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    Hurricanes vs Brumbies

    Super Rugby, 21 April, 2017

    McLean Park
    Fulltime - Hurricanes 56, Brumbies 21
    Hurricanes   Brumbies
    56 FINAL SCORE 21
    8 TRIES 3
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Brendon Pickerill
    Touch judges: Glen Jackson & Angus Mabey
    TMO: Shane McDermot

    This Friday night game sees the Brumbies travelling to Napier to play the Hurricanes. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from New Zealand.

    Both sides bring contrasting form from the previous week into this encounter, the Hurricanes sneaking past the Blues at Eden Park in a thrilling encounter while the Brumbies were shocked away in Melbourne, losing narrowly to a desperate Rebels side.

    An Australian side has yet to register a victory over their New Zealand counterparts in 2017 and the Brumbies are next in line to have a crack at a Kiwi opponent and maintain their lead at the top of the Australian conference while the Hurricanes will not want to drop a home match here while trying to keep pace with the high-flying Crusaders within their own group.

    The odds certainly indicate the Brumbies are up against it tonight but it should be remembered that this side has traditionally had a very good record against the Wellington-based franchise and they will not be intimidated by the challenge of this in-form Hurricanes line up.

    One area the Brumbies will look to target will be the lineout, an area that the Hurricanes have been less than accurate this season and with international experience to call upon, the Brumbies can certainly find an advantage there.

    It will count for nought if the Brumbies cannot make their first-up tackles, the Hurricanes showing that with momentum, they are very difficult to stop and the Brumbies defence will hold the key to their chances in this match.

    Some match ups to keep an eye on this evening include the scrum, where the Hurricanes Jeff Toomaga-Allen squares up to the Brumbies Scott Sio which will be a hard fought clash while Brad Shields and Scott Fardy go head to head at blindside while the battle of the up and coming halfbacks, Joe Powell for the Brumbies and Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi for the Hurricanes will be one to keep an eye on.

    The Canes are playing with too much cohesion and confidence and I expect to see them pull away from the Brumbies in the last quarter of the match.

    Hurricanes by 16.

    Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from New Zealand.

    A Rotundity and happy ex hooker who just loves Rugby really, oh and my kids and Kendra of course who lets me watch as much Rugby as I want, mostly. Follow Digby Ross on Twitter @Diggercane.

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    • 7:54am
      Del said | 7:54am | ! Report

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    • 1:28pm
      Kelefua said | 1:28pm | ! Report

      Brumbies momentum was no doubt squashed with the yellow card. But Canes are on fire & l agree with Digger the Canes would’ve pulled away in the last quarter in any case given their recent history.

      Is Aso knocking on ABs door? Maybe most of the backline for that matter.. geez wish my Blues wore yellow lol;)

    • 12:04am
      Kuruki said | 12:04am | ! Report

      TJ and Barrett to start against the Lions without question.

      • 12:07am
        Jeffrey said | 12:07am | ! Report

        TJ needs to improve his passing though. It’s awful atm.

        • 1:11pm
          Taniwha said | 1:11pm | ! Report

          Jeffrey, couldn’t agree more. Last week against the blues his passing was terrible. Smith will start the first test against the Lions, TJ off the bench.

    • 7:55pm
      Quicksilver said | 7:55pm | ! Report

      42-0 in the second half. Enough said.

    • 7:46pm
      Jono said | 7:46pm | ! Report

      THat was an ugly second half. Brumbies thoroughly out played.

    • Roar Guru

      Diggercane said | 7:41pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me here folks, Connor will be up next with the Tahs hosting the Kings in Sydney –

      I will be back in the morning for the Lions and Jags, cheerio!

    • 7:34pm
      Old Bugger said | 7:34pm | ! Report

      What a difference, what possession really does make, in a game.

      In the first half, the Brums came into their own when they had possession and grabbed a couple of good tries through, the Canes mid-field. I just thought the Canes 12-13 at that stage, weren’t in touch with each other and their defence line, was just all over the place.

      Well, in the second half, the possession stats switched, the Brums had to defend and the Canes, especially Laumape and Aso, gave a power display of agility, speed and strength.

      Now, they just need to sharpen their own defending line or hope that Procter, isn’t too far away when it comes, to their NZ derby rematches.

      Btw – great call Digsy. Congrats and the boys did do well, din’t they…??

      • Roar Guru

        Diggercane said | 7:50pm | ! Report

        Thanks OB.

        Yes, good to bank the points before the bye next week.

        I reckon Plum gave them a fair serve at halftime…….

      • Roar Guru

        Nobrain said | 7:56pm | ! Report

        The difference was TJ coming from the bench.

