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    Hurricanes hold off stubborn Crusaders

    2018-03-10 10:48

    Cape Town - The Hurricanes have defeated the reigning Super Rugby champions, the Crusaders in their Super Rugby encounter at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

    As it happened: Hurricanes v Crusaders

    The Hurricanes won 29-19 after leading 26-12 at half-time.

    The home side ran through four tries through Chris Eves, TJ Perenara, Ben Lam and Matt Proctor.

    Beauden Barrett, playing in his 100th Super Rugby match, landed three conversions, while his brother Jordie kicked a penalty to guide the Hurricanes to victory.

    Meanwhile, the Crusaders scored three tries through Manasa Mataele, Jordan Taufua and Michael Alaalatoa. Mitchell Hunt landed two conversions in

    In next weekend's Round 5 action, the Crusaders travel to Dunedin to battle the Highlanders (Saturday, 08:35 SA time) while the Hurricanes have a bye.

    Scorers:

    Hurricanes

    Tries: Chris Eves, TJ Perenara, Ben Lam, Matt Proctor

    Conversions: Beauden Barrett (3)

    Penalty: Jordie Barrett

    Crusaders

    Tries: Manasa Mataele, Jordan Taufua, Michael Alaalatoa

    Conversions: Mitch Hunt (2)

    Teams:

    Hurricanes

    15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields (captain), 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Ben May, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Chris Eves

    Substitutes: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Marcel Renata, 19 Michael Fatialofa, 20 Blade Thomson, 21 Richard Judd, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Vince Aso

    Crusaders

    15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Samuel Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Chris King, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Billy Harmon, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Manasa Mataele

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