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Super Rugby | Canberra
09:45 (GMT) | 21-07-2017
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The Brumbies takes their throw and the ball is turned over. They make it to the 5 of the Brumbies but the ball goes into touch. FULL TIME
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Scrum to the Brumbies. They lose the ball as they try to make some ground. The ball kicked into touch by Coles
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Line-out taken and the ball lost forward by the Canes
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Penalty to the Brumbies after the restart. Hawera kicks into touch around the 22
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Jordie Barrett takes his kick and puts on 2 extras
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The ball sent back and Goosen is waiting in the shadows as he grabs the ball for an interception and runs the distance to score the TRY
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The Canes take it forward again but lose it at the 5 of the hosts. The Brumbies with ball in hand now, work towards getting out of their half
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The Canes not letting up on the pressure as they push forward again. They give away a scrum and the Brumbies try to carry forward but the ball is turned over
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The ball goes into touch around the 22 and the Canes take their throw
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Scrum to the Canes inside the Brumbies half. They take the ball out the back and start charging forward
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The ball lost forward after the restart
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Jordie Barrett adds the extras
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Dane Coles gets it at the 22 and brushes off two and offloads to Perenara who has little else to do but run towards the sticks and score the TRY
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The Canes have it after the clearance. They initiate their attack from their 10
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The Brumbies have it inside their 22 and again clear to relieve pressure
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He boots it and adds 3 points
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The Canes win a penalty at the 22 after an extended period of pressure. Jordie Barrett prepares to take his kick
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The hosts turnover and Cubelli gets it then clears into touch. Line-out taken and the Canes look to build again from around the 22
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Scrum to the Canes at the 5
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The Brumbies knock-on just outside their 5 as the pressure starts to mount
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Line-out for the Canes again inside the 22
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Line-out taken and they try to find a way through but the Brumbies show their worth defensively
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The Canes pushing still and they win a line-out at the 5
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The Canes with it again after the line-out and they move forward inside the 22
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The Canes have it after the scrum and look to sneak a kick over the top but it's caught and cleared
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Scrum reset
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The Canes make it to the 5 with Laumape. The referee halts play for a scrum to the Brumbies
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Line-out to the Canes at the 22 of the hosts
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The Brumbies have it at the half way and look to be building but then send it far forward. The Canes take it and bring it back then win a penalty at the half way
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The ball being kicked back and forth by both teams
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Perenara kicks forward after the restart but sends it straight into touch. Line-out for the hosts inside the 10 of the Canes
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Jordie Barrett takes his kick and adds 3
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Jordie Barrett sets up for the penalty kick
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The referee blows for a forward pass by Beauden Barrett to his brother. The referee calls play back for a penalty to the Canes
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The Canes find themselves around the 5 as the Brumbies scramble to defend under pressure. The away team win a scrum at the 5
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The ball being kicked back and forth
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The Brumbies win a penalty after the turnover in the ruck. They kick forward but not into touch
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The Brumbies have a scrum at their 22 after the ball is knocked forward by the away team. They take it out the back and clear
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The second half is underway

