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In next weekend's action, the Stormers return to South Africa to enjoy a bye week, while the Hurricanes travel to Christchurch to face the Crusaders.
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Those massive athletes out in wide positions for NZ sides are such bloody heartbreakers to SA causes ...— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) May 5, 2017
Those massive athletes out in wide positions for NZ sides are such bloody heartbreakers to SA causes ...
@THESTORMERS great guts and fighting spirit shown by a bunch of players ! Well done @kolisi1 great to see some guts shown !— Rob Louw (@roblouw6) May 5, 2017
@THESTORMERS great guts and fighting spirit shown by a bunch of players ! Well done @kolisi1 great to see some guts shown !
Stormers leak 7 tries and lose by 19 and it's an "improvement" on previous 2 weeks. Shows how low the bar is set for SA rugby sides— Gary Lemke (@GaryLemke) May 5, 2017
Stormers leak 7 tries and lose by 19 and it's an "improvement" on previous 2 weeks. Shows how low the bar is set for SA rugby sides
The result didn't go their way, but they played their hearts out - how will you Rate the Stormers? https://t.co/utr5AOKSqy pic.twitter.com/XJWxE5yjm0— AllOutRugby (@AllOutRugby) May 5, 2017
The result didn't go their way, but they played their hearts out - how will you Rate the Stormers? https://t.co/utr5AOKSqy pic.twitter.com/XJWxE5yjm0
FULL TIME: @Hurricanesrugby secured a strong victory after dominant 2nd half over @THESTORMERS #SuperRugby #HURvSTO https://t.co/y5KQjL7w4u pic.twitter.com/oqma284KGv— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) May 5, 2017
FULL TIME: @Hurricanesrugby secured a strong victory after dominant 2nd half over @THESTORMERS #SuperRugby #HURvSTO https://t.co/y5KQjL7w4u pic.twitter.com/oqma284KGv
We'll wait now for the Stormers coaches to laud their team's improving effort. But fact is, they conceded seven tries to one and it's pretty tough to argue against that.
The Hurricanes showed greater composure to close the game out in the final 20 minutes after they had lost their way in the middle parts.
A rookie Stormers combo kept on ticking. Some crumbs of honour in that latest defeat. And at least tour is history.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) May 5, 2017
A rookie Stormers combo kept on ticking. Some crumbs of honour in that latest defeat. And at least tour is history.
83'- CONVERSION slotted by Jordie Barrett.
79'- PENALTIES CONCEDED
Stormers with great success at the maul against Canes. As for Ireland in Chicago, it will be a primary focus for the #Lions in New Zealand.— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) May 5, 2017
Stormers with great success at the maul against Canes. As for Ireland in Chicago, it will be a primary focus for the #Lions in New Zealand.
76'- Terrible error from SP Marais as he kicks out a penalty on the full.
Suddenly, everything has gone pear-shaped for the Stormers...
74'- CONVERSION slotted by Jordie Barrett.
Hurricanes 34-22 Stormers
73'- TRY to the Hurricanes as centre Ngani Laumape rounds off.
It was started by another cross-kick from Beauden Barrett to Savea.
Savea, inside his own 22, easily bumped off Kolbe, before sprinting up-field and off-loading...
70'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
66'- NO TRY!
Replays show Ngani Laumape was in front of Jordie Barrett who had chipped in behind the Stormers defence.
66'- TMO CALL
No 8 Ardie Savea is seemingly over for the Hurricanes. However, the TMO is called into action for a Hurricanes player potentially being off-side earlier in the move...
64'- Jordie Barrett again misses the conversion.
Hurricanes 27-22 Stormers
Massive psychological win for the Stormers there as they keep the Canes out despite being pinned on their line. Very physical defence.— JW Coetzee (@jwcoetzee) May 5, 2017
Massive psychological win for the Stormers there as they keep the Canes out despite being pinned on their line. Very physical defence.
61'- The Hurricanes try to counter, but another knock-on puts them under more pressure.
The Stormers have escaped from a concerted period of Hurricanes attack. Will this be their day?
53'- Immediately the Hurricanes get a chance to respond when Stormers flank Kobus Van Dyk concedes a silly penalty on the ground.
It's right in front but the Hurricanes opt for a lineout...
