SR: Blues 37(15), Hurricanes 24(7)

May 31, 2014
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The Blues are not enjoying the fact that they are propping up the New Zealand conference table and already out of the running for a play-off spot.

And Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is well aware of the potential backlash awaiting his team in Auckland – where only one team has won this year, the table-topping Sharks.


Recent results:
2014: Hurricanes won 39-20, Wellington
2013: Blues won 28-6, Auckland
2013: Blues won 34-20, Wellington
2012: Hurricanes won 35-19, Wellington
2012: Hurricanes won 26-25, Auckland
2011: Blues won 17-11, Wellington
2011: Blues won 41-17, Auckland

Teams:

Blues: 15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 George Moala, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Peter Saili, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 James Parsons, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Piri Weepu, 22 Simon Dickey, 23 Albert Nikoro.
 
Hurricanes: 15 Matt Proctor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Alapati Leiua, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks/Reggie Goodes.
Reserves: 16 Ash Dixon/Motu Matu’u/Goodes/Mike Kainga, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Reggie Goodes/Brendon Edmonds, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Tim Bateman, 23 James Marshall.

Referee: Garratt Williamson
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand), Mike Lash
TMO: Glenn Newman

Source: Rugby365

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One Comment

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Many praise the NZ running rugby they play and the tries they score, I question their defense.

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