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Hurricanes vs Western Force: video highlights & score

Hurricanes vs Western Force: video highlights & score

Hurricanes 21 – Force 10

Despite having nothing really to play for, solid defence from the Force managed to restrict the Canes to 2 tries, which could well prove important from a Waratahs home semi perspective.

In only his second match in Super 14, the 17 year old James O’Connor had his hands full playing opposite the speeding tree trunk, Ma’a Nonu. Here’s how that worked out

The scorers:

For Hurricanes:
Tries: Hore, Gear
Cons: Weepu
Pens: Weepu 3

For Force:
Try: Shepherd
Cons: Giteau
Pens: Giteau

Hurricanes: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Willie Ripia, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Rodney So’oialo, 7 Scott Waldrom, 6 Chris Masoe, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger.
Replacements: 16 Hikawera Elliot, 17 Tim Fairbrother, 18 Craig Clarke, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Jimmy Gopperth, 22 Shannon Paku.

Western Force: 16 Cameron Shepherd, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Josh Tatupu, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 James Stannard, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe (c), 4 David Pusey, 3 Troy Takiari, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Gareth Hardy
Replacements: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Kieran Longbottom, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Chris O’Young, 21 Scott Daruda, 22 Haig Sare

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Touch judges: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official: Gareth Williamson (New Zealand)
Assessor: Alan Riley (New Zealand).

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