Live Updates: Waratahs vs Hurricanes

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Waratahs 19 - 20 Hurricanes

The Waratahs lose the throw and the Hurricanes hold on to win!! 

83rd minute: Two penalties in a row from the Canes and the Tahs find themselves with a lineout throw 30m out. 

The kick is pulled to the left! 

78th minute: Huge scrum from the Tahs and they win a penalty. Kick to come. 

75th minute: TRY Kirifi - Off the lineout and it's the replacement forward who goes over for the try. 

74th minute: Hurricanes are making a late push here - piling on the pressure 5m lineout for the visitors. 

70th minute: Ben Lam gets the ball on the left wing and heads for the line. Curtis Rona with a great tackle to put the winger into touch. No try.

69th minute: The Hurricanes have a lineout in a really good position. Can they convert. 

67th minute: Du Plessis Kirifi has a try disallowed - after he scores but the ref calls it back because of a forearm to the throat on Hooper. 

63rd minute: Sloppy again from the Canes - just when they get into the Waratahs' half they knock it on. 

61st minute: Perenara with some incredible work at the breakdown - tackles Falou and then gets back to his feet and wins the penalty. 

59th minute: Another mistake from the Hurricanes - knock on from Perenara. Tahs ball on their own 22. 

James Marshall is leaving the field because of an injury - looks to be a shoulder issue.

55th minute: A great passage for the Tahs, Alex Newsome makes the break. Pressure on the Canes - thier lineout. 

52nd minute: Hurricanes win a penalty and are heading down field, more penalties from the Tahs. "One more at the breakdown and one will go." Canes will take the shot. Kick is good.  

48th minute: Good period for the Waratahs, a forward pass from Falou lets the Hurricanes off, they are in desperate need of some ball. 

43rd minute: TRY Curtis Rona - Falou with a fantastic pickup and sets up Rona to score in the corner - kick is good. 

42nd minute: Fletcher Smither makes a good break but the Waratahs win the penalty at the breakdown.  

41st minute: Second half is back underway here in Sydney. 

Half-time: The teams go into the sheds with two points seperating them. 

39th minute: Jordie Barrett gets pinged for tackling a player in the air, Foley takes the kick and makes it. 

36th minute: TRY Savea scores. Off the back of some great pressre and build some phases before the big flanker goes over. 

34th minute: The Hurricanes are piling on the pressure here, ref calls Hooper over and says "Clean up the discipline."

32nd minute: Hurricanes win another penalty, this time they opt for the lineout. 

27th minute: Both teams are wanting to play attacking rugby but just can't seem to string passes together. 

21st minute: Huge scrum from the Canes. Penalty won against the feed. 

19th minute: Held up. Harry Johnson can't ground the ball. 5m scrum. 

18th minute: Another penalty to the Hurricanes the ref tells Perenara "Next one goes to the bin."

16th minute: Kick is good. Going up in threes at the moment.

14th minute: Turnover from Laumape! Great work. Tahs turn the ball back over. Penalty. 

13th minute: Kick is good from Foley. 

11th minute: Pressure coming from the home side as they get good field position. Kick to come. 

7th minute: Another penalty awarded to the Hurricanes - Kepu coming in from the side. Kick is good. 

6th minute: The Hurricanes cruise to halfway looking to throw the ball around. 

2nd minute: Foley slots a penalty to get the Tahs the early lead. 

1st minute: We are underway here at Brookvale Oval.


Kia ora, and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Hurricanes in Sydney.

The Hurricanes are the only New Zealand team not involved in a derby this weekend and will take on the 2014 Champions at Brookvale Oval.

Curtis Rona and Karmichael Hunt will make thier Waratahs debuts in a strong side named to take on the Canes. 

The visitors boast a talented and experienced backline and will have the experience of Dane Coles to come off the bench. 


Waratahs: 1-Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2-Damien Fitzpatrick,3-Sekope Kepu,4- Jed Holloway,5-Rob Simmons,6-Ned Hanigan,7-Michael Hooper,8-Jack Dempsey,9-Jake Gordon,10-Bernard Foley,11-Curtis Rona,12-Karmichael Hunt,13-Adam Ashley-Cooper,14-Alex Newsome,15-Israel Folau

Reserves: 16-Tolu Latu,17-Rory O'Connor,18-Chris Talakai,19-Lachlan Swinton,20-Will Miller,21-Mitch Short,22-Mack Mason,23-Cam Clark

Hurricanes: 1-Chris Eves,2-Ricky Riccitelli,3-Jeff Toomaga-Allen,4-Liam Mitchell,5-James Blackwell,6-Reed Prinsep,7-Ardie Savea,8-Gareth Evans,9-TJ Perenara,10- Fletcher Smith,11-Ben Lam,12-Ngani Laumape,13-Matt Proctor,14-Vince Aso,15-Jordie Barrett

Reserves16-Dane Coles, 17-Xavier Numia, 18-Ben May, 19-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20-Du Plessis Kirifi, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-James Marshall, 23-Wes Goosen

TAB Odds  Waratahs $2.94   Hurricanes $1.41

Pre-match chat: All Blacks star TJ Perenara to lead Hurricanes against Waratahs

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara will lead the Hurricanes in their opening Super Rugby match against the Waratahs.

The Hurricanes' most-capped halfback with 111 appearances, Perenara will lead the side, with club captain Dane Coles named on the bench.

"Both TJ and Dane are really experienced in leading the side, and we want to share the load within the squad with two exceptional individuals," Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree said.

Plumtree has named a starting XV that contains plenty of Super Rugby experience, mixed with a couple of new faces for the clash in Sydney on Saturday night.

Former Highlanders youngster Fletcher Smith will wear the number 10 jersey, after impressing during the pre-season campaign, while Manawatu lock Liam Mitchell will make his debut in the run-on side.

"Liam has been one player who has really taken his chances since he came into the environment," Plumtree said. 

"The coaching group have seen just how hard he has worked and he has been rewarded with a chance to start in what we think is a pretty exciting squad."

The back-line is an experienced unit, with Ngani Laumape and Matt Proctor combining in the midfield, and a back three consisting of last season's top try-scorer Ben Lam, Vince Aso and Jordie Barrett.

The bench is highlighted by the inclusion of Coles, while prop Xavier Numia and loose forward Du'Plessis Kirifi may make their Hurricanes debuts.

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