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2016/03/25 | 08:35 |  Super Rugby | Westpac Stadium |  Full Time
Super Rugby

Hurricanes beat brave Kings

2016-03-25 10:21
Last Updated at 19:23
25 Mar 10:28


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25 Mar 10:28
In next week's Round 6 action, the Hurricanes have a bye while the Kings welcome the Sunwolves to Port Elizabeth for a crucial - and perhaps their best shot at a win this season on Saturday, April 2 at 17:05
25 Mar 10:27
Hurricanes go to the top of every Conference they play in, Kings stay bottom
25 Mar 10:26
Hurricanes pick up a full-house of 5 points, Kings leave empty-handed
25 Mar 10:26

80' - Barrett converts his own try and again a New Zealand team plays for the full 80 minutes and is rewarded with a bonus point

FULL-TIME in Wellington

25 Mar 10:25

80' - It's that man Beauden Barrett!

Horror throw into the lineout as it misses everyone and Barrett scoops it up, sets off and no one comes close to catching him

25 Mar 10:24
80' - TRY to the Hurricanes!
25 Mar 10:24
80' - Kings win a penalty at the scrum and put the ball out on the Hurricanes' 10m line as we enter the last minute
25 Mar 10:23

79' - NO TRY

TMO decides pass was forward

Commentators in agreement

25 Mar 10:22

78' - Looks forward to me...

But what does anyone know these days with TMOs?!

25 Mar 10:22
78' - Try may have been scored but once again the TMO in the frame looking for a forward pass
25 Mar 10:21
78' - Hurricanes happy to run the ball from their own tryline as they go in search of the bonus point try
25 Mar 10:20
77' - Seconds tick by as the first match of Week 5 draws to a close
25 Mar 10:19

75' - Kings not giving up and pour onto attack.

Scrum to them 5m from 'Canes' line. But Gates drops the ball and the Hurricanes will get a chance to clear

25 Mar 10:17

74' - Barrett adds the conversion from the touchline and the Hurricanes now need one more try for the bonus point

Hurricanes 35-20 Kings after 74 minutes

25 Mar 10:16

73' - Replacement prop Loni Uhila - the Tongan Bear - sets off on the slowest run in history - but my was it impressive to see.

He offloads and the TRY has been scored by Vince Aso!

25 Mar 10:15
73' - Tank Lanning is busy tweeting - trust me!
25 Mar 10:15
73' - Foot may have been in touch
25 Mar 10:15
72' - The Hurricanes may have scored a TRY to delight every prop fan around the world!
25 Mar 10:13
71' - Martin Bezuidenhoudt on for the Kings in place of Edgar Marutlulle at hooker
25 Mar 10:11
70' - Should the match finish now, the Hurricanes would pick up 4 points and despite their brave efforts, the Kings would leave empty-handed
25 Mar 10:11

70' - 10 minutes for the Kings to make history

Can they do it?

they have the ball inside the Hurricanes' half so looking good thus far...

25 Mar 10:09

69' - Hurricanes back out to an 8-point lead as Barrett adds the penalty

Hurricanes 28-20 Kings after 69 minutes

25 Mar 10:08

68' - No advantage to the Hurricanes from the scrum and they get the penalty slap-bang in front

And they'll take the points...

25 Mar 10:07
67' - Skyes leaves the field at a crucial juncture
25 Mar 10:06

67' - Kings centre Stefan Watermeyer has done some amazing work in preventing the try

5m scrum to the Hurricanes

25 Mar 10:05

67' - Referee consults the TMO but there could be obstruction in the build-up

Player may not have grounded the ball either...

25 Mar 10:03
67' - Crucial knock-on at the base of the scrum gives the Hurricanes the ball - and they may have scored...
25 Mar 10:00

65' - Fouche clears under pressure and finds touch this time

Hurricanes still on attack in search of their fourth try of the night

25 Mar 09:59
65' - There are currently more players down injured than those on their feet!
25 Mar 09:58
65' - Ball is eventually knocked on and the Kings will have a scrum in the shadows on their own posts
25 Mar 09:58
65' - Selfish play by the No 9 as he cuts back inside instead of passing to his left where they have 3 (or more) on zero
25 Mar 09:57
64' - TJ Perenara what have you done?!
25 Mar 09:57
63' - Hurricanes with possession and ABSOLUTELY BUTCHER A CERTAIN TRY!
25 Mar 09:56
62' - Barrett really having a rare off day. Struggling to control proceedings. Has been outplayed comprehensively by Louis Fouche today
25 Mar 09:55

61' - Fouche's penalty kick is OVER!

