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    Blues v Hurricanes (Result)

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    Recap

    The game started with some pretty impressive play from the Blues who dominated the first fifteen minutes.

    They were launching attack on attack with the Hurricanes scrambling to defend them off their line.

    Eventually the Blues got rewarded when Nock was at the end of another break from a Blues scrum to get them in the lead.

    The Hurricanes were starting to get more ball but there was no flow in their game yet. With the Blues again on attack the visitors turned over the ball to get it in the hands of Ben Lam who broke a few tackles and score their first try.

    This even things up on the scoreboard but the Blues still had the better of the game on attack. There biggest problem for the home side was that they were unable to convert their opportunities.

    The Hurricanes got into a period where they got into the Blues twenty two and after a few penalties it was Beauden Barrett with a brilliant pass to his brother Jordie to go over for their second try and the lead.

    Opportunities went begging for both side which send them into the break with the visitors leading 14-7.

    The second half start as the first with the Blues doing most of the play but again they failed to convert it into points.

    The Hurricanes were brilliant on defence close to their line and Perenara showing his class when his team was under pressure in the scrums.

    The Blues did get over the line next but somewhat controversial.

    The referee asked the TMO to overturn his on field decision and after some reviews one could see the foot touching the line but he came back with no clear evidence to overturn the decision.

    The Blues could not convert the try which left them two points shy of the Hurricanes.

    Both teams tried to spread the ball wide and creating space but it was leaving them with nothing.

    Beauden Barrett then intercept and ran 50 meters to take the game away from the Blues. Minutes later he had a penalty that took the score to 22-12 with minutes to go.

    No more points were added with the Hurricanes taking the win and the points.

    Scorers:

    Blues Blues 12  22  Hurricanes Hurricanes

    Blues 12 (7)

    Tries: Sam Nock, Dalton Papalii

    Conversion: Harry Plummer

    Hurricanes 22 (14)

    Tries: Ben Lam, Jordie Barrett, Beauden Barrett

    Conversions: Beauden Barrett (2)

    Penalty: Jordie Barrett

    Details

    Date Time League Season Full Time
    May 10, 2019 09:30 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'

    Venue

    Eden Park

    Results

    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome
    Blues0021012Loss
    Hurricanes0132022Win
    T
    0
    0
    C
    0
    0
    P
    0
    0
    DG
    0
    0

    Live

    12 - 22Full Time
    Blues
      Hurricanes
        • 80'

          Hurricanes gets the win

        • 74'

          Penalty Hurricanes and Barrett extend the lead

        • 74'

          Blues have been poor in protecting their own ball and their downfall today

        • 71'

          Hurricanes defence on their own line have been close to perfect...

        • 59'

          Foot on line!!! BUT TMO say he cannot proof he was out...TRY STANDS!!

        • 59'

          TRY TIME!!! Blues!!! In the corner TMO to check

        • 52'

          That is a big moment in the game, Hurricanes with man down, Blues unable to score

        • 52'

          Perenara is one of the best 9's out there

        • 52'

          Yellow card Hurricanes

        • 51'

          Blues OVER!! but might lost it over the line....NO TRY

        • 45'

          Blues missing some great opportunities, but they have a penalty

        • 40'

          Halftime the Hurricanes are leading the Blues 14-7

        • 29'

          TRY TIME!!! Hurricanes!!! Jordie over but it was sustain pressure that tells at the end

        • 29'

          The game just picking up speed as the minutes go by.....the lungs will be burning at the moment

        • 25'

          End to end stuff Ma’a Nonu looked to have broke the defence but comes up just short

        • 23'

          From turnover and the big man breaks the defence to score and even the scores up.

        • 21'

          TRY TIME!!! Hurricanes!!! Ben Lam over

        • 19'

          Great defence from Hurricanes Savea stealing the ball

        • 17'

          It is all Blues so far and Ma’a Nonu showing his quality.

        • 14'

          Great pressure from the Blues forcing mistakes from the Hurricanes

        • 10'

          Conversion good Blues take the lead

        • 10'

          TRY TIME!!! Blues!!! had to come Nock the man over

        • 9'

          Blues missing some great opportunities early on

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