Live Updates: Super Rugby, Chiefs vs Hurricanes

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Chiefs 23 - 23 Hurricanes

Wow! That game had everything, it was edge of your feet stuff and the Chiefs are still winless. Stay tuned for the match report. 


83 min: The Chiefs lose the ball and it's a draw. 

83 min: Canes lose the ball, Chiefs have it. 

80 min: Chiefs lose the ball out and it's a scrum - Canes ball as the hooter goes. 

79 min: Jordie Barrett kicks the ball out on the full, big time chance here. 

77 min: The Hurricanes are offside and the Chiefs win a penalty on their line. 

76 min: Now the Canes knock the ball on! Does anybody want to win this? 

75 min: A bad error from Marty McKenzie who loses the ball over the dead ball line and the Canes have a scrum 5 metres out. 

73 min: Great kick from Tiatia and now the Chiefs are under pressure. 

71 min: Chiefs lose the ball and now the Hurricanes have the ball. 

68 min: Marty McKenzie this time puts through a great kick to put the pressure on the Canes. 

67 min: Chase Tiatia makes a fantastic run and just splits the Chiefs defence but he loses the ball in the tackle - Chiefs scrum. 

65 min: Chiefs win a penalty off the scrum and will kick for goal, it's wide. 

64 min: Really good work from the Chiefs, Ardron gets the turnover and Etene Nanai-Seturo sets up the Chiefs to earn a scrum. 

62 min: Knock on from the Chiefs - Hurricanes scrum by halfway. 

59 min: What a kick from McKenzie - he is having a blinder of a game. 

58 min: Chiefs win a penalty on the halfway line and they will go for goal. It's good!! and it's all square. 

56 min: Good defence from Wainui who tackles Tiatia out for a Chiefs lineout. 

51 min: TRY - Goosen, a great move from the Hurricanes back and it's the winger Wes Goosen who goes over out wide to give the visitors the lead. Kick is good. Chiefs 20-23 Hurricanes.

50 min: Good attack from the Chiefs but the Hurricanes hold out force the error and kick the ball away, Chiefs look a different side. 

46 min: Both sides have had plenty of the ball in the second half but silly mistakes are costing them. 

42 min: The Hurricanes win the first penalty of the second half and they will line up for a shot at goal. It's good. Chiefs 20-16 Hurricanes. 

41 min: The second half is underway now. 


40 min: Chiefs win another penalty on the scrum as the hooter goes. They will take a shot at goal. It's good and the Chiefs head into the sheds with the lead. Chiefs 20-13 Hurricanes.

37 min: The hosts win a penalty out in front of the posts, they take the scrum 

35 min: A perfect kick from Beauden Barrett, deep into the Chiefs region, but the Chiefs win a turnover. 

33 min: Chiefs win a penalty and will kick for goal. It's good. Chiefs 17-13 Hurricanes. 

29 min: Chiefs go so close. But a great desperation tackle from Beauden Barrett causes Tumua Manu to knock the ball on. 

26 min: Hurricanes win a penalty after Weber fails to get rid of the ball after the tackle  - in good field position. They go for goal. Kick is good. Chiefs 14-13 Hurricanes. 

23 min: Knock on from Perenara. Great defence from the Chiefs. 

20 min: TRY - D McKenzie, from the back of the scrum Ardron give it to Weber who finds an offload and it's passed to Damian McKenzie who gasses Jordie Barrett to score. What a try. Kick is good. Chiefs 14-10 Hurricanes. 

19 min: In great field position it's the Hurricanes who knock the ball on. 

15 min: TRY - Proctor, the Hurricanes set up shop in the Chiefs 22 and a short ball off the back of the scrum from Beauden Barrett sees the centre go in, kick is good. Chiefs 7-10 Hurricanes. 

14 min: Another penalty win for the Hurricanes - scrum on the 5m line.  

