Super Rugby 2019 live: Sunwolves v Hurricanes from Tokyo

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Sunwolves 23 - 29 Hurricanes

Game over! Hurricanes win.

80 min: Last minute here. 

78 min: The Canes clear and the Sunwolves will have the ball, but the knock it on, Canes scrum. 

75 min: Huge scrum at the most crucial time from the Canes and they clear the ball. 

73 min: The Sunwolves have the ball and are inching closer to the tryline, they win a penalty. 

68 min: TRY - Hurricanes. Off the lineout there was a kick in behind the Sunwolves line and the man who kicked it, Wes Goosen scores. Kick is good. Sunwolves 23 - 29 Hurricanes. 

67 min: The Sunwolves have the ball at the lineout but the throw goes to the Hurricanes player.

62 min: Hurricanes on the burst and Goosen gets the ball but his only option was to kick, it's out on the full. 

60 min: TRY - Hurricanes, totally against the run of play, Chase Tiatia with a chargedown and then gathers the ball and scores. Kick is good. Sunwolves 23 -20 Hurricanes. 

56 min: Sunwolves win a penalty for an offside at the lineout. 

53 min: You can feel the momentum shift, that was until Masirewa wins apenalty with a great hit on Laumape.

49 min: TRY - Hurricanes, really good work from the Hurricanes - A grubber through from Fletcher Smith is picked up by Ben Lam who scores. Kick is wide. Sunwolves 23 - 15 Hurricanes.

46 min: Hurricanes win a penalty and will kick for touch, a knock on from the Hurricanes and the Sunwolves will get a scrum feed. 

44 min: The Hurricanes go close once again, but Perenara can't link up with Tiatia.  

41 min: Back underway. 


40 min: The Hurricanes win a penalty right on the hooter and will kick for goal, it's good. Sunwolves 23 - 10 Hurricanes. 

38 min: The Hurricanes work a penalty against the feed, Perenara does very well. 

36 min: The Hurricanes just can't get past the defence of the Sunwolves. Heroic defence on their own line. 

33 min: The Hurricanes go so close, it would have been Perenara again, but it's a knock on.

31 min: Canes win a penalty on the Sunwolves line, great time to win one. 

28 min: TRY - Sunwolves, Dan Pryor's tackle casues the turnover and a Hayden Parker kick finds Masirewa who scores his second. It's the Parker and Masirewa show. Kick is good. Sunwolves 23 - 7 Hurricanes. 

25 min: Penalty awarded to the Sunwolves, Masirewa is having a blinder, kick is good. Sunwolves 16 - 7 Hurricanes.

24 min: The Canes have the ball at their end of the field, Masirewa gathers the ball and kicks it down field. 

21 min: Sunwolves win a penalty on the 5m line, huge pressure on the Canes. They will kick at goal. Kick is good. Sunwolves 13 - 7 Hurricanes.

21 min: Time is off, injury to Ben May, time is back on. 

20 min: Sunwolves look well up for this match tonight! 

18 min: Another line break from the Sunwolves but they can't find that final pass. Canes ball. 

15 min: TRY - Hurricanes, too easy for the captain TJ Perenara, who throws a dummy and goes through the line to score under the posts. Kick is good. Sunwolves 10 - 7 Hurricanes. 

13 min: Penalty won by the Sunwolves and they decide to go for the points. Kick is good. Sunwolves 10 - 0 Hurricanes.  

10 min: A huge start from the Sunwolves as they close again, pressure on the Hurricanes. 

7 min: TRY - Sunwolves,  Semisi Masirewa scores the try, but all the credit can go to Rahboni Warren who made a great break and then found the winger to score the opener. Kick is good. Sunwolves 7 - 0 Hurricanes.  

6 min: The Sunwolves win the ball back and then a penalty as they cruise up field. 

4 min: Another penalty won from the Hurricanes, kick for touch coming. 

2 min: Great work from the Canes and they win a penalty. 

2 min: Strong start from the Sunwolves, good field position early on.

1 min: Kick off!! 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Super Rugby clash as the Sunwolves host the Hurricanes from Tokyo. 

Pre-match chat: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett and Ardie Savea rested for Hurricanes v Sunwolves

Three key Hurricanes have the week off, skipping their sides' trip to Tokyo.

Ardie Savea, Beauden Barrett and Jordie Barrett have been rested for the Good Friday clash with the Sunwolves - the international trio on an All Blacks rest week.

But coach John Plumtree has still named an exciting 23 for the round 10 matchup, which includes six New Zealand test players.

Centre Matt Proctor replaces Jordie Barrett in the midfield while young pivot Fletcher Smith will wear the No.10 jersey. The impressive Du'Plessis Kirifi slots in at openside flanker in Savea's absence.

Inform second-five Ngani Laumpae partners Proctor in a powerful backline that includes an exciting three-quarters trio of Chase Tiatia, Wes Goosen and Ben Lam.

Up front, Plumtree has kept faith in the front row that helped dispatch the Highlanders two weeks ago, naming Ben May and Fraser Armstrong to prop the scrum. Ricky Riccitelli will wear the No.2 jersey.

Plumtree said the Hurricanes' bye came at the perfect time.

"There is no doubt the bye came at a good time for the squad which played 10 games in a row when you include our pre-season matches," Plumtree said.

"The players came back into work on Saturday and they have enjoyed a freshen up. 

"They are really looking forward to facing a Sunwolves side who are also fresh off the bye and will be looking for a good performance in front of their home crowd."

TJ Perenara will captain the side with Dane Coles still unfit to play.

The Hurricanes can maintain second spot in the New Zealand conference with a win.

TAB Odds: Sunwolves $5.50   Hurricanes $1.14 

Sunwolves: 1-Pauliasi Manu, 2-Nathan Vella, 3-Hiroshi Yamashita, 4-Mark Abbott, .5-Luke Thompson, 6-Ben Gunter, 7-Dan Pryor, 8-Hendrik Tui, 9-Jamie Booth, 10-Hayden Parker, 11-Semisi Masirewa, 12-Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 13-Josh Timu, 14-Gerhard Van Den Heever, 15-Ryohei Yamanaka

Reserves: 16-Atsushi Sakate, 17-Masataka Mikami,18-Takuma Asahara, 19-Tom Rowe, 20-Shuhei Matsuhashi, 21-Fumiaki Tanaka, 22-Jason Emery, 23-Jamie Henry

Hurricanes: 1-Fraser Armstrong, 2-Ricky Riccitelli, 3-Ben May, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Liam Mitchell, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-TJ Perenara, 10-Fletcher Smith, 11-Ben Lam, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Chase Tiatia 

Reserves: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17-Xavier Numia, 18-Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 19-Isaia Walker-Laewere, 20-Sam Henwood, 21-Richard Judd, 22-James Mitchell, 23-Billy Proctor.

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