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Full time Chiefs 34 Hurricanes 22
80 The Chiefs fail to gather a line-out close to the halfway line but it doesn't matter as the referee soon blows his whistle to bring proceedings to a close. It's been an entertaining clash and the hosts are deserved winners in the end. They upped the ante after the break and secured their try-scoring bonus point which means that they return to the top of the table. The 'Canes went off the boil in the second half and this loss puts a dent in their chances of making the play-offs.
77 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 34-22. Barrett succeeds with the two-pointer to reduce the deficit!
76 TRY, HURRICANES, LEIUA! 34-20. Alapati Leiua runs onto a pass from Barrett and gets past two defenders before scoring under the posts!
75 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 34-15. Cruden adds the extras to give his side a 19-point lead!
74 TRY, CHIEFS, TAMEIFUNA! 32-15. it's third time lucky for Ben Tameifuna as he gets in under a mass of bodies after being stopped in his tracks twice in the build-up!
73 The 'Canes are under the cosh, close to their try-line. There's a scrum on their five-metre line and Messam and Ben Tameifuna are both held up short of the line.
70 Broadhurst is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground. Cruden puts the resulting penalty into touch, inside the 'Canes' 22 as the Chiefs go in search of their bonus-point try.
67 Savea puts a grubber kick through which Robinson gathers inside his 22. He takes a big hit from Alapati Leiua but manages to offload to Kerr-Barlow, who boots the ball upfield!
65 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 27-15. Cruden steps up an calmly adds the two-pointer to put more daylight between his side and the visitors!
64 TRY, CHIEFS, KERR-BARLOW! 25-15. The Chiefs forwards attack close to the 'Canes' try-line and when Tawera Kerr-Barlow spots a gap, he burrows his way over from close quarters!
62 The 'Canes front row capitulate under pressure at a scrum and are subsequently penalised. Cruden kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the edge of the visitors' 22.
60 The Canes attack from a scrum with Chris Smylie putting Matt Proctor into a gap. He makes little headway as Cruden tackles him and from the ensuing ruck Smylie knocks on.
57 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 20-15. Cruden extends the home side's lead after the 'Canes' front row is pinned for illegal scrummaging.
53 Cruden intercepts a wayward Barrett pass! He stumbles but gets up and kicks ahead. Barrett and Savea try to recover inside their 22 but Barrett fumbles and Savea is forced to carry over behind his try-line!
51 The Hurricanes attack out wide and Brad Shields puts in a chip kick which Karl Lowe gathers! He sets off on a run down the touchline but is called back when he puts a foot into touch!
49 Tim Nanai-Williams launches a bomb and Asaeli Tikoirotuma gives chase! Tikoirotuma goes up for the kick but knocks on and Perenara gathers the loose ball and sets off in-field! He is eventually brought to ground by Nanai-Williams.
47 Masaga gathers a kick from Barrett but is nailed by a big hit from James Marshall! The referee pins the right wing for holding onto the ball on the ground and Barrett gets a chance to put his side back in front, from the kicking tee. He hooks his shot at goal, however, and the Chiefs get out of jail!
44 The Hurricanes attack deep inside the Chiefs' 22 but Aki does brilliantly when he wins a turnover! He wrestles with Perenara for the ball before going to ground.
42 TJ Perenara tries to attack from a ruck but knocks on at the critical moment!
40 Barrett gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Brodie Retallick who goes to ground under a mass of bodies just outside his 22.
Chiefs 17 - 15 Hurricanes
40 Cruden gets a chance to extend his side's lead, after the 'Canes' backs are pinned for straying offside. He misses with his shot at goal and referee Garratt Williamson blows his whistle to indicate half-time soon after. It's been an entertaining half as both sides have played expansively. With two points in it, there's still plenty to play for. That sets the stage for an interesting second half as both sides try to secure victory.
39 Tawera Kerr-Barlow tries to take on the 'Canes defencve but knocks on after a big hit from Reynold Lee-Lo! Perenara gathers the loose ball and puts it into touch just outside the Chiefs' 22.
37 The Chiefs take the ball into contact with their forwards, close to the halfway mark. They set up a maul but soon lose possession when their counterparts manage to halt their momentum in the drive. When the maul becomes static the Chiefs are awarded the put-in at the resulting scrum.
35 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-15. Barrett reduces the deficit to just two points when he succeeds with a three-pointer, after Elliott is penalised for not rolling away at a ruck.
32 Barrett sees Masaga out of position on the right wing and kicks for touch. The ball rolls out close to the halfway line and the 'Canes soon have another attacking opportunity when Hika Elliott is pinned for a crooked throw.
29 TRY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-12. The 'Canes strike back immediately and after taking the ball through several phases Beauden Barrett spots a gap, close to the Chiefs' line, and forces his way over with two defenders on his back!
27 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 17-7. Cruden maintains his 100 percent kicking record to push the hosts further in front!
26 TRY, CHIEFS, AKI! 15-7. Bundee Aki is the beneficiary when he Cruden stabs through a grubber kick past the on-rushing 'Canes defenders and dives onto the ball behind the try-line!
24 Cruden spots a gap and launches a box kick behind Savea. Barrett has it covered but is forced to clear quickly as Masaga is on him in a flash. The Chiefs gain the advantage as Barrett's kick travels about five metres outside his 22.
