Hurricanes thump Waratahs
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Hurricanes put in a four-try, bonus point performance in beating the Waratahs in their Super Rugby clash in a wet Wellington on Saturday.
The Hurricanes won 41-29 after leading 19-16 at half-time.VIDEO: Hurricanes v Waratahs highlights
The Hurricanes scored four tries through wing Julian Savea (2), prop Reg Goodes and hooker Motu Matu'u. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett was on target with three conversions and five penalties for a personal haul of 21 points.
The Waratahs replied with tries by flyhalf Bernard Foley, centre Adam Ashley-Cooper and fullback Israel Folau. Scrumhalf Brendan McKibbin added a conversion and four penalties.
The Hurricanes picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and moved to second in the New Zealand Conference and fifth in the Overall standings.
The Waratahs left empty-handed and stayed third and 10th in the Australian Conference and Overall log, respectively.
In next weekend's Round 9 action, the Hurricanes visit Auckland to play the Blues (Saturday, April 13 at 09:35), while the Waratahs have a bye.Teams:
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara , 8 Faifili Levave, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Ben May, 2 Motu Matu'u, 1 Reg Goodes
Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Jack Lam, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Reynold Lee-LoWaratahs:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Peter Betham, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Pat McCutcheon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Wycliff Palu, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Tom Kingston