Another game of two halves when the Hurricanes picked up a win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Friday.
The Sunwolves was almost unstoppable in that first half but were as bad in the second letting the Hurricanes back for a 29-23 win.
The game got off with bot teams willing to spread the ball out wide. It was the Sunwolves with better ball on attack and it was the first to get over the line.
It was Semisi Masirewa who went over for a brilliant try from the Sunwolves who founded plenty of space in the Hurricanes defence.
This gave them a early 7-0 lead which Parker extended a few minutes later with a penalty to 10-0.
The Hurricanes struggled to get their phases together and keep ball in hand and it was some brilliance from Perenara that put them on the board for their first try of the match.
The Sunwolves extended the lead again with another penalty from Parker which got the lead to 13-7 after 22 minutes.
Adding another penalty Parker got a cross kick over to Masirewa who went over for another try.
This gave the Sunwolves a 23-7 lead. A late penalty in the first half reduced the lead to 23-10 for the Sunwolves at the break.
The second half belong to the Hurricanes as they scored 19 unanswered points.
It was a sloppy second half from the Sunwolves although they continued to threaten the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes second half tries came from Ben Lam in the corner before Tiatia got a charged down try for his team on the board.
The Canes took the lead for the first time with a turnover in their own half which went to Goosen who chipped and scored.
The Sunwolves did try in the last few minutes but could not get through again to give the visitors the win.
Sunwolves – Tries: Semisi Masirewa (2). Conversions: Hayden Parker (2). Penalties: Parker (3).
Hurricanes – Tries: TJ Perenara, Ben Lam, Chase Tiatia, Wes Goosen. Conversions: Fletcher Smith (3). Penalty: Smith
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