Hurricanes shock Crusaders

    2013-03-08 10:22

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Hurricanes have upset the seven-time Super Rugby champion Crusaders in their New Zealand derby in Wellington on Friday.

    The Hurricanes won 29-28 after leading 12-7 at half-time.

    VIDEO: Hurricanes v Crusaders highlights

    The Hurricanes, who had lost their first two matches this season, scored tries through wings Julian Savea and Alapati Leiua. Flyhalf Beauden was on target with both conversions and five penalties.

    The Crusaders, who have now lost both their matches this season, replied with tries by centre Ryan Crotty, hooker Corey Flynn, fullback Israel Dagg and flyhalf and Dan Carter. Carter was also on target with all four conversions for a personal tally of 13 points.

    The Hurricanes picked up four points to move to third in the New Zealand Conference and ninth in the Overall standings.

    The Crusaders left Wellington with two points - for scoring four tries and for losing by seven or fewer points, and stayed fourth in the New Zealand Conference.

    In next weekend's Round 5 action, the Hurricanes travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders, while the Crusaders host the Bulls in Christchurch.



    15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

    Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u/Ash Dixon, 17 Ben May, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 James Marshall, 22 Reynold Lee-Lo

    15 Israel Dagg, 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Tom Donnelly, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Adam Whitelock

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