Half Time

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Another penalty to the Brumbies and they kick into touch at the 5. Line-out taken and they make some ground with the maul. They make it over the line maul but the referee says held up. He blows for HALF TIME
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The referee reviews a penalty and awards Toomaga-Allen a yellow card
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The Canes have it and Julian Savea kicks forward for himself to chase. The ball is snatched up by Hawera and the flyhalf makes his way forward
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He takes his kick and adds 3
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Jordie Barrett lines it up from outside the 22
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Penalty to the Canes after the line-out and they opt for a shot at goal
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The Canes moving forward with serious purpose. They make it inside the 22 and look for a cheeky kick forward but it's scooped up and cleared
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The ball lost forward in the contest after the restart kick and the away team have a scrum around the Brumbies 10
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The Brumbies win a penalty in the scrum and kick into touch at their 10
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Scrum reset
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Scrum to the Brumbies around their 5
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The ball sent into touch at the 5. Line-out taken by the visitors and they look for the maul
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The referee awards a penalty to the Canes after the restart after the scrum half wins the ball in the ruck
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Hawera takes the kick and adds 3 more
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The Brumbies win a penalty around the 10 of the Canes
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Jordie Barrett secures the extras
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The ball sent down by Perenara and Ben May heads it forward and Jordie Barrett pounces on the loose ball sliding over the line to score the TRY
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The Canes still with it but being held back at the 5 of the hosts
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Line-out for the Canes around the 22 of the hosts
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They move the ball along the 5 and send it to Julian Savea and the ball is tackled into touch. Line-out for the hosts
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Another scrum at the 5, this time for the visitors
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Scrum taken and the Canes show good form to win a penalty
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The Canes inside the 22 now. Trying to power through the defensive line. The ball knocked on and the Brumbies have a scrum around their 5
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Scrum to the Canes around the 22 of the hosts
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The Canes win a penalty after the ball is lost forward in the contest
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The conversion kick hits the woodwork and bounces off
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The Brumbies form the maul and show incredible strength to power over the Canes defense. The referee refers to the TMO for a try/no try call. The referee says TRY to Mann-Rea
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Line-out to the hosts around the 22. A sneaky ball sent through along the ground but the referee blows for a penalty to the Brumbies as they lose it. The ball sent into touch at the 5
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The line-out is taken and cleared but the home team come again with intense pace. They make it to the 5 before it's turned over and cleared
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The Brumbies get it after the reset and kick low into touch
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He takes his kick from 40 meters and puts his team in front
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The hosts win a penalty in the scrum and opt for a kick at goal
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Scrum to the Brumbies after the restart
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Jordie Barrett sends it wide
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They opt for the long ball and it catches the hosts of guard as Goosen picks it up and shows some wonderful footwork to pass three and score a TRY
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The Canes win a penalty around the half way and they send it into touch around the half way
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The Canes have it at the half way now as they look for a reply
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The conversion is sent wide
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They send it down to Dargaville who finds a gap along the wing and takes it over the line. TRY
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The Brumbies make it to the 5 and look for space moving it up and down the field
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The Brumbies have it after they're pushed back following the kickoff. They win a penalty around the half way and kick into touch around the 22
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The referee blows and we're underway
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The players exiting the tunnel now
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This will be the third Finals meeting between these teams, with the spoils currently split at one win apiece; the Brumbies earning a 33-20 semifinal win in 1997 before succumbing to the Hurricanes 29-9 in the 2015 semifinals
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The Brumbies have won five of their last seven games against the Hurricanes, although their two defeats in that run came in their last three meetings; they also conceded their equal most ever points against the Wellington side in their most recent clash (56).
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Welcome to this Super Rugby quarterfinal in Canberra, where the Brumbies will host the Hurricanes
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Hurricanes
START LINE UP
  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Josh Mann-Rea
  • 3 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 4 Rory Arnold
  • 5 Sam Carter
  • 6 Scott Fardy
  • 7 Chris Alcock
  • 8 Jordan Smiler
  • 9 Joe Powell
  • 10 Wharenui Hawera
  • 11 James Dargaville
  • 12 Andrew Smith
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Henry Speight
  • 15 Tom Banks
RESERVES
  • 16 Robbie Abel
  • 17 Ben Alexander
  • 18 Leslie Leulua'lali'l-Makin
  • 19 Blake Enever
  • 20 Jarrad Butler
  • 21 Tomas Cubelli
  • 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope
  • 23 Christian Lealiifano
START LINE UP
  • 1 Ben May
  • 2 Ricky Riccitelli
  • 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
  • 4 Mark Abbott
  • 5 Sam Lousi
  • 6 Vaea Fifita
  • 7 Ardie Savea
  • 8 Brad Shields
  • 9 TJ Perenara
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 11 Julian Savea
  • 12 Ngani Laumape
  • 13 Jordie Barrett
  • 14 Wes Goosen
  • 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder
RESERVES
  • 16 Dane Coles
  • 17 Chris Eves
  • 18 Loni Uhila
  • 19 Reed Prinsep
  • 20 Callum Gibbins
  • 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • 22 Otere Black
  • 23 Cory Jane
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Preview: Brumbies v Hurricanes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:31

SUPER RUGBY QUARTERFINAL: There is no place to hide - no conference comforts that allows mediocre teams to sneak into the play-offs.

