FULL-TIME: LIONS 17-37 HURRICANES. A poor performance from the Lions in the second half, but the Hurricanes have been clinical and they secure a confident win away from home. They win by 20 points after scoring 27 of them in the second half.
The Lions have a scrum and they will look to attack from here. They need to score quickly but even then it will be tough.
Barrett fails to add on the extras but the Hurricanes lead by 20 points with 3 minutes remaining in the game.
TRY, HURRICANES, COLES! 17-37: The driving maul had the momentum to push forward and then Coles breaks away and goes on to score another try, his second of the game. Hurricanes dominating away from home.
The Hurricanes have a lineout deep in the Lions half and they will want to play in this region for the rest of the game. The go for the maul after the lineout.
We are in the final 10 minutes of the game and the Lions are struggling. Hurricanes look like they are in control and they have a 15 point lead.
NO TRY! Good set piece from the Hurricanes, they get the ball out of the scrum and Laumape takes it over the line. The TMO is going to check this for double movement. There was a double movement as Laumape was caught short. Big moment in the game, penalty to the Lions.
The Hurricanes have a 5m scrum near the Lions try line. This could be another try to them.
Campher comes on for Marx and the Hurricanes also make a couple of changes. A short delay in play.
CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-32: Barrett adds on the extras and the lead is pushed to 15 points.
TRY, HURRICANES, COLES! 17-30: Coles scores in the corner! Hurricanes attack and Perenara passes the ball just as he is tackled. Good work from the Hurricanes and they push the lead further.
The Hurricanes are in the lead but the Lions have scored last so far. We are in the final quarter of the game and now Hurricanes are looking to run with the ball.
CONVERSION, LIONS, REYNOLDS! 17-25: Good converted try from the Lions and they cut down the deficit to 8 points.
TRY, LIONS, DYANTYI! 15-25: A good display from the Lions, the move starts with Jantjies and then Mapoe puts in a good run. Dyantyi gets the ball from Mapoe and runs through to score.
The score remains at 10-25 with the Lions not being able to make an impact from the Lions. The Hurricanes have a scrum and they look to run with the ball after that.
The Lions win a penalty as the Hurricanes are caught offside. Jantjies will kick it to the corner for a lineout.
NO TRY! The TMO will check for obstructions as the Lions have built well and then Coetzee has gone on to score the try. But the Lions will get the penalty. NO TRY because of obstruction.
First missed kick of the game from Barrett and the ball goes wide. Score remains on 10-25.
TRY, HURRICANES, LAM! 10-25: The Hurricanes keep the ball in hand and work it through a few phases. Savea puts in a great run before passing the ball back to Lam who takes it over the line. Great try for the Hurricanes.
PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 10-20: Barrett gets the direction and distance right on the penalty goal and the Hurricanes push their lead to 10 points. This could be an interesting game if the Lions score next.
Good kick to clear from the Hurricanes and it is Perenara who kicks deep. The Lions kick back and Barrett collects and runs with the ball.
Great work from Savea who attacks the ball at the breakdown and induces a penalty. The Hurricanes have started the second half really well.
HALF-TIME: LIONS 10-10 HURRICANES. The game started with a couple of tries and both teams looked to attack. Then the pace of the game slowed down and the rest of the half was about strong play in the middle of the field. The score is 10-10 after the first half.
TRY, HURRICANES, LAM! 10-15: Orie with a mistake at the restart and the ball bounces well for Lam who picks it up and runs through for the second Hurricanes try for the day. Great start to the second half.
CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 10-17: Barrett makes no mistake with the difficult conversion and the Hurricanes take a 7 point lead just after the start of the second half.
Kick-off! The second half begins.
PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 10-10: Barrett makes no mistake with the penalty goal and the Hurricanes level the scores close to the break.
A good counter ruck from the Lions as the Hurricanes are on their try line. The ball goes to Reynolds and he does well to kick the ball deep to clear.
The Hurricanes manage to win a penalty as Kirifi attacks the ball and wins a penalty for the Lions not releasing the ball.
We are in the final 10 minutes of the first half and a couple of handling errors from both sides break the play up. The Lions have a lineout and Marx will throw.
Dyantyi looks to attack after getting the long pass but he is tackled by a few players and the ball goes wide. A good move from the Lions comes to nothing. The Hurricanes have a lineout and they win a penalty.
Kwagga Smith has been replaced by Marnus Schoeman because Smith is injured.
The Hurricanes have a line out and they look to attack after the but the Lions turn the ball over and kick it to clear.
The pace of the game has dropped a bit after the early tries. The Lions hold a slim lead but this could be a close game with both teams attacking.
PENALTY, LIONS, REYNOLDS! 10-7: Reynolds makes no mistake with the penalty and the Lions take the lead by 3 points.
The Lions win a penalty and they will look to kick this to get the lead.
Mapoe looks to chase down the ball after the Lions kick it towards the try line. But the Hurricanes manage to scramble back in defence and keep the score to 7-7.
The Lions hold the Hurricanes up and the hosts have a scrum deep in their own half. Good work from them as the Hurricanes looked to attack.
CONVERSION, LIONS, REYNOLDS! 7-7: Reynolds makes no mistake with the conversion and the scores are tied.
TRY, LIONS, DYANTYI! 5-7: The Lions respond instantly as Dyantyi puts in a good run and goes all the way. A nice try for the Lions.
CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 0-7: Barrett makes no mistake with the easy conversion and the lead is pushed to 7 points.
TRY, HURRICANES, LAUMAPE! 0-5: A nice run from Laumape who just powers through the line and goes all the way to score. Laumape opens the scoring for the Hurricanes.
First scrum of the game, won by the Lions as the Hurricanes are held up.
Orie is injured and getting some medical treatment.
Kick-off! The first half begins as the Lions kick us off. Kwagga Smith plays his 50th Super Rugby game today.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Lions and the Hurricanes from Emirates Airlines Park.
Hurricanes: James Marshall, Ben Lam, Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape, Chase Tiatia, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara (c), Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Reed Prinsep, Isaia Walker-Leawere, James Blackwell, Jeff To'omaga-Allen, Ricky Riccitelli, Toby Smith. Reserves: Dane Coles, Fraser Armstrong, Ross Geldenhuys, Liam Mitchell, Ardie Savea, Richard Judd, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Salesi Rayasi
Lions: Andries Coetzee, Courtnall Skosan, Lionel Mapoe, Harold Vorster, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Shaun Reynolds, Ross Cronje, Kwagga Smith, Vincent Tshituka, Cyle Brink, Marvin Orie, Stephan Lewies, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx, Dylan Smith. Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan McBeth, Johannes Jonker, Reinhard Nothnagel, Marnus Schoeman, Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Tyrone Green.
Jaco Peyper is the referee today in Johannesburg. Egon Seconds and Stefan Geldenhuys are assisting him and Willie Vos is the TMO.
The Hurricanes need just two competition points to guarantee themselves a home quarterfinal.
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