52'- PENALTY slotted by Marais to level matters!
Hurricanes 22-22 Stormers
Like most sides, but especially Canes, not nearly as effective when you shut them down with speedy defensive line. Normally other way round!— Front Row Grunt (@FrontRowGrunt) May 5, 2017
Like most sides, but especially Canes, not nearly as effective when you shut them down with speedy defensive line. Normally other way round!
Hurricanes forwards pretty flat in this game. Probably eyeing next clash vs Crusaders #HURvSTO— Jon Cardinelli (@jon_cardinelli) May 5, 2017
Hurricanes forwards pretty flat in this game. Probably eyeing next clash vs Crusaders #HURvSTO
CONVERSION, JORDIE BARRETT!
The game ends with the Hurricanes seventh try as they secure an thrilling 41-22 win over the Stormers in Wellington. Thanks for joining us.
TRY, HURRICANES, BEAUDEN BARRETT! From the lineout the Canes build a few phases. Barrett eventually takes the ball up and reaches over for a try next to the poles.
The Canes win a penalty in the Stormers 22 and kick for touch.
The Stormers win a penalty just inside the Canes half, but SP Marais overcooks the kick for touch and the ball rolls out behind the dead ball line instead.
CONVERSION, JORDIE BARRET!
TRY, HURRICANES, LAUMAPE! From the turnover deep inside their half, Beauden Barrett gives his trademark cross field kick. Julian Savea collects and runs through a Dillyn Leyds tackle before offloading to Ngani Laumape who runs through for a great try.
The Stormers have possession deep inside the Canes 22, but they lose possession.
The Stormers lose the ball in contact metres from the Canes tryline.
The Stormers have a lineout on the Canes 5 metre line. They win a penalty and Brad Shields in sent off with a yellow card for collapsing the maul.
A try by the Canes is not given after a player was in front of the kicker in the lead up.
Jordie Barrett misses the important conversion.
Another strong Canes scrum wins them a penalty which Perenara takes quickly.
TRY, HURRICANES, LAUMAPE! The Canes make their way into the Stormers 22 with some strong ball carries. They go wide and Laumape manages to turn his body and score in the corner.
The Stormers manage to turn over possession and kick down field. Beauden Barrett collects and goes wide, but Julian Savea drops the ball as he attempts to take the pass.
The Stormers defence repels the Canes and they eventually end up just outside the visitors 22. But the Stormers concede another penalty at the breakdown and again the Canes go for touch.
The Canes scrum well on the Stormers 5 metre line and win a penalty. They opt for another lineout.
The Canes launch a driving maul after the ensuing lineout, but they lose the ball forward much to the Stormers relief.
The Canes win a penalty at the maul after Kolisi enters from the side. Again the hosts go for touch.
The Canes win a very kickable penalty outside the Stormers 22, but Barrett goes for touch instead.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! SP Marais levels the scores with his fourth successive penalty.
A powerful Stormers scrum inside the Canes half sees the visitors win a penalty and Marais will go for goal again.
The Canes have possession in the middle of the field. The Stormers defence does well to stop their momentum and eventually a handling error sees the Canes lose the ball.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! The fullback nails his third penalty in a row to reduce the deficit to only three points.
The Stormers keep possession from the lineout and build a few phases before they win a penalty between the half way line and the Canes 22.
Barrett kicks across the field and finds touch outside his 22.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! SP Marais converts his second penalty in as many minutes to keep the Stormers in the game.
The Hurricanes lead 22-16 after a first half which saw five tries being scored.
A strong start to the second 40 by the Stormers. A good driving maul sees them make their way into the Canes 22. Mbonambi breaks away into the 22but knocks the ball on.
The Stormers win another penalty in an almost identical position as the previous one.
The Hurricanes get the second half underway.
PENALTY, MARAIS! SP Marais nails the penalty. The Stormers trail 22-13 as the half time looms.
The Stormers have a scrum inside the Canes half. They scrum well and win a penalty. SP Marais will go for goal.
Jordie Barrett misses the conversion attempt.
TRY, HURRICANES, JORDIE BARRETT! Cheslin Kolbe is caught in possession inside his own half. The Canes turn it over before Beauden Barrett executes another perfect cross field kick which his brother Jordie collects to score.
