Sport Hurricanes crush Brumbies in Napier

15:36  21 april  2017
15:36  21 april  2017 Source:   msn.com

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The Hurricanes have stepped up their Super Rugby title defence with a crushing 56-21 victory over the Brumbies in Napier .

Current Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes have named Brad Shields as their captain for the first time in this Friday’s match against the Brumbies . Friday’s match will be the tenth time the Hurricanes have played at McLean Park, but the first time against the Australian Conference-leading Brumbies .

Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes, right, caught by Jordan Jackson-Hope. © AAP Image/SNPA, Ross Setford Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes, right, caught by Jordan Jackson-Hope. The defending champion Hurricanes have put the Brumbies to the sword with a convincing 56-21 Super Rugby win in Napier.

After trailing 21-14 at the break, the Hurricanes piled on six unanswered second-half tries on Friday night to shoot to the top of the table in devastating fashion.

Centre Vince Aso bagged a hat-trick, including two in six minutes early in the second half to blow the game open, while Callum Gibbins collected a double at McLean Park.

Boasting the best defence in the competition heading in to the match, the Brumbies simply had no answer after the break as Beauden Barrett delivered an attacking mastersclass.

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Eight converted tries from the Hurricanes ensured a comprehensive 56-21 win over the Brumbies in Napier on Friday. Outside centre Vince Aso finished with a hat-trick to move clear at the top of the standings as the Hurricanes came from behind at half-time to register an emphatic victory.

The Hurricanes turned around a half-time deficit to defeat the Brumbies in Napier . A hat-trick of tries for centre Vince Aso helped defending Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes overcome a mid-game wobble to demolish the Brumbies 56-21 in Napier on Friday.

The reigning world player of the year had a hand or foot in most of the Hurricanes' five-pointers, while his brother Jordie Barrett was flawless with the boot, landing seven from seven conversion attempts.

As they did three weeks ago against the NSW Waratahs, the Hurricanes raced out of the blocks with two tries in the opening 12 minutes to charge ahead 14-0.

But the Brumbies replied to the twin strikes from Aso and Corey Jane with a blitz of their own to raise hopes of a rare Australian triumph over New Zealand opposition.

Starving the Hurricanes of possession for 10 straight minutes, the Brumbies crossed for three quickfire tries - including the most spectacular team effort of the season finished off by halfback Joe Powell - to seemingly turn the game on its head.

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The Hurricanes have secured a comprehensive 56-21 win over the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier . Trailing 21-14 at the break, the Hurricanes scored 42 unanswered points in the second half to secure one of their most dominant wins of the season.

Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes splits the Brumbies defence during the round nine Super Rugby match at McLean Park in Napier on April 21, 2017.

The brief revival began in the 23rd minute when, from a Brumbies lineout win, Powell's inside ball to Nick Mayhew put the prop away before he in turn found Tevita Kuridrani in support to score.

Then skipper Sam Carter forced his way over from close range before Powell completed a scintillating, near-length-of-the-field try from the kick-off that featured a dozen sets of hands.

With five-eighth Wharenui Hawera slotting all three conversions, suddenly the Brumbies led by seven points on the half hour.

They took the advantage to the interval - before the Hurricanes cut loose upon the resumption, collecting more than a point a minute to extend the trans-Tasman domination in 2017 to 13 wins from as many outings for Kiwi outfits against Australian line-ups.

Rugby-Blues grind down Brumbies to continue Australia's pain .
The Auckland Blues kept their slim playoffs hopes alive with a tough 18-12 win over the ACT Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Sunday, continuing New Zealand's domination of Australia's Super Rugby sides this year. Bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues had tries from Matt Duffie, Akira Ioane and Melani Nanai but kept the home side try-less to clinch their fourth win of the season.The Brumbies slumped to their sixth loss and third in succession but remain top of the weak Australian conference, with their lead trimmed after the second-placed New South Wales Waratahs beat the Queensland Reds on Saturday.

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