Hurricanes survive to win against the Reds

WELLINGTON- The Hurricanes stumbled and fumbled their way to victory over the Reds in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington on Friday.

The Hurricanes were expected to win the game by a wide margin but were made to fight for it, after they led 24-20 at halftime and won the game 38-34 win.

Hurricanes were helped by flyhalf Beauden Barrett, wing Ben Lam (2), No 8 Blade Thomson and lock Sam Lousi. Barrett was also on target with all five conversions and a penalty for a personal haul of 18 points.

The Reds were a much improved side after their hammering against Sunwolves, losing 68-28. But they were unlucky to not win, after scoring four tries from prop Taniela Tupou, wings Filipo Daugunu and Jordan Petaia and centre Samu Kerevi.

Flyhalf Jono Lance scored all four conversions and two penalties, on what was an overall good night for the kickers.

Scorers:

Hurricanes 38 (24)

Tries: Beauden Barrett, Ben Lam (2), Blade Thomson, Sam Lousi

Conversions: Beauden Barrett (5)

Penalty: Beauden Barrett

Reds 34 (20)

Tries: Taniela Tupou, Filipo Daugunu, Jordan Petaia, Samu Kerevi

Conversions: Jono Lance (4)

Penalties: Lance (2)

Teams:

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (captain), 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Michael Fatialofa, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith

Substitutes: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Julian Savea

Reds

15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Jordan Petaia, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 JP Smith

Substitutes: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Harry Hockings, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Izaia Perese, 23 Aidan Toua.

Photo Credit- Getty Images

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