Watch: Hurricanes roar from behind with 42 unanswered points to destroy Brumbies

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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.

FULLTIME: Hurricanes 56 Brumbies 21

What a win! The Hurricanes score 42 unanswered points in the second half to waltz home 56-21 at McLean Park.

77 mins: Hurricanes 56 Brumbies 21

TRY! Raise the bat! 50 up for the Hurricanes, Laumape adds another, referee just wants to check he was on side as Beauden Barrett's kick found it's target perfectly. Otere Black makes his first kick of the night a good one for his side's eighth converted try of the night.

73 mins: Hurricanes 49 Brumbies 21

TRY! Another one for Gibbins now! A classic line-out drive sees the subsitute crash over from short range to score. Jordie Barrett with the kick, no mistake. 

67 mins: Hurricanes 42 Brumbies 21

TRY! Two last week, and another tonight for Mark Abbott! TJ Perenara finds his lock with a bullet pass, as Abbott holds off the defenders to score. Jordie Barrett's kick bounces off the post to go over. 

60 mins: Hurricanes 35 Brumbies 21

TRY! Callum Gibbins scores after coming on as a sub. He charges down a Brumbies kick and is clean through for the Hurricanes' fifth try of the night. Jordie Barrett doesn't miss his kick.

53 mins: Hurricanes 28 Brumbies 21

TRY! Another for the Hurricanes and it's three for Aso! A ball from the back of a scrum finds Barrett again, who fires the perfect pass into Aso as the inside runner, who for the third time tonight goes over. Jordie Barrett adds the extras. The Brumbies are back to 15 now as Hawera returns.

48 mins: Hurricanes 21 Brumbies 21

TRY! Another try for Aso! Yet another kick from Barrett finds Abbott out on the wing, he pops a pass back inside to Aso who is clean through to grab his second of the night. Jordie Barrett makes the kick to level the scores at 21-apiece. TJ Perenara comes off the bench to add to the Brumbies' woes.

42 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 21

Yellow card! The Hurricanes launch a counter attack through - who else? - Beauden Barrett, Hawera finds himself as the last man, deliberately slowing play down to stop the Hurricanes scoring. The referee has no trouble showing him yellow. The Brumbies down to 14 as the Hurricanes will look to roar back into this game.

41 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 21

Second half underway! Hawera gets the ball rolling again, kicking off to the Hurricanes.

HALFTIME: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 21

What a first half! Three tries in seven minutes have seen the Brumbies flip this match on its head. The Hurricanes will need to regroup in the break, having started the match so well. We'll be back in around 10 minutes with the second half of this thrilling encounter.

37 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 21

The Hurricanes with an attacking loneout on the Brumbies five metre line. The Brumbies force another Hurricanes error with some brilliant goal-line defence. The home side need to keep things together before the break.

30 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 21

TRY! What is going on here! The Brumbies score three in four minutes. Some unreal offloads see the visitors go the length of the field, with Powell scoring one of the tries of the season. Hawera's kick is good. From 14-0 down, the Brumbies are now ahead 21-14! 

29 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 14

TRY! The Brumbies have pegged a second try back! Great pressure on the Hurricanes' try line sees Sam Carter crash over for his side. Hawera with a kick to level the scores. It's good and we're all square once again.

26 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 7

The Brumbies are nearly in again! Henry Speight gets the ball from the kick off, putting a chip through that catches the Hurricanes' defence off guard. Beauden Barrett is at the back to tidy up, as the Brumbies have a line-out in a great position.

25 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 7

TRY! The Brumbies score. Kuridrani is put through by Mayhew, with a clever inside pass from the back of a line-out. The Wallabies' centre can't be stopped on his way to the try line for a five-pointer. Hawera with the kick, and he gets it! Hurricanes still ahead by seven.

19 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 0

The Brumbies go close! Kuridrani puts a kick over the top, Powell is one-on-one in a foot race with Ardie Savea, the bounce of the ball just evades the Brumbies halfback as it bounces over the dead ball line. 

