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    Hurricanes vs Blues

    Super Rugby, 7 July, 2018

    Westpac Stadium
    Fulltime - Hurricanes 42, Blues 24
    Hurricanes   Blues
    42 FINAL SCORE 24
    6 TRIES 3
    6 CONVERSION KICKS 3
    0 PENALTY GOALS 1
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Ben O'keeffe
    Touch judges: Michael Fraser & Jamie Nutbrown
    TMO: Aaron Paterson

    Match result:

    The Hurricanes have strengthened their position in the New Zealand conference once again with an 18-point win over the Blues.

    Final score
    Hurricanes 42
    Blues 24

    Match preview:

    The Hurricanes will be out to all but lock in a home quarter-final when they take on the Blues in Wellington during Round 18. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEST).

    The Wellington-based outfit won’t catch the Crusaders to win the minor premiership and top the New Zealand conference, but they can hang onto fourth spot for a home final against what will likely be the Hurricanes, Chiefs or maybe even the Jagaures in a fortnight’s time.

    As it stands, the Hurricanes have 45 competition points, which leaves them four points ahead of the Chiefs and five ahead of the Highlanders. Pending bonus points, a win here will secure them the fourth spot on the table and the top wildcard position to the finals.

    Three straight losses leave the Hurricanes in desperate need of a form turnaround though. They would have been hoping four weeks away from the field during the June international window changed their cause, but they came out and lost to the Brumbies last week.

    It followed losses to the Highlanders and Crusaders before the break, with the trio of losses all but costing them any chance of top spot in the New Zealand conference.

    No matter the form of the Hurricanes, they should still be able to turn things around here because the Blues have been abysmal all season long.

    They were much better last week though, albeit against the similarly woeful Reds. A 23-point win at Eden Park gave the Auckland-based club’s faithful something to smile about after losing five of their last six before the international break.

    The Blues are running third-last in the competition with just four wins from their 14 games and while they have no chance of picking up the wooden spoon, the club would like to finish the season with a couple of confidence-building victories heading towards 2019.

    Prediction
    The Hurricanes should win this, with the only real questions being by how many. At home, you’d expect the answer to be something along the lines of many.

    Hurricanes by 25.

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    The Crowd Says (10)

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    • 9:11am
      Mark said | 9:11am | ! Report

      Pathetic

      Zero Brain Power if the Blues

      Moronic Option Taking and Stupid Hero Passes when holding onto was all that was needed

      The Blues Forwards must be pissed off – they provide good ball then the backs throw it away time and again

      Reiko is NOT a centre – he cant pass – he cant tackle (big whoop he scored two tries – how many did he bomb because he took the wrong option time and again)

      Perofeta is hopeless – completely and utterly hopeless – more mistakes in one game than Dan Carter made in a lifetime (big whoop he makes clean breaks when he then throws it to no-one)

      And on top of this – next year when the fail completely again under Umaga – instead of appointing a world class coach the idiot Board and Management of the Blues will again take the easy option and appoint another nobody in Leon MacDonald and we still be in this position in 4 years time

      Its time for Redmond and the rest of the Blues Board to go

    • 7:06pm
      moa said | 7:06pm | ! Report

      Wow!!! What a pass from BB!! Incredible bit of skill to gather and pass like that and make it look effortless.

    • 7:04pm
      moa said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      Blues’ poor discipline worse than Canes’ shonky lineout!

    • 6:23pm
      moa said | 6:23pm | ! Report

      Impressed again by NMS….such a clever and busy player.
      Perofeta continues to be his mercurial self.Brilliant but terribly error-prone! Must frustrate the heck out of the coaching staff.

    • 6:00pm
      Highlander said | 6:00pm | ! Report

      Rieko is being carved up in midfield

      • 9:12am
        Mark said | 9:12am | ! Report

        No hes not

        He’s run fast in a straight line twice to score – the rest of his work in midfield has been abysmal

    • 5:41pm
      Rugby Tragic said | 5:41pm | ! Report

      Scott’s prediction of a Hurricanes win by 25 …. Hmmm that won’t happen!

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