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Blues 12 - 22 Hurricanes
The Blues had more than their fair share of chances throughout the game but were left ruing missed opportunities stay tuned for the match wrap.
80 min: Beauden Barrett kicks the ball into touch and the Canes win it.
78 min: Knock on from the Canes as they go close - a game of what ifs for both sides but mainly the Blues, should've scored a lot more points tonight.
75 min: The Hurricanes fianlly get some ball down the other end of the field and they win a penalty - shot at goal is the call. Kick is good. Blues 12 - 22 Hurricanes.
72 min: Silly mistake from the Blues - a knock on at the breakdown - woeful.
71 min: Another penalty for the Blues and the ref says "Another one down here and they will go." Scrum called.
67 min: TRY - Hurricanes, just demoralising for the Blues - Pulu trying to throw a little offload - Beauden Barrett reading it and collecting the intercept and scores. Kick is wide. Blues 12 - 19 Hurricanes.
65 min: Knock on from the Blues - Canes off the hook.
63 min: Toomaga-Allen is back from the bin.
60 min: TRY - Blues, after all the phases on the line of the Canes it's against the run where the Blues score - lovely work from Dalton Papalii who scores by the narrowest of margins. Kick is wide. Blues 12 - 14 Hurricanes.
59 min: Mistake from Nonu and the Canes are on the charge.
57 min: The Blues are called for the penalty after getting the lineout drive wrong. Canes clear again.
56 min: The Blues work the ball back and win another penalty - really need to score here.
54 min: Just amazing from the Canes - Perenara forces the mistake from Ioane and then the Canes win the penalty.
53 min: Another advantage - this time hte ref sends Jeff Toomaga-Allen to the bin.
52 min: How have they not scored! The Blues under advantage again go oh so close but lose the ball over the line.
49 min: Blues close again but they're held up. Blues try again.
45 min: The Blues look really good on attack winning another penalty - but they need to turn it into points.
43 min: The Canes start the second half off well but a penalty costs them and the Blues clear downfield.
41 min: Second half is back underway.
42 min: More great goal line defence from the Canes - forcing a turnover and now half - time.
40 min: Blues get a penalty on the hooter and will have another crack.
39 min: Another knock on at the worst time for the Blues and there will be a penalty against them - average passage of play from the Blues.
38 min: Bad pass from Pulu and the Blues knock the ball on - let off for the Canes.
36 min: Penalty won by the Blues 40m out and they will kick for touch.
32 min: TRY - Hurricanes, the Blues rush up on defence and Beauden throws a cut out pass to his brother Jordie who flys in for a well deserved try. Kick is good. Blues 7 - 14 Hurricanes.
31 min: Another penalty won by the visitors - they kick for touch.
29 min: Canes penalty after some really nice play - also credit to Plummer who made a great tackle on a rampant Ngani Laumape.
28 min: A knock on from the Blues see Aumua burst through but he can't link up with anyone so the Blues win the ball back.
25 min: The Blues go oh so close but Jordie Barrett makes two try saving tackles in the same set - one on Tanielu Tele'a, the other on Ma'a Nonu. Blues scrum.
23 min: TRY - Hurricanes, a superb solo effort from Ben Lam who gets passed four tacklers to go over for the visitors' first try. Kick is good. Blues 7 - 7 Hurricanes.
22 min: Backwards and forwards here now as the game seems to be opening up.
18 min: Heroic defence from Ardie Savea - staying in the fight and protecting the line, it was all Blues and the Canes have weathered the early storm.
16 min: The Blues work the ball left under advantage as Nonu tries to find Gibson out wide, penalty called against the Canes.
13 min: A mistake from Jordie Barrett sees the Blues win a lineout - but Parsons throws it not straight.. Canes scrum.
10 min: TRY - Blues, Sam Nock finds Patrick Tuipulotu off the scrum and the big lock drives towards the line before a great offload back to Nock who scores - kick is good. Blues 7 - 0 Hurricanes.
9 min: Laumape finds Jordie Barrett with a lovely cut out pass but a tackle from TJ Faiane forces the error from Barrett.
6 min: Perenara kicks from the scrum - lineout Blues on the 22 and Nonu loses the ball, Beauden Barrett the man to strip the ball.
5 min: Another good play from the Blues and Nonu kicks the ball into the corner, pressure on the Canes now.
3 min: Gorgeous ball from Plummer that sends Ofa Tuungafasi through a gap but he loses the ball in the tackle of Jordie Barrett - really nice work from the Blues though.
1 min: It's on here at Eden Park.
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Pre-game chat: TJ Perenara returns to lead Hurricanes NZ derby against Blues
Halfback TJ Perenara will return to lead the Hurricanes in Friday night's Super Rugby match against the Blues at Auckland's Eden Park.
Perenara missed the Hurricanes 29-19 win over the Rebels last Saturday, due to All Blacks rest, but returns for his 121st appearance for the club.
Wing Ben Lam also returns after a two-week absence with a calf strain, while Toby Smith has been named at loosehead prop in in the only other change to the starting XV.
Lam's inclusion sees Chase Tiatia move to the bench, while Richard Judd, who started at halfback against the Rebels, drops out of the match-day squad, after he suffered a minor shoulder injury.
Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree has reverted back to a five-forward, three-back split on the bench, with lock Liam Mitchell unavailable, after he suffered a hand injury against the Rebels.
Fellow lock Isaia Walker-Leawere, who impressed in his first start for the Hurricanes last week, retains his place in the run-on side.
Plumtree expected the Blues to pose a real challenge, as they returned home for the first time since round eight.
"We know they are a really physical side, who will be desperate to get a result and get back into a playoff spot" he said.
"They have only lost once at Eden Park this year and that was a close defeat to the Crusaders, so we know how difficult it is going to be.
"But it's a challenge we are looking forward to and we really want to get our game going to carry on the momentum we have built up."
Blues: 1-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 2-James Parsons, 3-Ofa Tuungafasi, 4-Patrick Tuipulotu, 5-Josh Goodhue, 6-Dalton Papalii, 7-Blake Gibson, 8-Akira Ioane, 9-Sam Nock, 10-Harry Plummer, 11-Rieko Ioane, 12-Ma'a Nonu, 13-TJ Faiane, 14-Tanielu Tele'a, 15-Melani Nanai
Reserves: 16-Leni Apisai, 17-Ezekiel Lindenmuth, 18-Marcel Renata, 19-Scott Scrafton, 20-Jed Brown, 21-Augustine Pulu, 22-Otere Black, 23-Matt Duffie
Hurricanes: 1-Toby Smith, 2-Asafo Aumua, 3-Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Isaia Walker-Leaware, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Ardie Savea, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-TJ Perenara (c), 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Ben Lam. 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16-Ricky Riccitelli, 17-Fraser Armstrong, 18-Ross Geldenhuys, 19-Kane Le'aupepe, 20-Du'Plessis Kirifi, 21-Finaly Christie, 22-James Mitchell, 23-Chase Tiatia