14 mins: Hurricanes 14 Brumbies 0

TRY! Cory Jane scores! Beauden Barrett provides another assist, this time with a beautiful chip over the top. Jane beats Toua in the air and scores a simple try. Jordie Barrett lines up his second kick of the night, and he's nailed this one too! Hurricanes double their lead.

11 mins: Hurricanes 7 Brumbies 0

The Hurricanes' forwards are making a mockery of their opposites - winning the home side a penalty in a good position. Barrett finds touch with a perfect kick for the Hurricanes to have a line-out.

7 mins: Hurricanes 7 Brumbies 0

TRY! That didn't take long! The Hurricanes counter attack after a kick through from Beauden Barrett, it ends up with Aso who bursts through the line to score under the posts! Jordie Barrett nails the kick to put the Hurricanes ahead early on. Vaea Fifita is also back on the field.

2 mins: Hurricanes 0 Brumbies 0

Not a good start for the Hurricanes, with Vaea Fifita leaving the field just under two minutes into the match. He's been a big loss for his side already this season. It appears to be his shoulder that he's having trouble with.

KICK OFF: Hurricanes 0 Brumbies 0

Beauden Barrett gets us underway with a deep kick into the Brumbies' half.

7:29pm

Both sides make their way out together, in honour of the Anzac spirit. A touching tribute from both sides as "the last post" is performed.

7:16pm

Steve Hansen will be in attendance tonight, no doubt casting an eye on several current and future All Blacks on display for the Hurricanes.

7:05pm

It's a full house in Napier, there won't be an empty seat as Super Rugby makes a rare foray to McLean Park.

PRE MATCH

What a game we have in store tonight, with the unstoppable force of the Hurricanes meeting the immovable object of the Brumbies, seeing the competition's most potent attack against its staunchest defence.

The younger Barrett brother has set the early rounds of Super Rugby alight for the Hurricanes.
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The last time these two sides met was the 52-10 hiding dished out by the Brumbies to open the 2016 season, where Australian commentator Phil Kearns labelled the Hurricanes "fat and slow" after the loss.

They went on to claim the Super Rugby trophy just months later.

The home side have sprung a surprise change, with halfback and stand-in captain TJ Perenara rested, allowing youngster Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi to make his first start.

Ardie Savea moves back into his favoured number seven jersey, with Brad Shields set to lead the side as Dane Coles continues to battle a knee injury.

Eyes will also be on young Jordie Barrett, after the young fullback turned down a chance to represent New Zealand's under-20's side in order to stay with the Hurricanes.

1 NEWS sports reporter John McKenzie didn’t have the best start to a one-on-one interview with the Hurricanes’ star first-five.
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TEAMS

Hurricanes: 15. Jordie Barrett, 14. Cory Jane, 13. Vince Ason, 12. Ngani Laumape, 11. Julian Savea, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8. Blade Thompson, 7. Ardie Savea, 6. Brad Shields (C), 5. Vaea Fifita, 4. Mark Abbott, 3. Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2. Ricky Riccitelli, 1. Ben May.

Reserves: 16. Leni Apisai, 17. Chris Eves, 18. Mike Kainga, 19. James Blackwell, 20. Callum Gibbins, 21. TJ Perenara, 22. Otere Black, 23. Ben Lam.

Brumbies: 15. Aidan Toua, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Andrew Smith, 11. James Dargaville, 10. Wharenui Hawera, 9. Joe Powell, 8. Jarrad Butler, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter (c), 4. Rory Arnold, 3. Allan Alaalatoa, 2. Josh Mann-Rea, 1. Scott Sio.

Reserves: 16. Robbie Abel, 17. Nic Mayhew, 18. Ben Alexander, 19. Blake Enever, 20. Lolo Fakaosilea, 21. De Wet Roos, 22. Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23. Nigel Ah Wong.

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