Live Updates: Super Rugby, Hurricanes vs Stormers

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Hurricanes 34 - 28 Stormers

Full-time. What a game, what a win for the Hurricanes. 

80 min: Final minute now. 

78 min: Hurricanes win the penalty on the line out, big let off here. 

77 min: Great scrum from the Stormers and they win a penalty from it, kick for touch. 

75 min: Really good defence from the Canes keeps the Stormers out for now.

73 min: Stormers win a penalty and they will kick for touch. 

70 min: TRY - Hurricanes, Jordie runs a gorgeous line of his brother to make the break and it's Beauden who finishes it off to give them the lead, Kick is good. Hurricanes 34-28 Stormers. 

68 min: Stornmers continue to domiante the game with their forwards. 

64 min: Shocking kick from the Stormers and the Canes have a chance to score. 

62 min: TRY - Hurricanes, incredible work from Jordie Barrett who catches a low pass and throws a rocket to Hoosen who scores his second. Kick is wide. Hurricanes 27-28 Stormers

59 min: TRY - Stormers, it's Jaco Coetzee who gets the try for the visitors. Kick is good. Hurricanes 22-28 Stormers.

57 min: Stormers win a penalty about 10m out from the Canes line. Kick for touch. 

52 min: TRY - Hurricanes. The Canes earn another penalty and kick to touch, the spin the ball wide and Hoosen finishes it off. Kick is good. Hurricanes 22-21 Stormers.

50 min: Hurricanes earn a penalty and take the tap.

48 min: Jordie Barrett misses a long penalty shot, it's wide. 

45 min: Stormers have started the second 40 very well and look to push for more points. 

41 min: Back underway in the capital.

Turns out it's not half-time. Vaia Fifita is pinged for a dangerous tackle in back play and is binned, the Stormers then go on to score a try. Hurricanes 15 - 21 Stormers.

Half-time, in a hectic first half. 

39 min: Penalty for the Stormers deep in their half. 

37 min: Stormers win a penalty in a good position and kick for the points. It's good. Hurricanes 15 - 16 Stormers. 

34 min: Really good work from Ben Lam who nearly goes the whole way himself, but he's tackeld out by Sergeal Petersen

30 min: TRY - Stormers, a dominant line out drive from the visitors and it's Siya Kolisi who scores. Kick is good. Hurricanes 15 -13 Stormers.

22 min: TRY - Hurricanes, off the back of the scrum and Jordie Barrett collects a grubber from Judd and scores. Kick is wide. Hurricanes 15-6 Stormers. 

22 min: Yellow card! Jean-Luc du Plessis is sent off for slowing down the ball, the Hurricanes turn down the three and will take the scrum. 

19 min: Off side called against the Stormers and the Canes will kick the three. It's good. 

16 min: So close for the Hurricanes - Beauden Barrett puts the kick through and all Ben Lam needs to do is put the ball down, but he knocks it on. 

12 min: TRY - Hurricanes, a superb reply from the Hurricane and it's big Ben May who goes over for the first try. Kick is good. Hurricanes 7 - 6 Stormers.

11 min: The Hurricanes are enjoying a spell with ball in hand now. 

7 min: Another penalty for the Stormers, Hurricanes are under the pump early on, they take the three pointer. Hurricanes 0 - 6 Stormers. 

5 min: Great work from the Stormers but Ben Lam chases down Nel to earn a lineout. 

3 min: Stormers are hammering away at the Canes early on with a penalty advantage, penalty earned for the visitors and they take the points. Hurricanes 0 - 3 Stormers

1 min: We are underway here at Westpac Stadium. 


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Pre-game chat: Hurricanes rest All Blacks trio for clash with Stormers

Jordie Barrett's role as a utility will take another turn for the Hurricanes when he slots into the midfield for Saturday's game against the Stormers.

Already used both on the wing and at fullback so far this season, the 22-year-old will make his next appearance in the number 12 jersey, as the red-hot Ngani Laumape rests according to All Blacks-enforced protocol, having played five consecutive games.

They'll be also without the services of two other All Blacks for that same reason, with Dane Coles and TJ Perenara replaced by Ricky Riccitelli and Richard Judd respectively.

Beauden Barrett will take up the captaincy in Coles' absence.

Ben Lam will step into the right-wing position, where Jordie Barrett started in last week's win over the Chiefs.

Head coach John Plumtree said he had no plans to play Barrett in the midfield but injuries to the likes of potential candidates Vince Aso had forced his hand.

"Jordie's been fantastic for us," said head coach John Plumtree. "He's looking forward to it.

"At 12 he's going to get more possession and more opportunity to show his skillset. He's certainly physical enough to play in that position."

In the forward pack, Ardie Savea will shift across to the number seven jersey to spell promising openside flanker DuPlessis Kirifi, who's been a revelation so far this season.

"His body is getting bashed around every week and we have a couple of big games coming up after this as well, so I just wanted to freshen him up."

Reed Prinsep slides into number eight, with Sam Henwood set to make an impact off the bench.

The Hurricanes will be looking to get back in the win column before they face the rampaging Crusaders, then begin the arduous trek to South Africa the following week.

The Stormers are fresh off a comprehensive win over the Jaguares and Plumtree believes they will be playing with plenty of confidence, identifying their powerful pack as a considerable threat.

"They’ve got some fast backs and they’ve got some experience as well amongst all of that with good leaders.

"This is a very strong Stormers side. It's going to be a tough challenge."

TAB Odds: Hurricanes $1.17   Stormers $4.90 

Hurricanes: 1-Fraser Armstrong, 2-Ricky Riccitelli, 3-Ben May, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Liam Mitchell, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-Richard Judd, 10-Beauden Barrett (c), 11-Ben Lam, 12-Jordie Barrett, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Chase Tiatia

Reserves: 16-James o'Reilly, 17-Xavier Numia, 18-Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 19-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20-Sam Henwood, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-Fletcher Smith, 23-Danny Toala

Stormers: 1-Steven Kitshoff, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 3-Frans Malherbe, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 5-Chrisvan Zyl, 6-Siya Kolisi (captain), 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8-Juarno Augustus, 9-Herschel Jantjies, 10-Jean-Luc du Plessis, 11-SP Marais, 12-Damian de Allende, 13-Ruhan Nel, 14-Sergeal Petersen, 15-Dillyn Leyds

Reserves: 16-Scarra Ntubeni, 17-Corne Fourie, 18-Wilco Louw, 19-JD Schickerling, 20-Jaco Coetzee,21-Justin Phillips, 22-Dan du Plessis, 23-Damian Willemse.