12 min: The Canes go very close again, a lineout drive but it's knocked on over the line. Chiefs scrum. 

12 min: Hurricanes win a penalty after Ataata Moeakiola knocks Jordie Barrett to the ground after he has made the kick. 

10 min: Chiefs have the ball and are looking to shift it now, but a knock-on ruins any chances. 

8 min: Penalty goes the way of the visitors out in front and they will kick for goal. It's good. 

5 min: Hurricanes go very close to scoring, but a foot in touch on the way to the goaline. Chiefs lineout. 

2 min: TRY - Lienert-Brown, perfect start for the hosts as the All Black gets a charge down on Chase Tiatia's kick he gets it back and scores. Kick is good. Chiefs 7 - 0 Hurricanes 

1 min: Kickoff here in Hamilton - it's game on. 

Both sides running onto the pitch now, Chiefs rocking the throwback jerseys - both teams link arms as one on the halfway line to pay tributes for the Christchurch shootings today, great touch. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes from FMG Stadium in Hamilton. 

The Chiefs still search for their first win in the season - they're 0-4.

The Hurricanes escaped against the Highlanders with a last minute penalty win last week and will look to build on their 

TAB Odds:  Chiefs $3.06    Hurricanes $1.36

Pre-match banter: Hurricanes milestone for in-form Ngani Laumape

In-form Ngani Laumape will start his 50th Hurricanes match against the Chiefs on Friday night.

The Hurricanes star second-five has been in bruising form in 2019, terrorising the Brumbies and the Highlanders in recent weeks.

The back-to-back Hurricanes Player of the Year has made 48 Super Rugby appearances for 2016 champions, as well as one against the British and Irish Lions in 2017.

Laumape leads the competition try-scoring ranks with five five-pointers so far this season.

He will again partner Matt Proctor, who has been just as effective as the All Blacks midfielder. Coach John Plumtree has made just one change to his backline, with Wes Goosen replacing a rested Ben Lam.

But Plumtree has wielded the sledgehammer on his pack, after the Highlanders mauled a shaky set-piece last Friday night.

Props Toby Smith and Ben May replace Chris Eves and Jeff To'omaga-Allen in a bid to strengthen the Hurricanes scrum, so easily handled by the Highlanders.

The other change comes on the side of the scrum, where Reed Prinsep is recalled, with Vaea Fifita moving into lock.

The bench features two potential Hurricanes debutants, with wing Salesi Rayasi and loose forward Heiden Bedwell-Curtis.

"We said at the start of the season that we want to trust our squad and be smart with how we use our players," coach Plumtree said. "Heiden and Salesi have worked really hard and deserve their chance, if the opportunity presents itself. 

"We have real belief in the other players we have brought in and we are also really happy for Ngani to bring up his 50th match in what promises to be a tough New Zealand derby against a dangerous Chiefs team."


Chiefs: 1-Aidan Ross, 2-Nathan Harris, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5-Michael Allardice, 6-Mitchell Brown, 7-Michell Karpick, 8-Tyler Ardron, 9-Brad Weber, 10-Marty McKenzie, 11-Ataata Moeakiola, 12-Anton Lienert-Brown, 13-Tumua Manu, 14-Sean Wainui, 15-Damian McKenzie

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Ryan Coxon, 18-Angus Ta'avao, 19-Taleni Seu, 20-Te Toiroa Tahuiorangi, 22-Alex Nankivell, 23-Etene Nanai-Seturo

Hurricanes: 1-Toby Smith,2-Dane Coles, 3-Ben May, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Vaea Fifita, 6-Reed Prinsep, 7-Du Plessis Kirifi, 8-Ardie Savea, 9-TJ Perenara, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Wes Goosen, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Jordie Barrett, 15-Chase Tiatia

Reserves: 16-Asofa Aumua, 17-Fraser Armstrong, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Liam Mitchell, 20-Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 22-Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23-Salesi Rayesi.

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