Super Rugby 2019: Hurricanes beat Sunwolves in thriller

The Hurricanes have come from 19 points down to beat the Sunwolves in a thriller in Tokyo.

The Sunwolves came out of the gates with a spring in their step and a huge intent to drive forward early on.

Rahboni Warren set up the first try after skipping past the Hurricanes defensive line to set up winger Semisi Masirewa to score the first try of the night.

Hurricanes Captain TJ Perenara hit back straight away for the visitors to make the score 10-7.

From there it was the Hayden Parker and Masirewa show - as the duo made line breaks and big plays for the rest of the half.

The scored two penalty goals before Parker's cross-field kick found Masirewa who cruised in for his second try.

The Sunwolves went into the break leading 23-10 in a dominant display on offence and defence throughout the first 40 minutes.

The Hurricanes started the second half perfectly with a try through winger Ben Lam.

The Sunwolves continued to show great heart in defence, stopping the relentless Hurricanes midfield throughout the match.

Chase Tiatia was the one to benefit the most off an Isaia Walker-Laewere charge down - taking the score to 23-22 to the Sunwolves, setting up a nail-biting final 20 minutes.

Both teams had their chances, and it was the winger Wes Goosen who got the rewards - chasing his own grubber to score the winning try and complete the comeback, scoring 19 unanswered points. 


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