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  • Savea (2), Goodes, Matu'u,
    Penalty goals: Barrett (4), Savea,
    Conversions: Barrett (3),
41 - 29

Waratahs

  • Ashley-Cooper, Folau, Foley,
    Penalty goals: McKibbin (4),
    Conversions: McKibbin,
  • Super Rugby
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  • 6th Apr 2013
  • KO 07:35
  • Ground: Westpac Trust Stadium

Hurricanes v Waratahs - Live

Last updated: 6th April 2013  

Full Time Hurricanes 41 Waratahs 29

80 The Waratahs take the ball through several phases until the ball comes out to Hooper, who pins back his ears and makes a dash for the try-line! He is tackled into touch and that is the end of the match as referee Kaplan blows his whistle to bring proceedings to a close. The 'Canes deserve this win and they can point to the 20 minutes after the break as the period when they clinched the result. The 'Tahs deserve credit as they were competitive throughout but, in the end, they were beaten by a superior side.

78 Chris Smylie puts a box kick through for Julian Savea to chase! The big wing is first to the ball but is beaten by a wicked bounce just in front of the 'Tahs' try-line!

76 The Tahs' are throwing the ball around with gay abandon as they go in search of their bonus-point try! It all comes to nothing though as Hopper knocks on a difficult pass from Lucas.

TRY74 TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! 41-29. Israel Folau shows great strength as he beats Julian Savea and Conrad Smith before powering his way over the line!

Penalty72 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 41-24. Barrett adds another three-pointer after the 'Tahs are pinned for being offside.

70 The 'Canes win a turnover inside their 22 and the ball comes out to Julian Savea, who bumps off defenders, as if they are rag dolls, and wins about fifty metres for his team! It takes two defenders to halt his progress inside the 'Tahs' 22!

68 The Tahs' do brilliantly when they go on the attack from behind their try-line! Foley, Mitchell, Folau, Matt Lucas and Rob Horne are lall prominent and they eventually end up inside the 'Canes' 22!

66 Barrett puts his team onto the front-foot with a cross-kick which rolls out five metres from the 'Tahs' try-line!

64 The 'Tahs try to break out from inside their 22 and Michael Hooper takes it into contact but is knocked backed by a big hit from Jeffery Toomaga-Allen!

TRY62 TRY, WARATAHS, ASHLEY-COOPER! 38-24. Adam Ashley Cooper does brilliantly when he runs onto a pass from Foley and sells three defenders a dummy before crashing over!

60 The Waratahs are trying desperately to get back into this match! They set up several phases but the 'Canes do well to keep them at bay.

Conversion57 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, BARRETT! 38-19. Barrett adss the extras to push the hosts further in front!

TRY56 TRY, HURRICANES, J SAVEA! 36-19. TJ Perenara launches a box kick behind the on-rushing Waratahs defence and the bounce favours Julian Savea who gets in under the posts!

55 Barrett launches a bomb inside the 'Tahs' half but Israel Folau ranks highest and gathers brilliantly!

Conversion53 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 31-19. Barrett lands a difficult spot-kick from up against the touchline! What a kick!

TRY52 TRY, HURRICANES, MATU'U! 29-19. The 'Canes are camped just outside the 'Tahs' try-line and Barrett catches the 'Tahs defence napping when he stabs a grubber kick through for Motu Matu'u to chase. He gathers behind the try-line and dives in for the 'Canes' third try!

Penalty51 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 24-19. McKIbbin narrows the gap after the Hurricanes front row are blown up for illegal scrummaging.

48 Ben May is pinned for not releasing a tackled player on the ground. Foley puts the ball out inside the 'Canes' 22 and the 'Tahs have a great opportunity to launch an attack!

46 Drew Mitchell receives the ball in space and sets off on a run down the touchline! He weaves his way past two defenders and it takes a desperate tackle from Alapati Leiua to halt his progress!

TRY44 TRY, HURRICANES, GOODES! 24-16. Reg Goodes scores in the corner after good work from Conrad Smith, who draws in a defender before getting his pass away!

43 The Waratahs string some phases together and Sitaleki Timani builds up a head of steam with ball in hand! The big man gains some metres but his effort is in vain as he knocks on after a big from Ardie Savea!

41 Beauden Barrett gets the second half started! His kick is gathered by Peter Betham who is brought to ground, just outside his 22, by Ben May.

