Hurricanes blow away Force
Cape Town - The Hurricanes have beaten the Force in their Super Rugby clash in Perth on Friday.
The Hurricanes won 46-19 after leading 22-10 at half-time.
The Hurricanes scored six tries through scrumhalf TJ Perenara (3), fullback Andre Taylor, lock Jason Eaton and wing Charlie Ngatai. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett was successful for two conversions and a penalty. Replacement Dan Kirkpatrick was on target with four conversions and a penalty.
The Force replied with a try by No 8 Matt Hodgson. No 10 James Stannard landed the conversion as well as four penalties.
The Hurricanes picked up a full-house of five points for their victory, and moved to second in the New Zealand Conference standings and third in the Overall log. The Force left empty-handed and remained bottom in the Australian Conference and 14th in the Overall standings.
In next week's Round 4 action, the Hurricanes face the Highlanders in Wellington, while the Force travel to Sydney to face the Waratahs.
15. Cameron Shepherd, 14. Nick Cummins, 13. Patrick Dellit, 12. Rory Sidey, 11. Napolioni Nalaga, 10. James Stannard, 9. Brett Sheehan, 8. Matthew Hodgson, 7. David Pocock (captain), 6. Richard Brown, 5. Nathan Sharpe, 4. Toby Lynn, 3. Salesi Ma'afu, 2. Nathan Charles, 1. Kieran Longbottom
Substitutes: 16. Ben Whittaker, 17. Pekahou Cowan, 18. Sam Wykes, 19. Angus Cottrell, 20. Justin Turner, 21. Ben Seymour, 22. Alifeleti Mafi
15. André Taylor, 14. Cory Jane, 13. Conrad Smith (captain), 12. Tim Bateman, 11. Julian Savea, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Victor Vito, 7. Jack Lam, 6. Faifili Levave, 5. Jason Eaton, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2. Dane Coles, 1. Ben May
Substitutes: 16. Motu Matu'u, 17. Michael Bent, 18. James Broadhurst, 19. Brad Shields, 20. Chris Eaton, 21. Dan Kirkpatrick, 22. Charlie Ngatai