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    Hurricanes vs Waratahs

    Super Rugby, 7 April, 2017

    Westpac Stadium
    Fulltime - Hurricanes 38, Waratahs 28
    Hurricanes   Waratahs
    38 FINAL SCORE 28
    6 TRIES 4
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Marius van der westhuizen
    Touch judges: Shuhei Kubo & Brendon Pickerill
    TMO: Glenn Newman

    The Waratahs need to find something special when they travel across the Tasman to face the Hurricanes off a five-day turnaround. Join The Roar for live scores, commentary and of course your say from 5:35pm (AEST).

    The Tahs currently sit three points behind the Brumbies and two in front of the Reds, making this match do-or-die, with another loss giving the Brumbies some room to breathe, although the ACT side face the Queenslanders in Canberra tomorrow.

    Bernard Foley is okay to play, much to the relief of many who support the Waratahs. Taqele Naiyaravoro will start for Reece Robinson, while Rob Horne has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, keeping Israel Folau in the centres.

    Bryce Hegarty will start at fullback, while Andrew Kellaway moves to the bench. Tom Robertson will be a loss in the forwards, facing concussion issues, and Paddy Ryan will replace him. Jed Holloway moves to the bench, with Michael Wells starting.

    The Hurricanes are resting a few, but still have plenty of depth – as most New Zealand sides do. To make it difficult for the Waratahs there are still the Barretts, Cory Jane is returning, Matt Proctor, Nigel Lumape, TJ Perenara.

    However the NSW side will be glad that the Hurricanes haven’t unleashed either Saveas or Dan Coles.

    The Hurricanes will be too strong here, as has been the case for New Zealand sides taking on the Aussies this year.

    Hurricanes by 11.

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    • Roar Guru

      RobC said | 1:55pm | ! Report

      Thanks Brent. Prediction is off by 1, pretty good!

      The Barrett RC should have been a penalty try, would have led to a 3 point game.

      Canes displaying the same weaknesses in D as last week. Gibbo’s guys did a better in exploiting it.

      The missing speedster (Ardie) in backrow another difference.

      Tahs failed to commit to withstand the Canes in the first 20′ and let in 21 points. This is where Gibbo must get his guys to get their heads right.

      …btw no uproar on the numerous forward passess and offsides not called by the Ref on Canes? 😉

    • 8:59am
      Hokonui27 said | 8:59am | ! Report

      onya canes…..15 minutes with 14 men….some nice tries there. onya tahs….good comeback. read last week Gibson was asking for that very strategy….stop kicking the ball back……hold possession and work hard on the ball…..gaps will open up. top player in my eyes was your fullback hegarty….made some stunning return runs and was leading the comeback. Crate of Speights for that man.

    • 8:34am
      Misha said | 8:34am | ! Report

      Is Beuden the most amazing player to watch – such grace and speed…

    • 7:28am
      Dcnz said | 7:28am | ! Report

      12 to nil for the kiwi teams vs the Aussies that is a record for sure. Wonder what Chek is thinking.

      • 9:10am
        Lara said | 9:10am | ! Report

        Got nothing to do with him is his approach..I am the Wallaby coach period.

    • 4:11am
      Gewurtz said | 4:11am | ! Report

      I enjoyed the Tah’s comeback and have to admire thier fighting spirit in the second half.
      The skills gap between the two sides was for all ro see tonight. Something Australian rugby has to close and close soon.

      Final comment: where is the passion in Folau? Contrast his ice-cool attitude with Hooper’s. What has happpened to Izzy?

    • 2:19am
      ForceFan said | 2:19am | ! Report

      Thant’s the most subdued effort at the breakdown that I’ve seen from Michael Hooper.
      He looks bone tired.

      He finished up with 17 Ruck Involvements – 11 Attack/6 Defence.

      His SR2017 average (for 80 mins) after Rnd 7 is – 23T – 17A/6D

      His SR2016 average (for 80 mins) was – 27T – 19A/8D

      Skelton came off at 55 minutes with 18T – 12A/6D.
      At that stage Hooper had 10T – 5A/5D.

    • 11:36pm
      ThugbyFan said | 11:36pm | ! Report

      Walked in and switched on the tv to see the players walking off, 38-28 done and dusted. Waiting to see replay, though some of the tries in the Roar clip above look pretty horrendous. All I know is read below that BB got a red card for 2 yellows and Tahs got smashed in 1st half.