22 The 'Canes are on the attack inside the Chiefs' 22 but Vant Leven wins a turnover and the hosts launch a counter-attack which takes them up the length of the field! Robinson, Nanai-Williams and Aki are all prominent but they lose possession when Liam Messam is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground.
19 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 10-7. Cruden adds the two-pointer to extend the hosts' lead!
18 TRY, CHIEFS, VANT LEVEN! 8-7. The Hurricanes fail to control a line-out on their five-metre line and Matt Vant Leven pounces on the loose ball before barging over the try-line!
15 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 3-7. Beauden Barrett holds his nerve and adds the extras!
14 TRY, HURRICANES, PERENARA! 3-5. Thrush is stopped just short of the try-line but TJ Perenara gets in for the first try of the match after driving over from close quarters when he picks up and goes from the resulting ruck!
13 The 'Canes show great continuity and take the ball through several phases. Conrad Smith, Victor Vito and Jeremy Thrush are all prominent ball carriers and they are soon camped inside the Chiefs' 22!
10 James Broadhurst is pinned for a ruck infringement on the Chiefs' 22-metre line. They opt to run it and make some headway as Bundee Aki sets off. He is eventually tackled by Conrad Smith, deep inside the Hurricanes' half but offloads to Lelia Masaga, who is tackled into touch by Julian Savea.
8 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 3-0. Aaron Cruden opens the scoring from the kicking tee after Karl Lowe is penalised for straying offside after a scrum.
5 The Hurricanes are on the attack, just outside the Chiefs' 22, but the hosts win a crucial turnover and Tim Nanai-Williams brings some relief with a kick which rolls into touch 10 metres inside the 'Canes' half.
3 Robbie Robinson sets off on an attacking run and beats a couple of players. He is called back, however, as Aaron Cruden is pinned for obstruction.
Kick-off Aaron Cruden gets us underway! His kick is gathered by James Broadhurst who sets up a ruck just outside his 22.
Team news Dan Coles has withdrawn for the 'Canes, just before kick-off with a calf injury, which means Ash Dixon moves into the starting XV. Reg Goodes who was originally covering prop will now be the back-up hooker while John Schwalger is the reserve prop.
Team news The Hurricanes have included Matt Proctor and James Marshall in a back-three combination with Julian Savea. The starting XV has few changes from when the Hurricanes last played (on 31 May), with Karl Lowe the only other addition on the openside. Blade Thomson has been bracketed on the bench with Faifili Levave (foot). If Thomson is included in the 22 and takes the field, he will be making his Hurricanes and Super Rugby debut. Alapati Leiua, who has just returned from Test duties with Samoa, rounds out the bench.
Team news The Chiefs have announced their strongest available team for this clash. The New Zealand derby is the official farewell match of Chiefs' players Craig Clarke, Lelia Masaga, Richard Kahui, Brendon Leonard and Toby Smith. Dave Rennie has named several players in his side who are returning from injury. There is only one change in the forwards with Ben Afeaki starting at prop and Ben Tameifuna moving to the bench. Tim Nanai-Williams comes in at centre and Lelia Masaga starts on the wing. Andrew Horrell makes his comeback from the reserves and is joined by Charlie Ngatai.
Welcome Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes.
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|19:45||Harlequins vs Leicester|
|Saturday 19th April|
|15:00||Bath vs Worcester|
|15:00||Exeter vs Sale|
|15:15||Wasps vs Gloucester|
|Sunday 20th April|
|14:00||Northampton vs London Irish|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Saracens|
|Saturday 3rd May|
|15:00||Bath vs Northampton|
|15:00||Saracens vs Worcester|
|15:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Sale vs Leicester|
|15:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|Saturday 10th May|
|15:15||Newcastle vs Exeter|
|15:15||Leicester vs Saracens|
|15:15||Northampton vs Wasps|
|15:15||Worcester vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:15||London Irish vs Sale|
|Sunday 13th April|
|London Irish 40 - 12 Newcastle|
|Saracens 28 - 24 Northampton|
|Saturday 12th April|
|Gloucester 17 - 18 Bath|
|Worcester 33 - 38 Exeter|
|Leicester 27 - 15 Wasps|
|Friday 11th April|
|Sale Sharks 12 - 27 Harlequins|
|Sunday 30th March|
|Newcastle 12 - 17 Worcester|
|Saturday 29th March|
|Northampton 16 - 22 Leicester|
|Wasps 20 - 32 Saracens|
|Exeter 13 - 14 Gloucester|
|Harlequins 23 - 9 London Irish|
|Friday 28th March|
|Bath 11 - 12 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 23rd March|
|Leicester 45 - 15 Exeter|
|Saturday 22nd March|
|London Irish 23 - 44 Bath|
|Saracens 39 - 17 Harlequins|
|Gloucester 40 - 33 Newcastle|
|Sale Sharks 19 - 6 Northampton|
|Friday 21st March|
|Worcester 11 - 13 Wasps|
|Sunday 2nd March|
|Newcastle 18 - 41 Leicester|
|Saturday 1st March|
|Northampton 39 - 13 Gloucester|
|Exeter 18 - 0 London Irish|
|Harlequins 21 - 20 Worcester|
|Wasps 17 - 21 Sale Sharks|
|Friday 28th February|
|Bath 10 - 23 Saracens|
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