Blues beat Hurricanes in Auckland

This match is another classic New Zealand rugby derby and is exactly what the new conference system in the new Super Rugby format is all about.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. After a minute’s silence we are underway.  


2.00: The Blues start with some good handling skills as they run the ball at the Hurricanes.


3.00: Ma’a Nonu gives away a penalty for offside. Luke McAlister will kick for goal.


4.00: McAlister takes the kick and nails it.


5.00: The Hurricanes start their attack and they force the Blues into making an error and give away a penalty.


6.00: Daniel Kirkpatrick takes the kick at nails it. The scores are level.


9.00: The Blues are on attack and Victor Vito snatches for the ball and an intercept but he knocks on.


10.00: The Blues attack and Toeava makes ground and opens the way for Rene Ranger who gets the ball and crashes over to score while taking two Hurricanes players out as he scores. Great try.


11.00: Luke McAlister nails the conversion from the corner flag.


13.00: We are in for some action here folks. It’s all attack from both sides. The Hurricanes spread the ball wide and get into the Red zone but Jared Payne just manages to get to the ball and run it out.


15.00: Jared Payne is having a blinder so far. The Blues have played him at centre this week and it’s paying off. He sells the Hurricanes backs a dummy which they buy but he is “just” brought to ground.


16.00: The Hurricanes attack and get the ball straight back into the Blues 25. They win a penalty for holding on.


17.00:Daniel Kirkpatrick takes the kick and its a beauty – straight between the posts.


20.00:The Hurricanes cough up possession (Nonu) and Rene Ranger makes the break and with perfect timing he passes to Stephen Brett who scores!


21.00: Luke McAlister nails the conversion.


24.00: Hurricanes captain Andrew Hore goes down holding his chest. He gets some attention which holds the game up.


26.00: The Hurricanes rumble the ball up to the tryline and get stuck under the posts. They move to the ball to the backs and pop the ball to prop Neemia Tialata who bashes over for the first Canes try.


28.00: Kirkpatrick misses the conversion.


30.00: Penalty to the Blues. McAlister takes the kick – he whacks it and it goes high but too far wide.


33.00: Hurricanes work the ball forward. As they get into the Blues 25 Vinny Munro blows for a penalty to the Canes. Kirkpatrick will kick for posts.


34.00:Kirkpatrick takes the kick and he slots it. Hurricanes are coming back.


36.00: The Blues hit straight back and Ranger gets himself caught between a tackler and Mathewson – penalty to the Hurricanes.


37.00: The Hurricanes mess up the line out and Brett gets the ball and attacks. McAlister drops the ball in the attack (Jane ripped it out). The Canes give away a penalty in defending so McAlister will kick for posts.


38.00: McAlister takes the kick. He slots it.


39.00: Hurricanes attack again and they get into the Blues half. Ranger gives away a penalty. Kirkpatrick will kick from well out.


40.00: He kicks as the siren sounds. It hits the post and Conrad Smith regathers and attacks….the Blues dash to defend and the Ca

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