      In the after-match round up by the tv commentators there was one VERY robust remark made by Greg Clarke (I think!!) and that was Dean Mumm should never be a starter in a Waratah’s shirt again. Clarke implied that 3-4 times, Mumm’s stupid or inept play gifted the Hurricanes tries. In last week’s match against the Crusaders, Mumm was wrecking the defence by charging up and leaving huge holes in the line. I remember howling why Mumm was chasing glory of the intercept instead of effecting a proper tackle. So I guess he was doing this again here. If that’s the case then coach Gibson should propel his Adidas rugger boot right up Mumm’s glory hole to the bench or even Shute Shield. D.Mumm is a good 80 minute player who excels in lineouts, but at the top level this softie just doesn’t cut it as a lock.

      Is it any wonder that the mighty Tahs are leaking tries galore with that sort of selfish play going on?

    • Roar Guru

      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 11:03pm | ! Report

      Will any of Hurricanes starting backs not be selected for AB during 2017? Gotta be the best backline in the world with some distance.

      • Roar Guru

        Fionn said | 11:16pm | ! Report

        They’re definitely better than the Wallabies.

        Ben Smith should get the nod over Jordie Barrett I suppose.. I guess Milner-Skudder and either Savea or Dagg are the ABs wingers?

      • 4:23am
        Darwin Stubbie said | 4:23am | ! Report

        Starting XV ?? … the starting back 3 and centres won’t make it ahead of the incumbents or the squad … and I’d say 9 and 10 aren’t a lock to start either …

        • 6:22am
          Fionn said | 6:22am | ! Report

          2 of the starting back 3 are the incumbents, champ – savea and Milner-Skudder

          • 6:50am
            Darwin Stubbie said | 6:50am | ! Report

            Champ ??? – how old are you ? … and given this is a thread about last nights game those 2 weren’t on the paddock last night and anyway NMS would need to prove his sustained fitness before considering an AB return

            • 7:52am
              soapit said | 7:52am | ! Report

              this particulat thread is about the starting backs being the best in the world. pretty unlikely he was talking about the second stringers tiger

              • 8:00am
                Darwin Stubbie said | 8:00am | ! Report


              • 9:17am
                soapit said | 9:17am | ! Report

                oh ok then

      • 6:20am
        taylorman said | 6:20am | ! Report

        Let’s compare them to the Blues tonight…I’ve a feeling something’s in the air about tonight’s Blues performance.?

        • 12:33pm
          Rugby Tragic said | 12:33pm | ! Report

          Love your optimism TM … two weeks … in two weeks, the Blues will not be the team that others can count their points on the ladder. I say 2 weeks, giving them that time to get their combinations together once a full squad is available to chosen from …any markable improvement before then will be a bonus… *S*

          • Roar Guru

            Fionn said | 12:40pm | ! Report

            I reckon the Blues are going to have a blinder tonight. I feel like something is building too..

    • 10:23pm
      the Lone Spectator said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      Is the behaviour of Beauden Barrett coached, as it seems to me that whenever an opposing team gets close to an NZ line, a professional foul is incurred to prevent 7 points? Barrett’s behaviour in the game was reprehensible and not worthy of a sportsman’s bootlace. Why does he do this, as he is not attempting an intercept. Why does this occur repeatedly in NZ rugby. There are numerous examples of this and the Crusaders trade this dubious art.

      Stamp it out and send Beauden Barrett to the proverbial Coventry.

      • 10:34pm
        ClarkeG said | 10:34pm | ! Report

        No doubt it does seem like that to you but if you care to watch non NZ teams then you will find it ‘s done by teams from all other parts of the rugby world.

        • 11:07pm
          Lara said | 11:07pm | ! Report

          With Barrett off the field for the penalty, surely with 15 vs 14 that is a major advantage… go and score some points , if you good enough . Certainly do not condone foul play , so Barrett deserved to be sent off, I am sure his teammates were not impressed.

          • 11:45pm
            ClarkeG said | 11:45pm | ! Report

            Yes the 2nd YC was certainly deserved. He clearly intentionally knocked the ball forward.

    • 8:57pm
      RubberLegs said | 8:57pm | ! Report

      Hegarty is a better fullback than Folau:- good catch, great positional play, try scoring, great hands, accurate passing, line – breaking and cover tackling when the rest of the team were clueless in defence.

      Why did he have to catch all the kick-offs and then run the ball up as well – The Tahs have no structure or patience.

      I have seen the ceremonial passing of ” The Cheat” title from Richie to Beauden.

      • 8:20am
        taylorman said | 8:20am | ! Report

        Yes the increasing need to find a scapegoat for poor performance so easily is getting a little tiresome.

      • 4:30pm
        Dave said | 4:30pm | ! Report

        And the passing of whiney loser goes to you buttercup

    • 8:45pm
      Mark said | 8:45pm | ! Report

      Crikey – if the Tahs started playing when the whistle is blown instead of waiting 20 minutes

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