Hurricanes hold off Force
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Hurricanes continued their impressive form of late with victory over the Force in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington on Friday.
The Hurricanes won 22-16 after leading 15-3 at half-time.
The Hurricanes scored three tries through prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, flank Brad Shields and flyhalf Tusi Pisi. Fullback Beauden Barrett added two conversions and a penalty.
The Force replied with a try by scrumhalf Alby Mathewson and a conversion and three penalties by fullback Jayden Hayward.
The Hurricanes picked up four points for their victory and moved to second in the New Zealand Conference
and fifth in the Overall log
The Force left the Westpac Stadium with a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but remained fourth and 12th in the Australian Conference
and Overall standings
In next weekend's Round 11 action, the Hurricanes host the Stormers in Palmerston North (Friday, April 26 at 09:35), while the Force travel to Canberra to tackle the Brumbies (Saturday, April 27 at 11:40).Teams:
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Alapati Leiua , 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Chris Smylie, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Reggie Goodes, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Karl Lowe, 20 TJ Perenara, 21 Reynold Lee-Lo, 22 Andre TaylorForce:
15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Winston Stanley, 12 Junior Rasolea, 11 Ed Stubbs, 10 Sam Norton-Knight, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Richard Brown, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Heath Tessmann, 1 Pek Cowan
Substitutes: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Kieran Longbottom, 18 Rory Walton, 19 Chris Alcock, 20 Mick Snowden, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Alfie Mafi