And the Kings are back within try-scoring range

Hurricanes 25-20 Kings after 61 minutes

25 Mar 09:54

61' - Massive cheers by the Kings players as they shove the Hurricanes off their own ball and win a penalty

Kudos to the Kings forwards coach

25 Mar 09:53
60' - Du Plessis off and Elgar Watts on
25 Mar 09:53
60' - Half way through the second half and the Kings have spent 85% of the time in their opponents' half
25 Mar 09:52

60' - Costly knock-on by the Kings at the ruck

JP du Plessis down in back play after a big hit. Looked like a head clash with scrumhalf TJ Perenara

25 Mar 09:51
58' - Crucial kick as the Hurricanes now enjoy an 8-point buffer
25 Mar 09:50

58' - Barrett's penalty is OVER!

Hurricanes 25-17 Kings after 58 minutes

25 Mar 09:50

57' - Kings duly win the scrum and Fouche clears downfield but doesn't find touch

Kings caught offsides by the kick that didn't find touch

Hurricanes will once again have a shot at goal to stretch the lead beyond the 7-point margin

25 Mar 09:48
56' - Flank Vaea Fifita bursts clear down the touchline but thankfully for the Kings loses control and the visitors will have a scrum deep inside their 22m
25 Mar 09:47
55' - Mmmm, Fouche's restart goes into the in-goal area and the Hurricanes force it dead and will get the scrum on the halfway line
25 Mar 09:45

54' - Barrett's penalty is OVER!

That's 3 from 5 for Barrett tonight

Hurricanes 22-17 Kings after 54 minutes

25 Mar 09:44

53' - Hurricanes swarm onto attack and win the penalty on their first visit into the Kings' half

Barrett will have the shot to try calm things down for the home side

25 Mar 09:43
52' - Oh dear. Kings butcher the lineout by not throwing in the required 5m
25 Mar 09:43

51' - High tackle now by the Hurricanes gives the Kings a penalty just inside their half

With the wing behind him, Fouche puts the ball out inside the Hurricanes' 22m

Is this your time, Kings fans?

  • 80'

    TRY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 40-20: Hurricanes score a long range try and it is Barrett who makes the run and secures 5 points.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 42-20: Barrett drives in the conversion to make it 7 points for the Hurricanes late in the game. The lead is 22 points.

  • 80'

    Full time: Hurricanes 42-20 Kings.

  • 79'

    Ben May collapsing the scrum and Hurricanes concede a penalty.

  • 77'

    Velleman concedes a penalty for hands in the ruck.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 35-20: Barrett drives the conversion in to make it 35-20 in favour of the hosts.

  • 73'

    The Kings are unable to breach the Hurricanes defences as the hosts look to hold on to their lead in the end minutes.

  • 73'

    TRY, HURRICANES, ASO! 33-20: This should settle it, Aso scores an important try in the 73rd minute to push the lead to 13 points. Hurricanes dominating now.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 28-20: Barrett puts some distance between the Hurricanes and the Kings as he slots this penalty goal in. The lead is 8 points with 10 minutes remaining.

  • 68'

    Hurricanes controlling the possession now. Laumape going through the Kings defence. It ends up being a penalty for the hosts.

  • 67'

    A couple of line breaks for the Hurricanes who are looking to attack, Kings will not be able to catch them if they score here.

  • 65'

    15 minutes remaining in the game and the Hurricanes lead by 5 points Kings will look to score and take the lead.

  • 62'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 25-20: Fouche drives the kick in and the lead is brought down to 5 points.

  • 61'

    Hurricanes concede a penalty as Toomaga-Allen collapses the scrum.

  • 60'

    60 minutes into the game and the Hurricanes lead by 8 points, Kings have not scored any points in the second half so far.

  • 58'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 25-17: The Hurricanes go for points with the penalty and Barrett slots it in to push the lead to 8 points.

  • 57'

    Watermeyer is caught offside and Kings concede another penalty.

  • 56'

    A line break for the Hurricanes, who have not scored any tries after the Kings have scored the last two. They are making some ground though.

  • 54'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 22-17: Barrett gets a penalty goal, first points of the second half and it is a good kick from 35 metres out.

  • 53'

    Kings concede a penalty, scratchy play from both sides now, Jaer not releasing the ball.

  • 51'

    Another penalty conceded by the Hurricanes, Savea with a high tackle.

  • 48'

    Hurricanes concede a penalty, Woodward not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 44'

    After an action-packed first half, the Hurricanes begin the second with holding possession and trying to settle into the game again.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    TRY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 19-15: A late try in the first half for the Kings, Gates goes through the defence line and offloads the ball to Fouche who takes it over the try line.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 19-17: Fouche gets the conversion right again and scores some important points just before the break. Hurricanes only lead by 2, the late try will give Kings a lot of confidence.

  • 40'

    First half ends. Hurricanes 19-17 Kings.

  • 39'

    Penalty goal missed! Barrett misses the penalty goal just before half time and the lead stays to 9 points.

  • 38'

    Kings concede a penalty for being offside. A couple of minutes to go to the half time break.