Half Time Hurricanes 19 Waratahs 16

Penalty40 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 19-16. Barrett adds another three-pointer, on the stroke of half-time, after Sekope Kepu enters a maul from the side. That kick is the final act of the half and the players head into the sheds. It's been an entertaining opening half, with both sides showing a willingness to run the ball. If they continue in this vein we're in for a thrilling second period as the match will inevitably become more open when the players tire.

38 Conrad Smith makes a break, which tears the 'Tahs' first line of defence to shreds! He offloads to Ardie Savea who is brought to ground by a text-book tackle from Israel Folau!

Penalty36 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 16-16. McKibbin makes it all square again after Ardie Savea enters a ruck from the side

Penalty34 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 16-13. Barrett makes no mistake this time after Dave Dennis goes offside at a ruck.

31 John Ulugia plays the ball with his hands at a ruck. Barrett gets a chance to regain the lead, from the kicking tee for the 'Canes, but his effort is just wide of the uprights.

28 Foley beats a couple of defenders and puts a chip kick through but Andre Taylor does well when he manages to gather under great pressure from the chasing Waratahs pack! Foley's looking dangerous!

26 Michael Hooper runs onto a pass from Foley and takes the gap! He offloads to McKibbin, who overruns the pass and knocks on!

25 TJ Perenara is pinned for being offside at a scrum. Foley kicks for touch and puts the ball out midway between the 'Canes' 22 and the halfway line.

Conversion22 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 13-13. McKibbin draws his side level with extra two-pointer!

TRY21 TRY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 13-11. Bernard Foley scores a sensational try! He runs onto a pass from McKibbin and beats four defenders before touching down!

Penalty20 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 13-6. Barrett extends the hosts' lead after Sekope Kepu is pinned for being offside.

Penalty17 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 10-6. Brendan McKibbin succeeds with another spot-kick after referee Jonathan Kaplan penalises several 'Canes for being offside.

Conversion14 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 10-3. Barrett adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead!

TRY13 TRY, HURRICANES, J SAVEA! 8-3. Julian Savea rounds off in the corner after Reg Goodes does well to pounce on a knock on from Peter Betham. Goodes offloads to Conrad Smith who puts Savea in the clear to score!

12 Adam Ashley-Cooper makes a break and gets past Barrett! He's soon just outside the 'Canes' 22 but throws a woeful pass to Drew Mitchell, which goes straight into touch.

Penalty11 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 3-3. Beauden Barrett cancels out McKibbin's three-pointer after the Waratahs are pinned for a ruck infringement.

9 Beauden Barrett spots a gap, behind the 'Tahs' defence, and gains about 40 metres for his side with a kick which rolls into touch inside the home side's 22. Brilliant vision!

7 The Canes launch their first real attack but it all comes to nothing when Tim Bateman knocks on just outside the 'Tahs' 22!

5 It's all Waratahs at the moment. They're camped in the 'Canes half until Mark Reddish wins a crucial turnover.

Penalty3 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 0-3. Brendan McKibbin opens the scoring from the kicking tee after a couple of Hurricanes forwards go off their feet at a ruck.

Kick-off And we're off! Bernard Foley gets us underway with a deep kick which Alapati Leiua gathers inside his 22. He immediately sets up a ruck.

Team news Waratahs boss Michael Cheika has made just one change to his run-on side that beat the Western Force last weekend. Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu starts in place of Paddy Ryan in the front row. The Waratahs welcome back Wycliff Palu, who returns from an ankle injury to take his place on the bench in the only other change to the matchday 22.

Team news Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has made several changes to his starting XV that beat the Kings last weekend. All Black Victor Vito has been carrying a calf injury and will be replaced at the back of the scrum by Faifili Levave. And 19-year-old openside flanker Ardie Savea will make his long-awaited Super Rugby debut as Karl Lowe is unavailable for selection. In other changes, Mark Reddish comes in for Jeremy Thrush, who has an ankle injury, with James Broadhurst on the bench and Motu Matu'u replaces the injured Dane Coles at hooker. This match could be a memorable occasion for Chris Smylie who is set to make his 50th Super Rugby appearance off the bench.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the Westpac Stadium in Wellington for this first Super Rugby hit out between the Hurricanes and the Waratahs, Both sides have done well of late, with the 'Canes on a three-match winning streak and the 'Tahs unbeaten in two games. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.

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