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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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    • Roar Guru

      Jokerman said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      Nice commentary everyone. Hurricanes look amazing!! From my psychic vision and the words…sky tomorrow yep!

      Brumbies oh well…you get to see a bit of rural NZ! All sweet?! Yeah I know…I’ve been there.

      • Roar Guru

        Machooka said | 7:29pm | ! Report

        You’d growing some good shyte in da backyard eh Jokerman 🙂

        • Roar Guru

          Jokerman said | 7:41pm | ! Report

          You’re on to it Chook !! 🙂 🙂

        • 8:39pm
          StevieB said | 8:39pm | ! Report

          Only over the summer season, let’s not exaggerate

    • 7:25pm
      Rugby Tragic said | 7:25pm | ! Report

      amazing kicking from the tee too .. Farrell ? Farrell who? …

    • 7:25pm
      Rangi said | 7:25pm | ! Report

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

      • Roar Guru

        Cadfael said | 7:36pm | ! Report

        We do not have any capable coaches. The players have shown when overseas with other clubs they can play well. Our coaches don’t seem to be in the game.

    • Roar Rookie

      Dingo McNumbat said | 7:24pm | ! Report

      I thought we were in for a good tight game in the first half… how can they be just so good?

    • 7:20pm
      Hype said | 7:20pm | ! Report

      So this is the best australian team?

    • 7:20pm
      Rugby Tragic said | 7:20pm | ! Report

      How the hell can you stop Barrett… amazing..

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