Hurricanes
14 - 17
Chiefs
2017/06/09 | 09:35 |  Super Rugby | Westpac Stadium |  Full Time
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Hurricanes Chiefs
  • 5' Vaea Fifita
    76' Wes Goosen
    2 Tries 2 22' Aaron Cruden
    63' James Lowe
  • 6' Jordie Barrett
    77' Jordie Barrett
    2 Conversions 2 24' Damian McKenzie
    64' Damian McKenzie
  • 0 Penalties 1 74' Damian McKenzie
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards 1 59' Michael Allardice
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: HURRICANES 14-17 CHIEFS. A third win in a row over the Hurricanes for the Chiefs. Allardice's yellow card looked to have put them in a precarious position, but a try front Lowe and a conversion and penalty from McKenzie sealed the game in the second half. Goosen grabbed a late try for the hosts, which Jordie Barrett converted, but it came too late for the win - albeit not the bonus point.

  • 78'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, JORDIE BARRETT! 14-17.

  • 77'

    TRY, HURRICANES, GOOSEN! 12-17: It all starts with a lineout and the ball is quickly swung to the right. The Barrett brothers set Goosen up with some good hands, with Jordie getting away the final pass. This game is going to the wire!

  • 76'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-17: From just left of the posts, McKenzie makes no mistake.

  • 74'

    The Hurricanes attack comes to nothing and the Chiefs kick deep. Jordie Barrett tries to run it back, but Cane gets the tackle in and the full-back is penalised for failing to release.

  • 72'

    The Hurricanes have an attacking lineout on the five-metre line.

  • 70'

    Allardice comes back on.

  • 68'

    The Hurricanes are still battling to create chances to score despite having a man advantage. Another attack fizzes out into a Chiefs lineout and Perenara vents his frustration at the referee.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-14. It goes over off the post.

  • 64'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LOWE! 7-12: Stevenson initiates the attack with a superb run and gets it out wide for the winger to finish off!

  • 60'

    YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, ALLARDICE! He goes into the ruck with no arms, using his shoulder, and is made to pay.

  • 59'

    The Chiefs break through Lienert-Brown, who goes all the way into the Hurricanes' 22 before being dragged down.

  • 56'

    Lousi steals the ball from the lineout and the Hurricanes go left, but Savea is dragged into touch with some superb last-ditch defending from the Chiefs.

  • 55'

    The Hurricanes hit the Chiefs on the attack again. Jordie Barrett tries to set up Apisai with a cross-kick, but it goes into touch near the Chiefs' five-metre line.

  • 52'

    The Hurricanes win the scrum on their put-in and make their way into Chiefs territory again. Beauden Barrett goes on a run, but as he''s tackled, he passes into touch.

  • 49'

    McKenzie hooks the penalty kick and it's still 7-7.

  • 47'

    Stevenson kicks the ball deep and ends the Hurricanes attack. Straightaway, the Chiefs win a penalty for hands in the ruck.

  • 44'

    The Hurricanes are doing the attacking early on in the second half. They're inside the opposition's 10-metre line.

  • 41'

    HALF-TIME: HURRICANES 7-7 CHIEFS. There is nothing to separate the two sides going into the break. The Hurricanes started off well with Fifita getting an early try, but the Chiefs have been in the ascendancy since and scored one of their own through Cruden. Full-backs McKenzie and Barrett have a conversion apiece. The second half at the Westpac Stadium looks set to be an epic battle.

  • 41'

    The second half is underway. Stevenson has replaced Cruden, who took a knock to the knee.

  • 38'

    Lousi picks and goes from a ruck and sets up Perenara who goes on a dangerous run, but Eves just fails to hold onto the scrum-half''s offload.

  • 36'

    The Hurricanes win a penalty as McKenzie fails to release the ball after a tackle. Finally, the hosts clear their lines.

  • 34'

    The Chiefs win the turnover and the Hurricanes are under serious pressure.

  • 33'

    The Hurricanes are still pinned back on their line, although they have the put-in to a scrum on the five-metre.

  • 30'

    The Chiefs attack again with speed and Cruden nearly gets away, but Aso saves the day for the Hurricanes with a superb cover tackle.

  • 29'

    Lousi knocks on and the attack comes to nothing.

  • 28'

    The Hurricanes steal possession and look to find a gap inside the Chiefs 22.

  • 26'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-7.

  • 24'

    TRY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-5: The Hurricanes fail to find touch from a clearance and are made to pay. Alaimalo does well out wide, before the ball is passed back inside. Ngatai sets Cruden up and he finishes off a superb team try.

  • 22'

    Apisai is receiving medical attention on the field.

  • 19'

    The Chiefs win the ball back as the Hurricanes are blown up at the maul after an attacking lineout.

