Brumbies battered again
27 Jan 2006
The Hurricanes, loaded with All Blacks and playing at home, humbled the Brumbies in a one-sided slaughter.
The Hurricanes won 40-7, with All Blacks Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith showing good form and retired All Blacks captain Tana Umaga equally enthusiastic in a second half romp.
The Canes led 14-0 at the break and the introduction of Rodney So’oialo, Piri Weepu, Smith and Umaga only added to their dominance as they added another four tries in the second half.
The Brumbies, missing Stephen Larkham, George Gregan and Mat Giteau suffered further when captain Stirling Mortlock hobbled from the field.
Tries: Hosea Gear 2, Jason Eaton, Lome Fa’atau, Jimmy Gopperth, Conrad Smith
Cons: Tamati Ellison 2, Jimmy Gopperth 2, David Holwell
Try: Tim Curran
Con: Gene Fairbanks