Hurricanes come from behind to beat Blues

Lock Vaea Fifita scored two tries for the Hurricanes

The Hurricanes came from behind by 10 points to beat the Blues 37-27 in Wellington and move back into Super Rugby’s top eight.

The Hurricanes move up to 44 points in the New Zealand Super Rugby Conference which is just two points behind the Chiefs who are the overall leaders.

The result does not completely rule the Blues out of contention for the play offs but they need other results to go their way.

Next week the Blues have a home match in Auckland against the Brumbies at Eden Park.

The Hurricanes travel to Sydney to play the Waratahs who have won the last two contests between the teams.

More to follow.

Final Score Hurricanes 37 (17) Blues 27 (24)

Scorers

Hurricanes
Tries – R.Goodes, D.Coles, V.Fifita 2
Pen – B.Barrett 3
Con – B.Barrett 4
Drop –
Cards –

Blues
Tries – K. Pryor, J.Kaino 2
Pen – P.Francis 2
Con – P.Francis 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Ref 2: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
TMO : Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

Teams

Hurricanes

15 James Marshall , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Vince Aso , 11 Julian Savea , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Victor Vito , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 Vaea Fifita , 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen , 2 Dane Coles (c) , 1 Reggie Goodes

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli, Chris Eves, Loni Uhila, Mark Abbott, Tony Lamborn, Jamison Gibson Park, Willis Halaholo, Jason Woodward.

Blues

Sam Prattley, James Parsons (c), Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Josh Bekhuis, Jerome Kaino, Kara Pryor, Steven Luatua; Bryn Hall, Ihaia West, Tevita Li, Piers Francis, Male S’au, Matt Duffie, Melani Nanai.

Replacements: Quentin MacDonald, Namatahi Waa, Sione Mafileo, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti or Hoani Matenga, Blake Gibson, Billy Guyton, Matt McGahan, Matt Vaega or Lolagi Visinia.

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