with the Stormers forced to dig deep in defence to keep the Hurricanes at bay.

Ngani Laumape finally broke through after the Hurricanes won a scrum then scored another six minutes from time off the back of Julian Savea's run from his own tryline.

Beauden Barrett blew out the scoreline further with another five-pointer after the siren.

Man of the match: Sarel Marais was deadly accurate off the kicking tee and kept his team in the hunt. The Stormers forwards, as a unit, also deserve recognition for their efforts. Thomas Perenara was a massive influence in the game. However, there is no doubting the brilliance of the two Barrett brothers, Jordie and Beauden, was the difference between the two teams.

The scorers:

For the Hurricanes:
Tries:
 Jane, J Barrett 2, J Savea, Laumape, A Savea, Aso, B Barrett
Cons: J Barrett 3

For the Stormers:
Try:
Samuels
Con: Du Preez
Pens: Du Preez, Marais 4

Yellow cards: Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers, 22 - cynical foul, collapsing the maul), Brad Shields (Hurricanes, 69 - cynical foul, collapsing the maul)

Teams:

Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Michael Kainga, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ben Lam.

Stormers: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Oliver Kebble, 19 John Schickerling, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Ben O'Keeffe
TMO: Glenn Newman

Cory Jane (9min), Jordie Barrett (15min), Julian Savea (22min), Jordie Barrett (34min), Ngani Laumape (63min), Ngani Laumape (72min), and Beauden Barrett (81min)
TRIES
Ramone Samuels (26min) and Robert du Preez (27min)
Jordie Barrett (10min), Jordie Barrett (73min), and Jordie Barrett (82min)
CONVERSIONS
 
PENALTIES
Robert du Preez (5min), Sarel Marais (39min), Sarel Marais (40min), Sarel Marais (46min), and Sarel Marais (51min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Brad Shields (68min)
Bongi Mbonambi (21min)
 
 
VENUE Westpac Stadium
REFEREE Glen Jackson (New Zealand)