Vodacom Super 14

Hurricanes snatch late win

2010-05-01 11:22
Ma'a Nonu (File)
Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - The Hurricanes have snatched a late bonus-point victory over the Chiefs to keep their Super 14 playoff hopes alive on Saturday.

The Hurricanes won 33-27 after trailing 24-15 at half-time.

The Hurricanes' four tries were scored by fullback Cory Jane, centre Ma'a Nonu (2) and prop Neemia Tialata. Flyhalf Aaron Cruden landed two penalties and a conversion, while replacement scrumhalf Piri Weepu added a penalty and a conversion.

The Chiefs replied with four tries of their own, through centre Jackson Willison, prop Sona Taumalolo, fullback Tim Nanai-Williams and flank Liam Messam. Flyhalf Callum Bruce kicked a penalty and two conversions.

The Hurricanes picked up a full-house of five points for their efforts and moved into sixth position in the standings on 32 points - only two points adrift of the top four.

The Chiefs left with two points - for scoring four tries and losing by seven points or fewer - and moved into eight spot on the log.

In next weekend's Round 13 action, the Hurricanes host the Reds in Wellington while the Chiefs face the Waratahs in Hamilton.


15. Cory Jane, 14. Tamati Ellison, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Hosea Gear, 10. Aaron Cruden, 9. Tyson Keats, 8. Rodney So’oialo, 7. Karl Lowe, 6. Victor Vito, 5. Michael Paterson, 4. Bryn Evans, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore (captain), 1. John Schwalger

Substitutes: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Jacob Ellison, 18. Jeremy Thrush, 19. Nick Crosswell, 20. Piri Weepu, 21. Willie Ripia, 22. Jason Kawau

15. Tim Nanai-Williams, 14. Dwayne Sweeney, 13. Richard Kahui, 12. Jackson Willison, 11. Jason Hona, 10. Callum Bruce, 9. Junior Poluleuligaga, 8. Colin Bourke, 7. Tanerau Latimer, 6. Liam Messam (captain), 5. Culum Retallick, 4. Craig Clarke, 3. Nathan White, 2. Hika Elliot, 1. Sona Taumalolo

Substitutes: 16. Aled De Malmanche, 17. Ben Afeaki, 18. Kevin O’Neill, 19. Luke Braid, 20. Brendon Leonard, 21. Trent Renata, 22. Phil Burleigh

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