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Ngani Laumape scores hat-trick as Hurricanes crush Brumbies in Palmerston North

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of tonight's Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and Brumbies tonight in Palmerston North.

FULLTIME - HURRICANES 43 BRUMBIES 13

Hurricanes midfielder Ngani Laumape breaks a tackle to score a try in the Super Rugby match, Hurricanes v Brumbies, Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, Friday, March 01, 2019. Copyright photo: Kerry Marshall / www.photosport.nz
Hurricanes midfielder Ngani Laumape breaks a tackle to score a try against the Brumbies in Palmerston North. Source: Photosport

The Hurricanes were relentless in the second half as Ngani Laumape crossed over to score two more tries to bring up his hat-trick. The Brumbies' discipline proved costly as the home team piled on 24-points in the second half.

81 mins: HURRICANES 43 BRUMBIES 13

TRY! James Blackwell pounces on a fumble by the Brumbies and runs into score his first try for the Hurricanes. A great way to finish the match for the home team.

Jackson Garden-Bachop lands his conversion attempt.

71 mins: HURRICANES 36 BRUMBIES 13

TRY! Tom Wright goes into score with his first touch of the game for the Brumbies. Wharenui Hawera took on the Hurricanes' defensive line before offloading the ball to Tevita Kuridrani before he gave the ball to a charging Wright who dived over to score down the left hand corner.

Wharenui misses his kick at goal from out wide.

62 mins: HURRICANES 36 BRUMBIES 8

YELLOW CARD! David Pocock has been sent to the bin for an early tackle on TJ Perenara after the Hurricanes made a break out run.

60 mins: HURRICANES 36 BRUMBIES 8

Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles makes a break to score a try in the Super Rugby match, Hurricanes v Brumbies, Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, Friday, March 01, 2019. Copyright photo: Kerry Marshall / www.photosport.nz
Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles makes a break to score a try against the Brumbies in Palmerston North. Source: Photosport

TRY! Matt Proctor makes a great intercept around halfway before offloading the ball to Ngani Laumape, the Hurricanes midfielder gets tackled by Thomas Banks but he grounds the ball over the try-line and that is his third try of the match.

Beauden Barrett bangs over the conversion from in front of the goal posts.

52 mins: HURRICANES 29 BRUMBIES 8

TRY! TJ Perenara throws another miracle offload this time to Ngani Laumape who powers his way over the try-line. He bumps off two Brumbies players on his way to score his second try of the match.

Beauden Barrett nails his conversion attempt and the Canes lead 29-8.

44 mins: HURRICANES 22 BRUMBIES 8

PENALTY! Du'Plessis Kirifi and Vaea Fifita combine to earn the Hurricanes a penalty with the Brumbies again penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle.

42 mins: HURRICANES 22 BRUMBIES 8

THREE! Du'Plessis Kirifi earns the Hurricanes a penalty right in front of the sticks. The Brumbies are penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle. Beauden Barrett steps up and nails his penalty kick at goal from easy range.

40 mins: HURRICANES 19 BRUMBIES 8

KICK-OFF! Beauden Barrett gets things started with a deep kick-off towards the Brumbies.

HALFTIME - HURRICANES 19 BRUMBIES 8

The Brumbies try a set move play off the line-out but their right winger Andy Muirhead drops the ball cold on the Canes' 22m line. TJ Perenara gets his hands on the ball and appears the home side are going to try and run it out of their own 22. The Brumbies contest for the ball down the left edge in a ruck but the ref blows his whistle ruling the Brumbies knocked the ball on and says time is up for the first half.

A lot of mistakes from both teams early in the match. The Hurricanes need to be careful giving away more than seven penalties in the first spell. Ardie Savea and David Pocock have been menacing around the breakdown, Dane Coles has been instrumental on attack for the Hurricanes scoring two tries, with Ngani Laumape also dotting down for the home team.

35 mins: HURRICANES 19 BRUMBIES 8

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TRY! TJ Perenara makes a clever dart down the left edge and he throws a perfectly timed offload to Dane Coles who then soars over down the left hand corner to score his second try of the match.

Beauden Barrett just misses his conversion attempt from out wide.

28 mins: HURRICANES 14 BRUMBIES 8

THREE! David Pocock earns the Brumbies a penalty right in front of the goal posts after the Hurricanes were penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle. Christian Leali'ifano steps up and fires his penalty kick through the uprights.

21 mins: HURRICANES 14 BRUMBIES 5

TRY! The Brumbies turned down a kickable penalty kick at goal and go for the line-out. The gamble pays off for the visitors as they rumble over the try-line from a line-out maul and it is hooker Folau Fainga'a crashing over to score.

Christian Leali'ifano misses his conversion attempt from out wide.

14 mins: HURRICANES 14 BRUMBIES 0

TRY! Chase Tiatia sparks a clever play down the right edge, he offloads the ball to Vince Aso. The Canes winger then throws a sneaky offload to Ngani Laumape who runs it to score the Hurricanes' second try of the match.

Beauden Barrett nails his conversion from out wide with ball hitting the left upright before going through the posts.

11 mins: HURRICANES 7 BRUMBIES 0

TRY! The Hurricanes skipper Dane Coles does it himself! The Brumbies fumble the ball and Coles regathers it inisde the Brumbies' 22 and he pins his ears back and goes all the way to score the first five pointer of the match.

Beauden Barrett lands his conversion at goal from easy range.

HURRICANES 0 BRUMBIES 0

KICK-OFF! And we are underway! As Brumbies' Christian Leali'ifano kicks off deep towards the Hurricanes. 

PREVIEW:

The Brumbies are coming off a big win over the Chiefs where they defeated the men from the Waikato 54-17 in Canberra. The Hurricanes however were outmatched and outclassed by the Crusaders 38-22 in Christchurch.

All Blacks stars Beauden Barrett Ardie Savea, Ngani Laumape, Vaea Fifita and TJ Perenara have been named to start for the Canes.

It is Beauden and Fifita's first start for the Hurricanes with Savea returning after a week off due to a knee injury.

The Hurricanes have history on their side having won 22 out of 23 of their last 23 home games.

Chase Tiatia replaces Jordie Barrett at fullback for tonight's Super Rugby fixture.

TEAMS: 

HURRICANES: 15 Chase Tiatia, 14 Vince Aso, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Du'Plessis Kirifi, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Liam Mitchell, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Ben May, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Chris Eves.

RESERVES: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Xavier Numia, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Richard Judd, 22 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23 Wes Goosen.

BRUMBIES: 15 Thomas Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Chance Peni, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 David Pocock, 6 Peter Samu, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga'a, 1 Scott Sio.

RESERVES: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 James Slipper, 18 Les Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Thomas Cusack, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Tom Wright.


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