  • 37'

    Kings concede a penalty, Velleman not rolling away.

  • 36'

    Hurricanes concede a penalty, Halaholo not joining the ruck correctly.

  • 34'

    Four tries in the first 30 minutes, but Hurricanes hold a 9 point lead.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 19-10: Two important points added to the score as Fouche gets the conversion right, the lead is brought down to 9 points.

  • 30'

    TRY, KINGS, SYKES! 19-8: Kings score their first try an it is a line break through the Hurricanes defence and Sykes scores.

  • 29'

    Hurricanes concede a penalty through Halaholo for not releasing the ball.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 19-3: Barrett slots the conversion in and the lead increases to 16 points.

  • 27'

    TRY, HURRICANES, SAVEA! 17-3: Another try for the Hurricanes and it is Savea who takes this over the try line. Good play by him, using the line break to put in a long run.

  • 25'

    Hurricanes concede another penalty, Chris Eves joining the ruck incorrectly.

  • 24'

    Penalty missed! Fouche does not make the difficult kick and the lead remains at 9 points.

  • 23'

    Hurricanes concede a penalty, Laumape going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 21'

    Kings concede a penalty through Vulindlu for not rolling away.

  • 20'

    Scratchy play from the Kings so far, they need to tighten their defence and force the Hurricanes to do something different.

  • 17'

    Another penalty conceded by the Kings, for hands in the ruck.

  • 16'

    Kings concede a penalty for being caught offside.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 12-3: Barrett gets the conversion right this time and pushes the lead to 9 points.

  • 14'

    TRY, HURRICANES, THOMSON! 10-3: Coles'' run created the chance and it is an offload to Thomson who takes it over the try line.

  • 13'

    Dane Coles is back after an injury and he is making it count. He runs straight through the Kings defence and makes some important ground.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 5-3: Louis Fouche kicks it in and it is a penalty goal for the Kings. Their first points of this game.

  • 9'

    First penalty conceded by the Hurricanes and it is through Chris Eves for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 7'

    The conversion is missed and the score remains 5-0 to the hosts.

  • 6'

    TRY, HURRICANES, LAUMAPE! 5-0: First try of the game and the Hurricanes draw first blood. Laumape with the try as he cuts through the Kings defence.

  • 2'

    Kings are caught offside, resulting in a penalty.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between Hurricanes and Kings from the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

  • 0'

    The Hurricanes won the only previous game between these two teams by 16 points. It was played here.

  • 0'

    Hurricanes were also the finalists last year so it will be a tough away game for the Kings.

  • 0'

    Kings are the only South African side who don't have a single point after four rounds, they meet the Sunwolves next week.

  • 0'

    So far this year, Hurricanes have won two and lost two games, the Kings have lost all three of their games.

  • 0'

    Dane Coles comes back from injury for the Hurricanes especially because they are rebuilding their side.

  • 0'

    The referee today is Brendon Pickerill, with Nick Briant and Kane McBride assisting him and the TMO is Aaron Paterson.

Jump to

Hurricanes Kings
  • 5 Tries 2
    • 5' Ngani Laumape
    • 12' Blade Thomson
    • 26' Ardie Savea
    • 72' Vince Aso
    • 79' Beauden Barrett
    • 29' Steven Sykes
    • 39' Louis Fouche
  • 4 Conversions 2
    • 13' Beauden Barrett
    • 26' Beauden Barrett
    • 73' Beauden Barrett
    • 80' Beauden Barrett
    • 30' Louis Fouche
    • 40' Louis Fouche
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 53' Beauden Barrett
    • 57' Beauden Barrett
    • 68' Beauden Barrett
    • 10' Louis Fouche
    • 61' Louis Fouche
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Chris Eves
  • Dane Coles
  • Jeff Toomaga-Allen
  • Michael Fatialofa
  • Mark Abbott
  • Vaea Fifita
  • Ardie Savea
  • Blade Thomson
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Jason Woodward
  • Ngani Laumape
  • Willis Halaholo
  • Cory Jane
  • James Marshall
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Edgard Marutlulle
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Steven Sykes
  • John-Charles Astle
  • CJ Velleman
  • Stefan Willemse
  • Jacques Engelbrecht
  • Ntando Kebe
  • Louis Fouche
  • Malcolm Jaer
  • Shane Gates
  • Stefan Watermeyer
  • Luzuko Vulindlu
  • Jurgen Visser
  • Ricky Riccitelli
  • Loni Uhila
  • Ben May
  • Geoffrey Cridge
  • Callum Gibbins
  • Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • Vince Aso
  • Matt Proctor
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Martin Bezuidenhout
  • Justin Ackerman
  • Tom Botha
  • Schalk Oelofse
  • Chris Cloete
  • Kevin Luiters
  • Elgar Watts
  • JP Du Plessis

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