Super Rugby

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 15 March 2014 - 16h35
Kick-off : Sat, 15 March 2014 - 05h35
Venue : Wellington
Referee : Angus Gardner (Australia)
Match status : Result
  Hurricanes Cheetahs
Tries Dane Coles (6min), Beauden Barrett (19min), Chris Smylie (29min), James Marshall (38min), Beauden Barrett (45min), Jeremy Thrush (49min), and Matt Proctor (61min) Francois Uys (52min)
Penalties Beauden Barrett (24min)
Conversions Beauden Barrett (7min), Beauden Barrett (20min), Beauden Barrett (39min), Beauden Barrett (46min), Beauden Barrett (50min), and Beauden Barrett (79min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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FULL TIME: The Hurricanes have broken their eight match loosing streak with a nine try demolish of the Cheetahs who gave away far to many turn overs and slipped multiple tackles in a poor defensive display


CONVERSION - Barrett slots a simple one


TRY - Incredible burst from his own half for Alapati Leiua who breaks tackles and hands off players to dot down under the posts


Play is starting to get a little bit scrappy as both teams tire after a very intense match


Hurricanes have a lineout and take it quickly, its booted into the Cheetahs 5 metre line for a difficult line out for the Cheetahs to try and clear


Hurricanes are back in Cheetahs territory looking for even more points, they don't look to be slowing down at all


Barrett cant add the extra two points


TRY - Centurion Conrad Smith gets his try after a great bit of thinking from the hooker Motu Matu'u who spins and offloads for his captain to waltz over


Hurricanes still attacking hard are now only five metres out


Cheetahs steal the ball from the lineout but its the Hurricanes that come away with it, Savea gets a great run in from a good bounce but he is grabbed by Goosen


Barrett misses a tough one


TRY - Matt Proctor scores in the corner as the Cheetahs had a man advantage with Francois Venter being down in back play


Hurricanes on attack now in the Cheetahs 22 and they are rumbling forward


Cheetahs counter ruck well to stay on attack in the 'Canes half but its all very loose


56 minutes in and we have the second scrum of the game! Hurricanes attack well from it and punch into the Cheetahs half


Le Roux is back on the field and his touches are immediately felt as the Cheetahs attack looks more venomous again


CONVRESION - Goosen slots another kick over


TRY - Francois Uys breaks from the maul and flops over the line to get back some much needed points


Goosen sets up a lineout in the Hurricanes 22 - they need to start striking back from here, its a good maul that is stopped 4 metres short


CONVERSION - Barrett continues to stretch the lead


TRY - Hurricanes counter brilliantly but Goosen makes a great tackle 2 metres short of the line, its not enough as Trush scores from the second phase


Its straight, but drops short


Goosen winds the clock down by going for a penalty attempt from halfway


CONVERSION - Barrett pops over the easy one


TRY - Barrett gets his second as the Cheetahs are down a man through some good rugby using the overlap


Barrett misses the penalty but the Hurricanes chase it down and its nervous moments for Rhule - Cheetahs drop out of the 22


Hurricanes are offloading well and it leads to Le Roux getting his hand in the way of a final pass to Savea that stops what would have been a guaranteed try. The referee sees it as deliberate and Le Roux is YELLOW CARDed


Both teams are still full of attacking intent early in the second half as possession keeps changing hands


Barrett gets the second half underway!


Cheetahs continue to attack after the hooter but it comes to and end with a penalty that Barrett kicks into touch - that's HALF TIME


TRY - Hurricanes extend the lead, James Marshall is on hand after some slick hands from Conrad Smith right against the touch line. CONVERSION - great strike from Barrett from out wide


Hurricanes have a penalty but its not kicked out, Cheetahs return it and the 'Canes still have a lineout, but not where they wanted it


Five minutes before half time and we have the first scrum of the game - and its reset and eventually a free kick is awarded to the Cheetahs, Pretorius chips it out poorly


Play is very open for both teams now but little knocks and mistakes are starting to creep in


Barrett misses the conversion


TRY - Hurricanes making steady progress to the Cheetahs line until a miracle ball is released as Barrett looked to be taken out he offloads to Alapati Leiua who quickly offloads to Smylie


