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  • Smith, Thrush, May, Leiua, Shields, Perenara,
    Penalty goals: Barrett (2),
    Conversions: Barrett (5),
46 - 30

Southern Kings

  • Franklin, Cook, Sykes,
    Penalty goals: Catrakilis (3),
    Conversions: Catrakilis (2), Whitehead,
  • Super Rugby
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  • 30th Mar 2013
  • KO 03:35
  • Ground: Westpac Trust Stadium

Hurricanes v Kings - Live

Last updated: 30th March 2013  


80 Injury trouble for the Hurricanes as Thrush is helped off the pitch. Play goes on though, and it's the Kings who are looking for another consolation score and a fourth try for the bonus point. They won't get it though as the visitors are penalised on the deck - Barrett slams the ball into touch, and the 'Canes celebrate another Super Rugby victory.

Conversion79 CONVERSION, KINGS. Whitehead takes over the kicking duties and adds two more points to the Kings'score. 46-30!

TRY78 TRY, KINGS. The visitors aren't giving up just yet as replacement Hannes Franklin burrows his way over from close range. That will give the scoreline a bit more respect...

Conversion75 CONVERSION, 'CANES. Easy does it for Barrett from bang in front. 46-23

TRY74 TRY, HURRICANES. Game over for the Kings. The visitors spread the ball wide, but Leiua intercepts Murray's pass and motors in for a try under the sticks.

Penalty71 PENALTY, HURRICANES. The Kings guilty of not rolling away in the tackle. Barrett kicks the ball over and the lead extends to 39-23.

69 Pisi has made a telling impact since he's been on as he breaks clear and then links up with Leiua who is put into space. The wing races half the length of the field before he's entually taken down.

Conversion65 CONVERSION, HURRICANES. Tough kick for Barrett from the touchline, but he nails it. 36-23!

TRY64 TRY HURRICANES. Now the hosts give their home crowd something to cheer about after Brad Shields latches onto a Barrett pass out wide, hands off Murray and turns on the gas - they won't catch him... try!

63 Another change for the 'Canes: Taylor makes way for Tusi Pisi.

62 The 'Canes are penalised at scrum-time... Catrakilis calls for the tee, lines it p but misses his first kick of the match.

60 Now Cooke breaks the line and races towards the line. He gets his pass away to Petersen but the winger is dragged into touch just inches out from the tryline - desperate defence on that occasion from the 'Canes.

58 Here come the Kings! The visitors put eight phases together, but have lost a few metres.

56 Scrum feed to the 'Canes, but the ref has had to reset three times now before he finally loses his patience and awards a penalty to the Kings. Too far for goal, so Catrakilis sends the ball into touch.

53 Change for the Hurricanes: Coles is replaced by Ash Dixon

Conversion51 CONVERSION, KINGS. Now the 'Canes have a real game on the hands as Catrakilis raises the flags with his conversion. 29-23!

TRY50 TRY, KINGS. Now Strauss breaks out of a tackle and finds Whitehead who hits the line at pace before drawing his man and puts Cooke away for a superb try! The Kings are here to play folks!

45 Heart attack stuff for the Kings as a Barrett touch-finder bounces awkwardly over Petersen's head before being toed into the in-goal by Perenara. However, Whitehead wins the race to the ball.

41 The Kings demonstrate that they have the right idea on attack, but are yet to master the fundamentals, when a nice-looking backline move falls apart after Cooke drops a pass he wasn't expecting.


Conversion40 CONVERSION, BARRETT. The conversion from Barrett is a good one, and brings up the half-time whistle. See you a few!

TRY39 TRY, HURRICANES. The Hurricanes throwING everything at the visitors now before half-time. Jeremy Thrush goes over, and bags the bonus point for his team..

36 Penalty to the Hurricanes and Barrett has a shot at goal. The kick hits the post and Sykes secures it. Whitehead clears...

Penalty33 PENALTY, KINGS. Another moment of poor discipline from the 'Canes gifts three points to the Kings when Catrakilis kicks an easy goal. 22-16!

