Super Rugby 2020: Ill-discipline costs 12-man Hurricanes as Blues claim win

The Blues have broken their Super Rugby hoodoo with a 24-15 win over the Blues in Wellington. 

The victory is their first in a NZ derby away from home since 2013, breaking a seven-year drought. 

A controversial moment came in the 75th minute as the Hurricanes were reduced to 12 men after Jordie Barrett was sent to the bin for an intentional knock-on and the Blues were also awarded a penalty try. 

Prop Tyrel Lomax was red-carded just after the break for a high tackle to the face of Stephen Perofeta and Vaea Fifita was sin-binned in the 68th minute for a no-arms tackle. 

The Hurricanes were outclassed on both ends of the park throughout the match apart for the opening few minutes where they opened the scoring. 

The hosts were the first to score, winger Ben Lam cruising over out wide to claim the opening try, brilliant build-up work from Ngani Laumape and Fifita. 

The big men kept working hard for the hosts, but they couldn't sneak past the resolute Blues defence. 

The first 40 minutes certainly wasn't an advertisement for perfect rugby, but a late try to the Blues gave them the momentum heading into the break, Akira Ioane crashing over from close range. 

Wingers Mark Telea and Kobus van Wyk traded tries in the second half before the late penalty try proved the difference. 

The Hurricanes face the Chiefs next week and the Blues host the Lions.