        • Roar Guru

          Machooka said | 8:15pm | ! Report


        • 8:28pm
          StevieB said | 8:28pm | ! Report

          Was saying to my Vietnamese girlfriend before the game that will be interesting to see when Boyd slaps his knees and says “alright get TJ on”, she just nodded in 10% understanding, 45 minutes was about it, the starter wasn’t bad but the calm TJ gives this hurricane team now!!

          Makes me think more and more that TJ should start then unleash Aaron with 25-30 to go against the Lions

      • 10:05am
        concerned supporter said | 10:05am | ! Report

        Hello OB,

        Possession sure, and momentum.

        Don’t you think that tries Nos 2& 3 by Aso featured offside play and a forward pass?

        Where were your famous Assistant Referees (Linesmen)?

        Later in the game, they interrupted when B Barrett kicked crossfield to Hurricanes No 12.Pretty token gesture as blind freddy could see that he was onside, and the game was already won.

        Why did they not interrupt on Aso’s earlier tries?

        • 10:47am
          Old Bugger said | 10:47am | ! Report

          Hi cs

          Yeah, probably right but, would it have made any difference, to the score, if you can ping those two tries?? Remember, the Brums had scored three tries in between, your supposed offside and forward pass, queries.

          Oh and btw, go back and have a look at the Brumbies length of the field try – I thought the third to last or second to last pass, looked a bit dodgy but hey, I won’t complain because I saw something, that everyone else saw and thought, wouldn’t happen. A length of the field Brumbies try and what a beauty, it was.

          The biggest concern, is how a side which had the best defensive record in the comp before this match, could not only leak 8 tries but, leak 42 unanswered points, in the process – notwithstanding that the points leak, all happened in the 2nd half??

          She’ll be right mate…..unless yours and my queries, could actually pose a threat, on the final score then, who really cares about 3 dodgy tries, from 11 tries scored.

          • 10:57am
            concerned supporter said | 10:57am | ! Report


            I am not a Brumbies supporter, but Aso’s tries Nos 2 &3 turned the game for the Hurricanes.Scores went from 21 – 21, to 35-21.
            Thereafter with huge possession margin (75-80%), I think, Hurricanes with momentum were going to always win.
            Rugby Assistant Referees should be more proactive on matters, especially offside.

            • 1:34pm
              Old Bugger said | 1:34pm | ! Report


              And, I’m not a Canes supporter either but like I said, no complaints aye….?? Perhaps, the Canes were saved, by the HT bell…..who knows??

    • 7:33pm
      Ray said | 7:33pm | ! Report

      If this were a 40 minute game the Brumbies would have scored a remarkable win. The reality is the game of 80 minutes provided a ruthless display by the Canes finishing with a convincing 56 to 21 win. Yet again, the game exampled an ever increasing gap between the quality of Australian Rugby and the NZ’s, without there being a positive end in sight.

      • Roar Guru

        Jokerman said | 7:49pm | ! Report

        Good point Ray. If only they had stoped the game at halftime they would have won. Very difficult to do though. It would have to be a massive earthquake or something. I shouldn’t say that…the last thing I need to do is put more fear into the Australian teams! You will be okay!! Okay? All good now. :))

    • 7:28pm
      Rangi said | 7:28pm | ! Report

      And the good news folks is that Larkham is the next Wallaby coach.

      • 12:23am
        Bfc said | 12:23am | ! Report

        Indeed…how the heck doe Cheika get to ‘anoint’ his successor…does he run the ARU?
        Larkham was a great player…but is a rubbish coach.

    • 7:27pm
      Darknessfan said | 7:27pm | ! Report

      I was really annoyed how the hurricanes leaked three tries in 7 seven minutes. It’s unacceptable for a nz team to do so.

      Yet I was again reminded that Australian teams are unaware rugby matches are more than 60 minutes.

      And the result continued as per the norm.

      Go the canes!!

    • 7:27pm
      taylorman said | 7:27pm | ! Report

      Well I’m glad BBBBBBBBBBBB does it to other teams!

      If he ain’t the best player in the world I’ll eat my hat, after I buy one.

      • 8:36pm
        StevieB said | 8:36pm | ! Report

        Its his speed from 0-40 metres that’s the difference, he reaches top speed early, doesn’t matter though cause once he puts 5 metres on you, you ain’t catching, ankle tap attempt at best ala last week against your team TM kicked ahead regathered but still Blues player got close but never enough to stop the inevitable

        His cross field kicking is next level

    • Roar Guru

      Machooka said | 7:27pm | ! Report

      As a Tahs’ supporter I’m feeling alright… is it too soon? 🙂

      Congrats to da Yellow Peril… and likewise thanks Diggeriwi for da call.

      And like I told ya your 16 pts was way too conservative!

      But everything aside, what a great game of SR… it’s a great product.

      Just needs some good talented people to run the show!!!

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