31 CONVERSION, HURRICANES: Barrett's radar stays online as he splits the uprights from 10m left of the posts. 22-13!

TRY30 TRY, HURRICANES. Alapati Leiua wrestles his way to within four metres of the try-line before TJ Perenara picks the ball up off the ruck and dives over for the Hurricanes third try!

28 Trouble for the Kings now, after their Kiwi centre Hadleigh Parkes is forced off the field with an arm injury. He doesn't look happy. So on comes former Bok midfielder Waylon Murray

Penalty26 PENALTY, KINGS. The tournament newbies use their forwards to bash the ball up inside the Hurricanes half. The ball comes out the Hurricanes side in a ruck - the ref said it was done illegally, so Catrakillis gets another opportunity at three more points. And he nails it! 17-13

Penalty23 PENALTY, KINGS. Chance for the Kings to close the gap after the Hurricanes are pinged for offsides. Catrakillis makes no mistake! 17-10

Conversion21 CONVERSION, 'CANES. Barrett nails the conversion from far out. 17-7

TRY20 TRY, HURRICANES. Kings forced to defend a swarm of yellow and black jerseys. Barrett skips out two players and sends a floating pass out wide to Conrad Smith, and the skipper has an easy run-in. Try!

19 Poor handling from skipper Strauss yet again - he just took his eye off the ball and once again hands the Hurricanes an attacking scrum inside the Kings' 22.

Conversion17 CONVERSION, KINGS. Catrakillis adds the extras, and all of a sudden, the Kings trail by three points. 10-7!

TRY16 TRY, KINGS. Steven Sykes takes and the Kings drive towards the line. The Hurricanes dig their heels in though, but the crowd go silent after Sykes strolls in for a try under the sticks!

15 Now Jason Eaton gives away a penalty for playing the ball on the ground. Catrakillis sets up an attacking line-out for his team 5m from the Hurricanes' tryline... can they make this count? It's certainly the closest they've been to the hosts' tryline thus far in the match

13 Kings under pressure again, as Andre Taylor shows off some fancy footwork. The ball is toed towards the Kings' line - Savea gives chase, but Sergeal Petersen wins the race.

Penalty10 PENALTY, HURRICANES. Scrum-time just outside the Kings' 22 after Andries Strauss spilled a grubber kick from TJ Perenara forward. The Kings front row is blown up for early engagement, and Barrett slots over his first penalty to extend the 'Canes' lead to 10 points.

7 Hadleigh Parkes hoists a high one and gives chase, Conrad Smith is underneath it but it's Parkes that does brilliantly well and takes in. Though the ref has penalised the Kings... Parkes not releasing. That was a bit harsh.

Conversion4 CONVERSION, HURRICANES. Barrett adds the extras from bang in front. 7-0

TRY3 TRY, HURRICANES. Now Julian Savea comes powering through the midfield off his wing. He pops the ball to Barrett who in turn passes on his inside to Ben May and the prop goes over for the first try of the match! Talk about being at the right place at the right time

1 And we're under way! Demetri Catrakillis kicks off, taken in by Jason Eaton. Beauden Barrett puts up a high one - taken in by George Whitehead, who returns the favour with an up and under of his own

Team news The Kings are boosted by the return of Andries Strauss after an injury lay-off as he comes into the side as captain. Coach Matt Sexton is, however, without full-back Cornell Du Preez due to a hamstring problem which sees Devin Oosthuizen make the starting XV. Steven Sykes replaces Daniel Adongo in the second row as he makes his comeback to the squad.

Team news The Hurricanes have recalled last year's leading try-scorer Andre Taylor and welcome back hooker Dane Coles after a two-week spell on the sideline after sustaining an ankle injury as the Hurricanes take on their first South African opponent of the campaign.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Westpac Stadium in the New Zealand capital for this Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and the Kings! The tournament newbies won their opening Super Rugby match against the Western Force but have lost their last three matches. Worryingly for the Kings each subsequent loss has been an increasing margin. In contrast the Hurricanes - back from a bye - have recovered from early losses to the Reds and the Blues and have won their last two matches as they have beaten the Crusaders and Highlanders in recent weeks.

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