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Hurricanes vs Chiefs: Super Rugby quarter-finals live scores, blog

20th July, 2018

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Hurricanes vs Chiefs

Super Rugby, 20 July, 2018

Westpac Stadium
Fulltime - Hurricanes 32, Chiefs 31
Hurricanes   Chiefs
32 FINAL SCORE 31
4 TRIES 4
3 CONVERSION KICKS 4
2 PENALTY GOALS 1
0 DROP GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Glen Jackson
Touch judges: Nick Briant & Paul Williams
TMO: Glenn Newman
Where: Westpac Stadium
When: 5:35pm AEST
TV: Fox Sports 501
Betting: Hurricanes $1.55, Chiefs $2.50
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Referees: Nick Briant, Paul Williams
TMO: Glenn Newman

Hurricanes
15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Jordie Barrett, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Gareth Evans, 6 Brad Shields (c)/Reed Prinsep, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Michael Fatialofa, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith

Replacements: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Reed Prinsep/Sam Henwood, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Wes Goosen/Jonah Lowe

Chiefs
15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Shaun Stevenson, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe

Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Mitch Karpik, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Alex Nankivell
TJ Perenara is back for the Hurricanes when they host the Chiefs. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)
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The Hurricanes and the Chiefs will go head to head on Friday night to kick off a Super Rugby finals series with a match that is hard to pick.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at Westpac Stadium, starting from 5:35pm AEST.

The Hurricanes and the Chiefs have been two of the most impressive seasons of all the sides in the Super Rugby competition, but because of the conference system the Chiefs have been forced to travel.

These two teams each took 11 wins from the season, and were second only to the Crusaders in terms of overall wins for the year.

The Hurricanes thanks to two more bonus points than their opponents have reached fourth place on the overall table – moved below conference winners the Waratahs and the Lions, which gives them home advantage in this match.

They also had a +131 points difference compared to the Chiefs’ +95.

It’s funny to think that if the Super Rugby table were decided without conferences then all four quarter-finals would be hosted in New Zealand this year – instead, we get to seen an all-Kiwi clash here.

As such it should be quite a treat to see two of the very strongest sides in the Super Rugby competition going up against each other.

Whoever makes it through this match is likely set for the toughest test in Super Rugby – a do-or-die clash with the Crusaders in a semi-final next week.

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Of course, it’s possible that the travelling Sharks could upset the ‘Saders tomorrow and provide the winner of this one with an unexpectedly easy path to the final… but no one expects that to happen.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs in the Super Rugby quarter-finals on Friday night at Westpac Stadium, starting from 5:35pm AEST.