Now it is win or bust for a Brumbies team that won just six of their 15 matches and would have finished outside the top eight if it was not for this ridiculous conference system.

However, the facts are that the Brumbies finished the 2017 regular season as the Australian conference champions and their nine defeats include a 21-56 loss to the Hurricanes in Napier in Week Nine.

Despite the glaringly obvious - that the Hurricanes is the far superior outfit - Chris Boyd, coach of the New Zealand franchise, insisted that his squad was preparing for a tough battle in Canberra.

He may just have been courteous.

"The Brumbies are a quality side and we're not reading anything into their results this season," Boyd said.

"They have a proven record in Super Rugby over a long period and will be hard to beat at home."

Overall the Hurricanes have played the Brumbies 23 times with the men from Canberra holding a 13-10 overall win-loss advantage.

The Brumbies hold an eight-against-four win advantage on Canberra.

The two franchises have played twice before in play-off matches with the Brumbies winning 33-20 in Canberra in 1997 and the Hurricanes winning 29-9 in Wellington in 2015.

Brumbies captain Sam Carter says his team is happy to wear the underdogs tag.

The skipper conceded the visitors will head into the match firm favourites, but backed his team to take advantage of it.

"We're more than happy to take the underdog tag," Carter said in an interview on the Brumbies website.

"That's historically what the Brumbies have been over the past 20-odd years and we really enjoy that side of the game."

The Canes head into the finals boasting the best points differential record in Super Rugby with plus 324.

That attacking prowess was on full display earlier in the year when they ran in 56 points against the Brumbies in Napier.

Recent results:
2017: Hurricanes won 56-21, Napier
2016: Brumbies won 52-10, Canberra
2015: Hurricanes won 29-9, Wellington (semifinal)
2014: Brumbies won 29-21, Wellington
2013: Brumbies won 30-23, Canberra

Prediction: The Brumbies have won five of their last seven games against the Hurricanes, although their two defeats in that run came in their last three meetings; they also conceded their equal most ever points against the Wellington side in their most recent clash (56). This will be the third Finals meeting between these teams, with the spoils currently split at one win apiece; the Brumbies earning a 33-20 semifinal win in 1997 before succumbing to the Hurricanes 29-9 in the 2015 semifinals. The Brumbies had won six Finals games in a row on home soil before losing 9-15 against the Highlanders in 2016. The Hurricanes (14.5) have made the most clean breaks per game of any team so far this season, while the Brumbies (6.1) have conceded the fewest per game. The Hurricanes boast the two top try scorers in Super Rugby this season in Vince Aso and Ngani Laumape (14 tries each), while no player has assisted more tries than halfback duo, Beauden Barrett (13) and Thomas Perenara (11). Off course the Brumbies have a chance of winning. However, our money is on a big Hurricanes win - by at least 15 points.

Determining Winners if teams are tied at full-time:
a) Extra Time - the procedure will be:
i) After a five minute rest period, the extra time is played in two 10 minute periods with a two minute half-time;
ii) Before the extra time begins, the match Referee will do a coin toss with the two captains one minute before the new kick-off. The winner of the coin toss decides if his team wants to kick-off or if his team wants to choose the side of the pitch it wants to play on for the first 10 minute period;
iii) For the second 10 minute period, the teams change sides and the team that did not kick off in the first period does so;
iv) Coaches are not permitted on the field during the rest period or half-time.
v) Teams and match officials must remain on the field during the rest period and at half-time.
vi) Injury time is added to the two 10 minute periods.
b) Sudden Death - if the match is still tied at the end of extra time, the procedure will be:
i) An up to 10 minute sudden death period is played after another five minute rest period;
ii) The first team to score (by a penalty, drop-goal or try) will be the winner;
iii) As for extra time, one minute before sudden death begins, the match Referee will do a coin toss to choose which team kicks-off and on which side of the pitch they will play.
iv) Teams and match officials must remain on the field during the rest period.
v) Injury time is added to this period of play.
c) Kicking Competition  - if the match is still tied at the end of sudden death, the referee will conduct a place kicking competition to determine the winner of the match, according to the following procedures:
i) All Players and Match officials will remain on the Playing Area. The referee will call the captains of the two teams together and will conduct a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss then may either choose which Team kicks first (in which case the loser chooses the end at which all place kicks will be taken) or choose the end at which all place kicks will be taken (in which case the loser chooses which team kicks first).

