Hurricanes beat Chiefs in New Plymouth

Out of the last six Super Rugby matches between the Hamilton based Chiefs and the Wellington based Hurricanes the Wellington side have won four and the Hamilton side two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Chiefs kick off and we are underway. 

The Hurricanes knock on after the kick off so the Chiefs will have a scrum. 

2.00: The Chiefs win the scrum but the ball is kicked ahead and then dotted down behind the tryline. 22 drop out. 

3.00: The Chiefs win a scrum in the Hurricanes half. They kick the ball ahead but it goes into touch. 

5.00: The Chiefs win a line out. Ngatai kicks for touch but doesn’t find it. The Hurricanes counter but then run into their own player. 

8.00: Sonny Bill Williams has a run and needs three tackles to bring him down. The Chiefs recycle and continue the attack. 

9.00: The Chiefs kick ahead and chase but the Hurricanes kick it back so the Chiefs have to start all over again. 

10.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. They kick for touch. 

13.00: The Hurricanes win the line out but get a free kick for closing the gap. 

15.00: The Hurricanes are full of running. They go through several phases on attack but then Bryce Heem gets the ball on the wing from an intercept and races down the wing and scores for the Chiefs. TRY !

Note: The Chiefs need to win by 37 points with a bonus point to earn home advantage next week. 

17.00: Marty Mckenzie adds the conversion. 

18.00: Cory Jane has been replaced by Sam McNichol. The Chiefs have subbed  Mitchell Crosswell for Maama Vaipulu. 

21.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes for offside. They kick for touch. Hurricanes line out is struggling again. 

24.00: The Chiefs go through the phases on attack just inside the Hurricanes half. They knock on so the Chiefs have a scrum. 

25.00: Penalty from the scrum to the Chiefs. They will kick for posts. 

26.00: McKenzie slots the penalty and extends the lead. 

28.00: Croswell comes back on for the Chiefs. The Chiefs attack the Hurricanes in their 22. 

29.00: Penalty to the Chiefs in front of the posts. They will kick for posts. 

31.00: McKenzie slots the penalty. The Chiefs kick for territory but it goes out on the full. 

32.00: The Hurricanes get the ball down in the Chiefs 22 and have a scrum which they win. 

34.00: The Hurricanes work the ball up to the posts. The ball slows at the posts and they go wide to the backs and Julian Savea goes over in the corner. Replays show he knocked on. Great offload from Nehe Milner-Skudder from the ground around a player in the tackle. The TMO looks at the ground BUT a penalty try is awarded and a yellow card to Tom Marshall for a shoulder charge. His brother James Marshall adds the conversion.

36.00: James Marshall breaks through the Chiefs backline after a line out and he offloads to Conrad Smith in front of the posts and he scores. TRY! 

37.00: Marshall slots the conversion and the Hurricanes lead. 

39.00: Sonny Bill Williams slams Conrad Smith in the tackle. The Chiefs win a penalty and kick for touch and line out. 

40.00: The Chiefs win the line out. The Chiefs send the ball outwide but they get closed down and the whistle goes for half time. 

The half time score was Chiefs 13 Hurricanes 14

The Hurricanes kick off and we are underway with the second half. 

41.00: The Hurricanes immediately go on the attack. They show good hands on attack in the Chiefs 22 and Conrad Smith goes over to score but knocks on. 

42.00: Brad Weber has been replaced Augustine Pulu (Chiefs). The Chiefs win a scrum and McKenzie kicks for touch. 

46.00: The Hurricanes are finding holes in the Chiefs defence. Sam McNicol has a run but gets isolated. 

48.00: Nehe Milner-Skudder comes off for the Hurricanes. Willis Halaholo comes on. 

49.00: Hurricanes scrum collapses so the Chiefs take a quick tap. The Chiefs make about 10m and concede a penalty. The Hurricanes clear into touch. 

50.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and Ray Lee-Lo breaks through the defence until he is caught on the Chiefs 22. The Chiefs turn it over but then concede a penalty. 

51.00: The Hurricanes kick for touch and the line out. Jeff Allen comes on for Ben Franks. The Chiefs win a penalty from the line out. They kick for touch. 

52.00: The Chiefs win their line out. They run the ball but then James Marshall gets an intercept from a McKenzie pass and races for the line and he scores. TRY! 

54.00: Marshall converts his try. 

57.00: New Hurricanes player Sam McNicol breaks through the Chiefs defence again. he is tackled and gets back up and races for the line and scores. However he did get back up without releasing so no try. 

58.00: Brayden Mitchell comes on for Dane Coles. Andrew Horrell comes on for Charlie Ngatai. 

60.00: The Chiefs win a line out and try to maul over the line but the Hurricanes push them into touch. 

61.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and kick upfield but James Lowe knocks on as he catches the ball – as a side note he kicked the ball away in frustration and slotted a drop kick. It won’t count though. 

65.00: The game is a bit all over the place. Handling is wild and there is a player down. 

67.00: After a period of wild play the Chiefs get an overlap and Damian McKenzie knocks on with an open try line ahead. Ardie Savea has moved to the wing. 

71.00: The TMO is called in for a tackle by Brodie Retallick on Brad Shields. The result is a penalty so the Canes. Perenara kicks for touch. 

74.00: The Hurricanes win a kickable penalty but they choose the scrum. 

76.00: The Chiefs turn the ball over from the line out and break out and get into the Hurricanes half. They win a penalty so take the tap. 

78.00: The ball is chipped upfield and Julian Savea has to chase. The Chiefs get the ball and try to run it out of their half. 

79.00: Rey Lee-Lo lines up Sonny Bill Williams and knocks him well back in the tackle. 

80.00: The siren sounds. The whistle goes. The Hurricanes have won their 14th victory. 

The full time score is Chiefs 13 (13) Hurricanes 21(14)


Tries – B.Heem
Pen – M.McKenzie 2
Con – M.McKenzie
Drop –
Cards -T.Marshall (34th min yellow)

Tries – Penalty try, C.Smith, J.Marshall
Pen –
Con – J.Marshall 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1:Shane McDermott
Assistant Ref 2:Paul Williams
TMO : Chris Wratt



1. Pauliasi Manu , 2. Quentin MacDonald , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Matt Symons , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam (c) , 7. Michael Leitch , 8. Maama Vaipulu , 9. Brad Weber , 10. Marty McKenzie , 11. James Lowe/Hosea Gear , 12. Sonny Bill Williams, 13. Charlie Ngatai , 14. Bryce Heem , 15. Tom Marshall

Replacments : 16. Rhys Marshall , 17. Siate Tokolahi , 18. Jamie Mackintosh , 19. Michael Fitzgerald , 20. Mitchell Crosswell , 21. Augustine Pulu , 22. Andrew Horrell , 23. Damian McKenzie


14. Reggie Goodes , 2. Dane Coles , 3. Ben Franks , 4. Jeremy Thrush , 5. Mark Abbott , 6. Brad Shields , 7. Callum Gibbins , 8. Victor Vito , 9.TJ Perenara , 10. James Marshall , 11. Julian Savea , 12. Rey Lee-Lo , 13. Conrad Smith , 14.Cory Jane , 15. Nehe Milner-Skudder

Replacements : 16. Brayden Mitchell , 17. Chris Eves,18. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19. James Broadhurst, 20. Ardie Savea, 21. Frae Wilson 22.Willis Halaholo,23. Sam McNicol

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