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Hurricanes 35 Rebels 13
Hurricanes 35 (Savea x2, Aumua, Proctor, Goosen tries, Barrett 4, Leger 1con) bt
Rebels 13 (Wells, Magny tries, pen) HT 14-3
Fulltime - The Hurricanes get the biscuits - not 100 percent convincing but more than good enough to beat the Rebels.
79mins - Horrible lineout and the Rebels clear the danger.
77mins - Hurricanes on attack late. Penalty in frony and they opt for the lineout.
72mins - Try Hurricanes - Asafo Aumua - Penalty for the Huricanes deep inside their half and Laumape taps and second later he's within 10m of the line. Pick and go and Aumua crashes over. HUR 35-13
66mins - Try Hurricanes - Wes Goosen - Cross-kick from Barrett and it's pinpoint for Goosen who collects and dots down. HUR 28-13
65mins - Another 5m lineout for the Hurricanes.
64mins - Lineout 5m for the Hurricanes as they look to put the Rebels to bed.
60mins - Try Rebels: Campbell Magny - Woeful defence. The Rebels attacking with intent. Powell sights a gap, then offloads to Magny who beats a couple and powers his way over. HUR 21-13
57mins - Great clearence from Leger under pressure to get the Hurricanes out of trouble .... Lineout Rebels on halfway.
55mins - Try Hurricanes - Julian Savea: Great try. Kirifi with great breakdown work wins a turnover ... Proctor with the ball and bounces off a few defenders and finds Savea who runs away to score his second. HUR 21-8
52mins - Goosen darts in broken play and breaks open the defence ... Taumateine finds Laumape who bumps off two and ficks a pass inside to Goosen who goes within an inch .... Hurricanes pinged for diving in off their feet and the Rebels ore off the hook.
50mins - Penalty for the Rebels - offside play from Flanders. Lineout on halfway for Melbourne.
47mins - Try Melbourne Rebels: Michael Wells - That's a great try from the Rebels. Good phase play and eventually a lovely flick pass from Kellaway to Wells running wide pays off and he dives over in the corner. HUR 14-8
45mins - The Hurricanes making several silly mistakes - another knock-on... this time from Kirifi. Rebels scrum 40m out from the Hurricanes line.
43mins - Midfield forward pass from Leger to Goosen .... scrum for the Rebels 10m inside Hurricanes half.
41mins - Hurricanes with early second-half pressure but Kirifi fumbles the ball forward in contact on the Rebels 22.
Second-half - Back underway as Barrett goes deep.
Halftime - Referee blows for the half and the players head to the sheds with the Hurricanes well in control.
39mins - Penalty for the Rebels with the Hurricanes hot on attack once more. To'omua clears to halfway.
37mins - Razzle-dazzle from the Hurricanes on the counter. Wes Goosen beat about six tacklers with his nifty feel and made 40-50m on the run ..... four phases later and Flanders is down the sideline ... he kicks for himself and he would have scored if the ball hadn't bounced dead.
32mins - Horrible drive from the Rebels and the Hurricanes repel them easily and win the turnover.
31mins - Great scrum from the Rebels and they earn a penalty 15m out - 5m in. Lineout 5m.
30mins - Scrum for the Rebels on the Hurricanes 22 - they need some points here.
27mins - Good ball retention from the Hurricanes through 11 phases. Coles is eventually bundled over the touchline on the Rebels 22.
24mins - Try Hurricanes - Billy Proctor: Laumape bursts onto a pass from Barrett and finds Taumateine on his inside who offloads to Proctor and he races away to score under the posts. HUR 14-3
23mins - Penalty goal Rebels: To'omua makes no mistake. HUR 7-3
22mins - Chance for the Rebels to get on the board. Prinsep pinged for sealing off the ball. To'omua from 20 out and pretty much in front.
20mins - Try Hurricanes: Julian Savea - Set play from the Rebels, but Savea plucks a Magny pass out of the air and runs away to score. That bus had no stops...... HUR 7-0
18mins - Penalty for the Rebels.... offside play from Taumateine. To'omua finds touch on halfway.
16mins - Hurricanes shift the ball from the base .... Barrett swings a long pass out to Savea who beats one and launches at the line, buit Koroibete makes the try-saving tackle and forces him out.
15mins - Yellow Card Rebels: Lineout dragged down by the Rebels and that's another penalty ... this time it's a yello card. Prop Cobous Eloff will sit for 10mins.
14mins - Another penalty for offside - that's seven now and still no warning. Lineout 5m for the Caines.
12mins - Plenty of penalties early doors against the Rebels - this one for a tackle off the ball. Lineout 5m for the Caines.
10mins - Obstruction from the Hurricanes with the drive and the Rebels are off the hook.
9mins - Several phases for the Hurricanes on attack but not making much of a dent. The win a penalty for offside and opt for the lineout.
6mins - Hurricanes lineout 5m. Good defence from the Rebels stifles the drive, but the Caines going forward and havce a scrum.
5mins - Flanders put into a gap midway halfway and 22, and his inside ball to Taumateine is fumbled, but regathered. Rebels scramble well and win the turnover. Lineout Rebels on the 22 froma charged kick.
3mins - Long period of play to start.... The Rebels with ball in hanmd early until To'omua kicks the ball away. Several kicks and finally the Hurricanes have a penalty for not rolling away. Lineiut for the Hurricanes 15m out.
Kick-off - Game is underway as the Rebels' Matt Toomua goes deep into the Hurricanes 22.
7:04pm - Dane Coles leads out the homeside.
7:01pm - Just a few minutes away from kick-off in Wellington.
Hello folks and welcome to our live updates of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash between the Hurricanes and Rebels in Wellington.
The Rebels are coming off a trouncing at the hands of the Blues and sit dead-last after the first week of the competition.
Meanwhile. The Hurricanes had no issues scoring points last week but did leek seven tries against the Waratahs - considered the weakest of the Australian franchises.
TAB odds: Hurricanes $1.03m Rebels $10.00
Hurricanes: 1-Xavier Numia, 2-Dane Coles (c), 3-Tyrel Lomax, 4-James Blackwell, 5-Scott Scrafton, 6-Reed Prinsep, 7-Du’Plessis Kirifi, 8-Devan Flanders, 9-Jonathan Taumateine, 10-Orbyn Leger, 11-Wes Goosen, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Billy Proctor, 14-Julian Savea, 15-Jordie Barrett.
Reserves: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17- Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Liam Mitchell, 20-Brayden Iose, 21-Gareth Evans, 22-Cam Roigard 23-Lolagi Visinia
Rebels: 1-Cameron Orr, 2-Jordan Uelese, 3-Cobous Eloff, 4-Rob Leota, 5-Trevor Hosea, 6-Michael Wells, 7-Josh Kemeny, 8-Isi Naisarani, 9-Joe Powell, 10-Carter Gordon, 11-Marika Koroibete, 12-Matt To'omua, 13-Campbell Magny, 14-Andrew Kellaway, 15-George Worth
Reserves: 16-James Hanson, 17-Matt Gibbon, 18-Lucio Sordoni, 19-Ross Haylett-Petty, 20-Richard Hardwick, 21-James Tuttle, Stacey Ili, 23-Frank Lomani