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    Hurricanes thump Crusaders in warm-up match

    2018-02-02 11:12

    Cape Town - The Hurricanes on Friday thumped the Crusaders 43-22 in a warm-up match in Greymouth, New Zealand.

    Chris Boyd's charges led 36-5 at one stage against what was a young Crusaders line-up, before a three-try burst midway through the second half made the scoreline more respectable.

    Wing Jonah Lowe scored a hat-trick of tries for the Hurricanes, who outscored the defending Super Rugby champions by seven tries to four.

    Scorers:

    Hurricanes

    Tries: Jonah Lowe (3), Ben Lam, Julian Savea, Finlay Christie, Vince Aso

    Conversions: Jackson Garden-Bachop (2), Ihaia West (2).

    Crusaders

    Tries: Billy Harmon, Jack Stratham, Tima Faingaanuku, Manasa Mataele

    Conversion: Brett Cameron

    Meanwhile in other warm-up games, the Highlanders crushed the Waratahs 55-29 in Queenstown, while the Blues beat the Chiefs 45-19 in Te Kuiti.

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    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, AMI Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Sydney Football Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
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    • Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium 11:00

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