Barrett finds touch on the Stormers 5 metre line, but the Stormers win a penalty from the lineout. Robert du Preez looks to have injured himself and is replaced by Bjorn Basson.
The Canes have a lineout in Stormers territory. They put Jordie Barrett into space, but they win a penalty due to a side entry at the ruck from the visitors.
CONVERSION, DU PREEZ! Robert du Preez adds the two points to reduce the deficit to seven points.
TRY, STORMERS, SAMUELS! Ramone Samuels, the hooker who is on for the sin binned Bongi Mbonambi, scores the visitors first try as an unstoppable driving maul sees them score.
Jordie Barrett's conversion attempt skews to the left.
TRY, HURRICANES, SAVEA! From a scrum deep inside the Stormers 22 Barrett gives a flat cross kick which Julian Savea collects. He is tackled and offloads to Jordie Barrett who runs around the blind side before slinging the ball infield back to Savea who marches over for his side's third try.
Bongi Mbonambi is sent to the sin bin for coming in from the side trying to stop a driving maul from the Canes.
The tactical kicking of the Stormers have been poor. Another exchange with Beauden Barrett sees the All Black fly-half find touch on the half way line.
CONVERSION, JORDIE BARRETT! Jordie Barrett converts his own try.
A high tackle on Jordie Barrett sees the Canes find touch in the Stormers half. They eventually win a scrum and a little kick through from Beauden Barrett forces Nizaam Carr to take the ball behind his goal line to ground it.
TRY, HURRICANES, JORDIE BARRETT! Wow. The TMO says Carr never managed to ground the ball, allowing Barrett to rip it from him and score centimetres from the dead ball line.
The Hurricanes have a scrum in the Stormers half, but they are penalised which allows the visitors to relief some pressure.
CONVERSION, JORDIE BARRETT! The younger Barrett adds the extras.
TRY, HURRICANES, JANE! What a try. Brad Shields charges down a Dillyn Leyds kick. Ngani Laumape takes it up before a ruck is formed. From the ruck Beauden Barrett gives a little cross field kick which Cory Jane collects brilliantly to score.
The Stormers make a good run in the opposition 22 through Shaun Treeby before they concede a penalty.
Good work at the ruck sees the Stormers turn over possession. Kolisi kicks down field. The Canes eventually finds touch just inside their 22.
PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! Robert du Preez is successful with the three points as the Stormers take an early lead.
The Stormers win a penalty at the lineout because the Canes were offside. The visitors finds touch inside the hosts 22.
Another offside call against the Hurricanes gifts the Stormers a kickable penalty.
The Canes have a scrum inside their own 22. They take the ball up before Perenara kicks for touch just inside their half.
Robert du Preez gets the game underway as the Stormers kick off.
Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and Stormers at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
TJ Perenara will return as captain and Callum Gibbins at openside for the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday. Head coach Chris Boyd has made just two personnel changes to the side that started against the Brumbies in Napier a fortnight ago. Perenara, who was on the replacements bench before the team?s second bye round, switches places with Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, and reclaims the captaincy from Brad Shields. Shields led the ?Canes for the first time during the 56-21 win over the Brumbies. Gibbins comes back into the starting side for Blade Thomson, whose Super Rugby season appears over following a dislocated shoulder in Napier, meaning Ardie Savea shifts back to number eight for the fourth time this season. The reshuffle in the loose forwards means Reed Prinsep comes back into the matchday 23 this week.
Centre Shaun Treeby will make his first start for the Stormers. Having made his Stormers debut off the bench against his former team the Highlanders in Dunedin last week, Treeby will wear the 12 shirt, having traded places with Dan Kriel. The only other change to the backs sees Dewaldt Duvenage at scrum-half, with Jano Vermaak providing cover this week. In the loose trio Siya Kolisi is back on the blindside flank with Kobus van Dyk getting his first opportunity to start on the openside. Chris van Zyl returns from a week out with concussion to take his place in the second row alongside Jan de Klerk, whilst in the front row there are two new props in the starting line-up as Wilco Louw and Ali Vermaak get a chance. Props Caylib Oosthuizen and Oli Kebble are new additions on the bench, along with lock JD Schickerling.
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Vaea Fifita, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To?omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Ben Lam
Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi (c), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Oli Kebble, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson
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