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Hurricanes destroy Fijian Drua

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Hurricanes became the third side to post more than 50 points when they whipped the hapless Fijian Drua 67-5 on Sunday.


The Kiwi side ran in 11 tries on their way to victory.

Fullback Josh Moorby got a hat-trick, while wing Wes Goosen scored two tries as the Wellington-based ran their opponents ragged.

The game was over by half-time with the home side scoring four tries and three conversions to take a 26-0 lead into the break.

It got worse in the second half for the visitors with the Hurricanes scoring another 41 points in what was a rugby lesson for the Fijian Drua.

The Fijian Drua had something to cheer about in the 66th-minute when Onisi Ratave scored their only try of the game.

The Hurricanes are seventh in the standings with 29 points.


The Fijian Drua second-last with seven points.

The scorers:

For Hurricanes:
Tries: Moorby 3, Aumua, Proctor 2, Goosen 2, Walker-Leawere, Rayasi, Sangster
Cons: Morgan 6

For Fijian Drua:
Try: Ratave



Hurricanes: 15 Josh Moorby, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Bailyn Sullivan, 12 Billy Proctor, 11 Salesi Rayasi, 10 Aidan Morgan, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Tyler Laubscher, 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Blake Gibson, 5 Justin Sangster, 4 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Xavier Numia.
Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Tevita Mafileo, 18 Owen Franks/Pasi Tosi, 19 Caleb Delany, 20 TK Howden, 21 Cam Roigard, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Riley Higgens.

Fijian Drua: 1 Haereiti Hetet, 2 Zuriel Togiatama, 3 Samuela Tawake, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 5 Sorovakatini Tuifagalele, 6 Meli Derenalagi (captain), 7 Kitione Salawa, 8 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, 9 Simione Kuruvoli, 10 Caleb Muntz, 11 Kitione Ratu, 12 Jona Mataiciwa, 13 Apisalome Vota, 14 Selestino Ravutaumada, 15 Kitione Taliga.
Replacements: 16 Tevita Ikanivere, 17 Meli Tuni, 18 Manasa Saulo, 19 Chris Minimbi, 20 Raikabula Momoedonu, 21 Leone Nawai, 22 Teti Tela, 23 Onisi Ratave.

Referee: James Doleman
Assistant Referees: Mike Fraser& Dan Waenga
TMO: Chris Hart

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