Each team must nominate five players to take part in the competition. Only players on the playing area at the final whistle of extra time may be nominated. No substituted players, injury-replaced players or players who have been shown a red card may take part at any time. For clarification purposes, any player who has received a yellow card and who remains in the sin bin at the time of the final whistle of extra time may not take part in the place kick competition (including during ‘sudden death’). The order in which the nominated players will kick does not have to be pre-determined. The match officials and the 10 nominated players (five from each team) will assemble on the half-way line. Team management and players not nominated must remain behind the half-way line in the side of the playing area not used. No one other than the match officials, the match manager, two ball persons and the participating players are allowed in the part of the playing area being used for the competition (including around the playing area, behind the posts, etc).The five players from each team will place kick from three different points, all on the 22 metre line, as follows:
* First point: directly in front of the posts
* Second point: on the 15 metre line on the left hand side facing the posts
* Third point: on the 15 metre line on the right hand side facing the posts. The referee will start the competition by calling the first player selected from the team kicking first to the first kicking point. Once the player has taken the place kick, the referee calls a player from the opposing team to take his place kick from the same point. The next two players (one from each team) will place kick from the second point in turn. This will continue until all five players from each team have place kicked (the next players place kicking respectively from the third point, the first point and finally the second point), or until one team is unable to equal the score of the other team within the remaining number of kicks (at which time the referee will declare the winner).If there are an equal number of successful kicks once each team has completed its five place kicks, the competition continues on a 'sudden death' basis, following the same order of kickers used in the first five kicks. The competition will continue two kickers at a time (one from each team), going progressively through the three kicking points as stated above (and repeating the process if necessary) until one player succeeds with a place kick and the player from the other team taking the same place kick misses it. Once this occurs, the team of the player who succeeded with the place kick will be declared the winner. Each of these additional kicks shall be taken by the same five players in rotation. Throughout the place kicking competition:
* Once a player has positioned the ball on the kicking tee, he must take the kick within one minute.  Should he take longer, the referee shall declare the kick unsuccessful.  
* After each kick, the referee records the number of the player and whether or not the attempt was successful. The sideline manager/substitution recorder will record the same details on the official match report.
* Whether or not the kick is successful in each case is the sole decision of the referee, who may at his sole discretion rely on the assistance of his assistant referees. The referee’s decision shall be final and binding.
* Once a player has completed their place kick, they shall return to stand with their team behind the half-way line in the side of the playing area not used.

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Christian Lealiifano.

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara (captain), 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Cory Jane.

Date: Friday, July 21
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra Stadium
Kick-off: 19.35 (21.35 NZ time; 09.35 GMT)
Expected weather: Sunny day with light winds. High of 13°C and a low of -6°C
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), William Houston (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports & sportguru.info

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Hurricanes wear Brumbies down

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:51

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Hurricanes overcame a spirited Brumbies team in Canberra on Friday, winning 35-16 to advance to the semifinals.

The Brumbies made an impressive start and after two early tries held a 16-15 lead at the break.

However, once the Hurricanes took the lead in the 48th minute, the game was effectively over as a contest.

Two late tries blew out the winning margin, but the hosts made the defending champions work hard for the first hour of the encounter.

The Hurricanes scored 20 unanswered points in a dominant second half.

They are now waiting on the outcome of the encounter between the Lions (whom they beat in the Final last year) and the Sharks to see who their semifinal opponents are.

Should the Lions win, the Hurricanes will travel to Johannesburg.

