Live updates: Super Rugby - Hurricanes vs Reds

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FULLTIME - The Hurricanes hold on! Check out the video highlights above.

79 mins - Turnover at the line-out for the Hurricanes! Brilliant work at the front, now they look to grind this one out.

78 mins - Penalty Reds! Huge ruck turnover won and they'll set a line-out on their own 10m.

77 mins - Hurricanes turnover and they launch from a scrum. Forwards keep it tight just 20m out from the Reds line, the clock ticks on....

73 mins - TRY REDS - Too many penalties and too many numbers, Samu Kerevi gets on the outside of Proctor to dot down. Lance converts and it's game on here. (Canes 38-34)

68 mins - TRY HURRICANES - Sam Lousi runs a slick angle and hits a deft short ball from big Chris Eves, straight through and over in the tackle. (Canes 38-27)

66 mins - Canes penalty. reds concede their 5th straight and the line-out is fed 5m out....7 phases deep and this Reds defence continues to hold.

65 mins - Reds lose the ball forward and the Canes will feed a scrum just 15m from the Reds line.

63 mins - Free kick the Canes way and Perenara goes quickly. Savea carries about 3 tacklers with him for 20m, remarkable run. Ball fumbled at the ruck and the Reds clear, off the side of the boot. It will be a 5m line-out for the Canes.

62 mins - Eight phases of attack and the Reds hold on until old George Smith wins his 15,000th career turnover. They kick quickly to the wing, Kerevi gathers but Umaga-Jensen almost snares the intercept. Reds scrum on their own 10m.

60 mins - Doble crossfield kick from the Barrett boys and some razzle-dazzle from Milner-Skudder doesn't quite come off. Back for the penalty and another 5m line-out for the Canes.

58 mins - Hurricanes on the attack now, Umaga-Jensen continues his strong game with a rampaging run inside the Reds 22m. Penalty Canes, they'll set a 5m line-out.

52 mins - TRY REDS - The Tongan Thor to the fore! Barnstorming run down the sideline including an enormous 'don't argue' on Milner-Skudder, then linking with Jordan Petaia inside who coasts over the line. (Canes 31-27)

48 mins - TRY HURRICANES - They shift wide quickly to Lam and the big winger has far too much to room with far too little defence in front of him. Brushes off one and finishes with ease in the corner for his second try. Beauden nails a tough sideline conversion. (Canes 31-20)

46 mins - Beauden finds Proctor on the crash ball, he looks over for all money but the defence does brilliantly to turn him on his back. Another 5m scrum for the Canes.

45 mins - Perenara over the line but he's well held up..back to the penalty we go. We'll have another 5m scrum.

44 mins - Riccitelli through the hole from the B. Barrett skip pass.Jordie B puts one on the boot and it's perfectly time...the Canes force the 5m scrum after trapping the covering defender.

43 mins - Eight-to-nine play from the scrum, grubbers out. 

42 mins - Beauden Barrett throws a quarterback pass forward, that was almost comical. Reds scrum near halfway.

41 mins - Lance clears immediately from the restart, Canes line-out just inside their half.

We're back underway...


39 mins - Penalty Canes. Barrett will call for the tee, nice and straight from just 30m out....over it goes and that's halftime.

36 mins - TRY HURRICANES - Simple case of numbers after an extended assault on the line - Milner-Skudder connects with Blade Thomson out wide and the big No. 8 spins inside and waltzes over the line. Barrett hits the conversion. (Canes 21-20)

34 mins - Louis just short of the line. Proctor straightens...

33 mins - Canes turnover, Fifita puts his head down as they creep towards the 22m....

31 mins - Lam returns with interest from the clearing kick, 30m run through tacklers until he fumbles as he goes to ground. Reds scrum on their 10m.

30 mins - Reds feed the scrum on their own 22m...

25 mins - TRY REDS - Beautiful set play from the line-out sees Kerevi back on a awkward angle and through the defensive line, inside ball to Filipo Daugunu who sprints clear to finish under the black dot. Well well well.... (Reds 20-14)

24 mins - Reds earn a penalty and make their way inside the Canes half for a line-out.

22 mins - Penalty against the Reds for an illegal clean-out from the kick-off and the Canes find themselves just 5m out again....through the hands they go, Lam looks to have an easy run -in but he's fumbled the ball forward in attempting to dot down with one hand.

20 mins - TRY REDS - Three phases of pick and go is capped off by the inimitable Tongan Thor, Taniela Tupou rummaging over the chalk for the Reds' first try. Conversion an easy one. (Canes 14-13)

18 mins - Reds make an assault on the line but the defence holds. Penalty blown up just 5m short and they'll opt to set the scrum.

14 mins - TRY HURRICANES - It's that man Ben Lam again - gets the ball 22m out, fends off one while holding the ball extended in one hand, crashes over in the tackle of two and dots down. Barrett nails the sideline conversion. (Canes 14-6)

11 mins - Lousi hits a superb short ball and he's through the gap, nobody in support but the Canes launch from 22m out...

9 mins - Penalty Reds after they recycle a few phases in midfield. Lance will line up another shot from 30m mistake. (Canes 7-6)

7 mins - TRY HURRICANES - Perenara allowed far too much room from the back, puts B. Barrett into a half-gap and he slides over the line for the game's first try, then slots an easy conversion (Canes 7-3)

6 mins - Debutant Umaga-Jensen burrows over the line but he's held up. Another 5m scrum coming.

4 mins - Mistake from the kick-off by the Reds, they're pinned inside their own in-goal and the pressure swarms in to win the Canes a 5m scrum.

2 mins - Jono Lance does well, Reds with the early lead (Reds 3-0)

1 min - B. Barrett bombs early, swirls in the wind and is safely into Reds' hands. Penalty blown for offside. They'll take a shot from around 35m out, just a slight angle.

We're underway...

7:30pm - Gametime! Can the Canes make it 10 straight? The rain Wellington saw all week has cleared, but there's a fair breeze blowing....obviously.

Kia ora and welcome to Westpac Stadium as the Hurricanes host the Reds in round 14 of Super Rugby.  

We bring you live streaming written commentary and all the action. Video will be available as soon as the final whistle goes.

Commentary will start at 7:20pm (NZT)



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

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


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 (c), 7 George Smith, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga- Amosa, 1 JP Smith.

Replacements: 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.

Match officials
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Referees: James Doleman, Richard Kelly
TMO: Glenn Newman

Previous meetings
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 Hurricanes v Reds 34-15 Brisbane
Sat, 14 May 2016 Hurricanes v Reds 29-14 Wellington
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 Hurricanes v Reds 35-19 Brisbane
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 Hurricanes v Reds 35-21 Wellington
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 Hurricanes v Reds 12-18 Brisbane


Hurricanes $1.01 Reds $15.00