  • 17'

    The Hurricanes continue to make their way upfield as Cane is penalised for an illegal tackle.

  • 15'

    The Chiefs are looking lively here. McKenzie sets up Kerr-Barlow, but he runs out of room near the touch line and the Hurricanes have a scrum after a forward pass.

  • 13'

    A forward pass from Shields gives a scrum to the Chiefs near their 10-metre line.

  • 10'

    The Chiefs get the ball back and come straight at the Hurricanes. A superb pass from Lowe sets Lienert-Brown up and he may just have gone over. It's going up to TMO McDermott.

  • 10'

    NO TRY! Lienert-Brown is adjudged to have the ball on as Perenara's tackle saves the day.

  • 9'

    The Hurricanes steal the ball against the throw from a Chiefs lineout inside the home side''s half.

  • 7'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, JORDIE BARRETT! 7-0.

  • 6'

    Some good work from the Hurricanes pack sees them regain possession and they go back on the attack.

  • 6'

    TRY, HURRICANES, FIFITA! 5-0: Finally, the pressure pays off as the lock smashes his way over. It all started with the turnover from the scrum.

  • 3'

    The Hurricanes go on the attack early, but a knock-on in the Chiefs 22 from Gibbins halts them.

  • 1'

    Cruden kicks the game off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs at the Westpac Stadium.

  • 0'

    Julian Savea plays his 100th Super Rugby game for the hosts as the Hurricanes make six changes to the side that beat the Western Force 34-12.

  • 0'

    Hurricanes starting XV: 1. Chris Eves, 2. Leni Apisai, 3. Jeff To''omaga-Allen, 4. Sam Lousi, 5. Vaea Fifita, 6. Brad Shields, 7. Callum Gibbins, 8. Ardie Savea, 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Beauden Barrett, 11. Julian Savea, 12. Ngani Lauampe, 13. Vince Aso, 14. Nehe Milner-Skudder, 15. Jordie Barrett

  • 0'

    Hurricanes subs: 16. Ricky Riccitelli, 17. Loni Uhila, 18. Michael Kainga, 19. James Blackwell 20. Reed Prinsep, 21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22. Matt Proctor, 23. Wes Goosen

  • 0'

    Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has made three changes to his starting XV beat the Waratahs 46-31 at home last weekend.

  • 0'

    Chiefs starting XV: 1. Kane Hames, 2. Nathan Harris, 3. Nepo Laulala, 4. Dominic Bird, 5. Michael Allardice, 6. Mitchell Brown, 7. Sam Cane, 8. Liam Messam, 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 10. Aaron Cruden, 11. James Lowe, 12. Charlie Ngatai, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Solomona Alaimalo, 15. Damian McKenzie

  • 0'

    Chiefs subs: 16. Liam Polwart, 17. Siegfried Fisiihoi, 18. Atunaisa Moli, 19. Tom Sanders, 20. Lachlan Boshier, 21. Finlay Christie, 22. Alex Nankivell, 23. Shaun Stevenson

  • 0'

    Referee Nick Briant leads an all-New Zealand officiating team. His assistants are Richard Kelly and Cam Stone, while Shane McDermott takes up TMO duties.

  • 0'

    When these two sides met earlier in the season, the Chiefs won 26-18 in Hamilton. However, with both sides playing their second last fixture today, the Hurricanes sit second in the New Zealand conference and the Chiefs are four points behind in third.

  • 0'

    The Hurricanes have scored 83 tries so far this season, breaking the previous Super Rugby record of 81 tries scored by the Lions in 2016.

  • 0'

    The teams are out on the field.

Team Line-ups
Hurricanes Chiefs
  • Chris Eves
  • Leni Apisai
  • Jeff Toomaga-Allen
  • Sam Lousi
  • Vaea Fifita
  • Brad Shields
  • Callum Gibbins
  • Ardie Savea
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Julian Savea
  • Ngani Laumape
  • Vince Aso
  • Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • Jordie Barrett
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Kane Hames
  • Nathan Harris
  • Nepo Laulala
  • Dominic Bird
  • Michael Allardice
  • Mitchell Brown
  • Sam Cane
  • Liam Messam
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Aaron Cruden
  • James Lowe
  • Charlie Ngatai
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Solomona Alaimalo
  • Damian McKenzie
Substitutions
  • Ricky Riccitelli
  • Loni Uhila
  • Michael Kainga
  • James Blackwell
  • Reed Prinsep
  • Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • Matt Proctor
  • Wes Goosen
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Liam Polwart
  • Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
  • Atunaisa Moli
  • Tom Sanders
  • Lachlan Boshier
  • Finlay Christie
  • Alex Nankivell
  • Shaun Stevenson

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