If the Sharks win the Hurricanes will head home to Wellington in New Zealand, where they will host the team from Durban.

The fired-up Australian conference champions, with Stephen Larkham in his final game as coach, unsettled the Hurricanes in the opening half.

However, they were pinned in their own half in the second period as the Kiwis exerted enormous pressure to crack the home side wide open.

The Hurricanes' biggest win in Canberra extended New Zealand teams' record over Australian opposition to 26-0 this season.

Wing Wes Goosen scored a try double with other tries to Jordie Barrett and Thomas Perenara.

Barrett finished with 20 points, adding three conversions and three penalties.

"We knew they would come out with a lot of emotion and intent and we worked hard in the first half and came away with building pressure in the second half," All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett said.

It was an emotional comeback to rugby for cancer survivor Christian Lealiifano, who came on for the second half as a replacement for the Brumbies.

Hurricanes skipper Perenara paid tribute to Lealiifano: "I want to congratulate Christian for coming back.

"Everyone focuses on the game and the result, but when men like that come back with the fight he's had it's humbling to be around him and he's inspiring not just to his team but to the rest of the rugby community."  

The Brumbies were over in the fourth minute through left wing James Dargaville before the Hurricanes pulled back to level with Goosen beating several tackles on a mazy run off a line-out win.

But the home team dominated possession and territory and hit the front again when hooker Josh Mann-Rea was awarded a try off a driving maul after several viewings by the TMO.

The Hurricanes gradually got back into their playing rhythm and were fortunate to score their second try to centre Jordie Barrett in the 26th minute.

Perenara's pass hit prop Ben May's head and propelled the ball over the Brumbies tryline where Jordie Barrett won the chase to ground the ball.

Penalty goals from Wharenui Hawera and Jordie Barrett left the Brumbies with a one-point lead at half-time.

But the Hurricanes lost front row forward Jeff To'omaga-Allen to a yellow card right on half-time when he struck Hawera's head with a pointed shoulder.

Lealiifano made his long-awaited comeback from leukaemia at the start of the second half as a replacement for Dargaville.

But it was all the Hurricanes as they tightened the screws on the Brumbies and were rewarded with second-half tries to Perenara and Goosen to win by a convincing margin.

Man of the match: James Dargaville troubled the Hurricanes defence on numerous occasions in the first half. Scott Fardy and Sam Carter were strong on defence and made plenty of carries. Fardy also won some crucial turnovers. Wharenui Hawera was influential at flyhalf. The biggest impact for the Brumbies came from their replacement scrumhalf, Argentinean Tomas Cubelli. The Barrett brothers, Jordie and Beauden, were as good as we have seen them this season - very impressive. Ardie Savea made a real nuisance of himself on defence and had some strong carries. However, our award goes to Hurricanes scrumhalf Thomas Perenara, As always he delivered a good service from the base of the set pieces and breakdown. However, his ability to win turnovers has not often ben seen.

The scorers:

For the Brumbies:
Tries:
 Dargaville, Mann-Rae
Pens: Hawera 2

For the Hurricanes:
Tries:
 Goosen 2, J Barrett, Perenara
Cons: J Barrett 3
Pens: J Barrett 3

Yellow card: Jeff To'omaga-Allen (Hurricanes, 40 - foul play, shoulder charge to the head)

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (captain), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Christian Lealiifano.

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Thomas Perenara (captain), 8 Brad Shields, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Cory Jane.

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), William Houston (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

James Dargaville (3min) and Josh Mann-Rea (15min)
TRIES
Wes Goosen (7min), Jordie Barrett (25min), TJ Perenara (68min), and Wes Goosen (75min)
 
CONVERSIONS
Jordie Barrett (26min), Jordie Barrett (69min), and Jordie Barrett (76min)
Wharenui Hawera (11min) and Wharenui Hawera (28min)
PENALTIES
Jordie Barrett (38min), Jordie Barrett (48min), and Jordie Barrett (65min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (40min)
 
 
VENUE Canberra
REFEREE Glen Jackson (New Zealand)