CONVERSION - Goosen gets another easy one


TRY - Philip van der Walt takes his opportunity as the Hurricanes slip easy tackles to bullock under the posts after a good pass from Le Roux


PENALTY - Barrett extends the lead to four


The lineout is stolen and the 'Canes are getting close, they have a penalty advantage and decide on posts


Cheetahs throwing the ball around loosely leads to Thompson intercepting, he bursts downfield but is realed in, they earn a penalty and Reddish takes it quickly and throws it straight in to touch


CONVERSION - Barrett converts his own try


TRY - Barrett goes it himself, grubbers through the defensive line and picks up right in front of Le Roux then steps well to score under the posts


PENALTY - Strauss decides not to turn down another kickable penalty and Goosen bangs it over


Trush gets up and challenges for the Hurricanes, its won at the lineout but soon lost forward - Cheetahs back on attack


Savea is caught offsides and its kickable but Strauss issues orders to send it to the corner


Le Roux is looking to open things up as he chips well and gets it away to Prinsloo - Cheetahs continue to probe


PENALTY - The Cheetahs earn a penalty inside the 'Canes 22 and Goosen steps up and strikes it well - Cheetahs take the lead


CONVERSION - Goosen makes no mistakes from right in fromt


TRY - Sadie is put into the gap and has piece of mind to make an easy pass to Le Roux who strolls under the posts


CONVERSION Barrett adds the extras


TRY - Rhule chips into the 22, its marked and booted down field, Goosen tries to step away but he is nabed and the 'Canes come flooding in, they swing it wide and Dane Coles is under the posts


Cheetahs are seeing a lot of the ball but its either getting turned over at critical times or being kicked aimlessly


A good driving maul gets the Cheehtas into the Hurricanes 22 but Pretorius is isolated and the ball is turned over and booted out - Cheetahs have another line out


Cheetahs are tackling them hard, the 'Canes are going backwards and have now coughed up the ball, Cheetahs end up with an attacking line out


Rhule shakes off the rust as he lets the ball through his hands into touch, The Hurricanes show intent and take it quick


We are off in Wellington as Goosen kicks deep


Conditions are cloudy but dry in Wellington, even with hurricane Luci around the corner, and should be conducive for some running rugby for two teams who are renowned for it


Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith is another player who this weekend who gets his 100th cap as the exciting TJ Peranara drops to the bench to give Chris Smylie his first start for the 'Canes


The Cheetahs have brought back Raymond Rhule from injury and also have decided to start with Sarel Pretorius at scrumhalf, this could indicate an attacking mindset against a team who are known for their attack over defense - just like the Cheetahs


Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has come under fire for his teams poor performances, with no wins yet and some very erratic performances they will be hoping to take some points from the Cheetahs who are looking far different from last season where they were play off contenders


Welcome to our Saturday coverage of Super Rugby! We begin in Wellington with two teams that have been very erratic in the tournament so far. The Hurricanes have had some poor results but then again so have the Cheetahs but the visitors will be desperate to emulate their last season travel heroics while to home team will be wanting to give their fans something to shout about
15 Matt Proctor
14 Cory Jane
13 Tim Bateman
12 Hadleigh Parkes
11 Julian Savea
10 Beauden Barrett
9 TJ Perenara
8 Brad Shields
7 Ardie Savea
6 Jack Lam
5 Blade Thomson
4 Jeremy Thrush
3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
2 Dane Coles
1 Ben Franks

23 James Marshall
22 Cardiff Vaega
21 Chris Smylie
20 Adam Hill
19 James Broadhurst
18 Reg Goodes
17 Chris Eves
16 Ash Dixon
16 AJ Coertzen
15 Ryno Benjamin
14 Francois Venter
13 Joubert Engelbrecht
12 Raymond Rhule
11 Elgar Watts
10 Sarel Pretorius
9 Boom Prinsloo
8 Jean Cook
6 Tienie Burger
5 Francois Uys
4 Carl Wegner
3 Luan De Bruin
2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld
1 Kevin Stevens

24 JP du Plessis
23 Willie du Plessis
21 Henco Venter
20 Waltie Vermeulen
19 Neil Claassen
18 Rudolph Botha
17 AJ le Roux