• Brumbies batter Canes

    The Brumbies claimed a 29-21 bonus-point win against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday.

    Tries from Jesse Mogg and Robbie Coleman helped the Brumbies to a 15-13 half-time lead before Tevita Kuridrani and Lachlan McCaffrey scored in the second period to secure a deserved victory for the visitors.

    TJ Perenara touched down for the Hurricanes in the first half and Blade Thomson scored a late consolation try but the home side were unable to match the pace brought to the game by the Brumbies after the interval.

    Unlike last week, when they got off to a fast start only to go off the boil against the Force, the Brumbies looked better as the game went on, scoring four excellent tries and impressing with their offloading skills.

    Hurricanes – Tries: TJ Perenara, Blade Thomson. Conversion: Beauden Barrett. Penalties: Barrett (3).
    Brumbies – Tries: Jesse Mogg, Robbie Coleman, Tevita Kuridrani, Lachlan McCaffrey. Conversions: Nicholas White (3). Penalty: White

    Hurricanes – 15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (c), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Adam Hill, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks.
    Subs: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 Marty Banks.

    Brumbies – 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Andrew Smith, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (c), 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Leon Power, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.
    Subs: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 JP Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Conrad Hoffmann, 22 Pat McCabe, 23 Lionel Cronjé.

    Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

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    Simon Borchardt