Chiefs beat Hurricanes in Wellington

The last time the Hurricanes and Chiefs met was last year in July in Wellington and the Hurricanes edged the Chiefs 28-25.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
 
Aaron Cruden kicks off and we are underway. The weather is wet so expect plenty of dropped balls.
 
1.00: The Hurricanes win a line out and try to run the ball but the referee gets in the way and they are brought back for a scrum.
 
2.00: Asaeli Tikoirotuma is blown up for a tackle without arms so the Hurricanes have a penalty. TJ Perenara just smashed Robbie Robinson in tackle.
 
3.00: Beauden Barrett takes the penalty kick and nails it. The Hurricanes lead.
 
5.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. Cruden takes the penalty kick and nails it to level the scores.
 
7.00: Robbie Robinson makes a break and makes plenty of ground for the Chiefs but he is caught and Tikoirotuma chips ahead and the Canes get the ball and make it safe.
 
11.00: Penalty to the Chiefs from an infringement at the breakdown. Cruden takes the kick and slots it. The Chiefs lead.
 
15.00: Beauden Barrett gets his boot to a loose ball in the middle of the field, he chases and the Hurricanes support comes. The Hurricanes get the ball to the 22m line and it stops. The Chiefs then concede a penalty. Barrett will kick for posts.
 
16.00: Barrett takes the kick – it’s low but good. The scores are level.
 
19.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. Cruden will kick. He nails it and the Chiefs lead again.
 
22.00: The Chiefs win a line out but Masaga knocks on so we have a scrum on the halfway line.
 
25.00: The Hurricanes work the ball into the Chiefs 22. They go through the phases but the Chiefs push them back. Perenara uses the chip kick but the Chiefs catch it and take the mark. They kick down field.
 
26.00: The Chiefs continue to make ground but the Hurricanes turn the ball over and Barrett kicks ahead but its charged down by Matt Vant Leven who comes very close to scoring in the corner but puts a foot in touch.
 
29.00: Brodie Retallick concedes a penalty for cleaning out so the Hurricanes have a penalty. Barrett kicks for touch.
 
30.00: The Hurricanes are 10m out from the Chiefs tryline. The Hurricanes chip ahead to the corner and it goes out. However Messam shoves TJ Perenara so the Hurricanes get a penalty after a TMO review.
 
31.00: Barrett takes the penalty kick and slots it to level the scores again.
 
35.00: The Chiefs look likely to score after getting a break through and Kerr Barlow is just held. However the Chiefs are awarded a penalty so Cruden takes a shot at the posts. He nails it.
 
37.00: The Hurricanes kick upfield, Kerr Barlow goes to catch the ball and as he does Julian Savea flattens him and he knocks on.  
 
39.00: The Hurricanes have the ball in the Chiefs half.
 
40.00: The siren sounds and the Chiefs are awarded a penalty just inside their half. This will have to be a massive kick – almost 59m.
 
41.0: Cruden takes the kick but misses. His first miss of the season !
 
The half time score was Hurricanes 9 Chiefs 12
 
The Hurricanes kick off and we are underway for the second half.
 
41.00: Both teams make a scrappy start to the match as both halfbacks make handling errors. The weather is s

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