The Hurricanes have beaten the Crusaders with 16 points to 9 this morning.
The Hurricanes played brilliant for their win as they were dominated by the Crusaders in the scrums and lineouts for most of the match.
The Hurricanes had an 11-3 lead at halftime but is was quickly fading away as the Crusaders took better control of the phases of their game. Colin Slade kept the Crusaders in the hunt for most of the game but it was eventually Blade Thompson that claimed a second try with a few minutes to go to seal the win for the Hurricanes.
Thompson scored two tries but his second try was something most people will remember from the big lock.
Barrett had yet another impressive game at fly half and he showed his flair and ability to read the game from the back. Barrett must be the number one fly half for me in the world at this stage.
more to follow:
Tries: Thompson 2
Pens: Barrett 2
Pen: Slade 3
Yellow Card: Matt Todd (Crusaders, 7 minutes – cynical play)