Super Rugby Match Day Live: Hurricanes hold out Chiefs

The Hurricanes held the Chiefs out at home to comfortably secure a 25-13 win.

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Hurricanes vs Chiefs (Pre-match stats)

  • Six of the last seven games between the Hurricanes and Chiefs have been decided by a margin of eight points or fewer, with the Chiefs picking up four wins in that time.
  • The Chiefs are on the hunt for back-to-back away wins against the Hurricanes for the first time since a three-game run from 1997 to 2001.
  • The Hurricanes have won 16 of their last 17 games on home turf, including each of their last four.
  • Indeed, the Hurricanes have won seven of their last eight games at home against fellow New Zealand teams; however, their only loss in that time came against the Chiefs.
  • The Chiefs have won their last three New Zealand derbies on the bounce; the last time they won more in succession was a four-game stretch across the 2014 and 2015 campaigns.
  • The Chiefs have won their last two games away from home, the last time they won more was a five-game streak from February to April 2016.
  • The Hurricanes have conceded just six tries within their opposition’s opening three phases of possession this campaign, fewer than any other team.
  • The Chiefs have made more carries (126), metres (533), and clean breaks (18) per game than any other team this season.
  • Beauden Barrett has scored 10+ points in seven of his last nine games against the Chiefs, and has provided three try assists in his last four games against them.
  • Solomona Alaimalo has made 20 clean breaks this campaign, five more than any other player in the competition (teammate Damian McKenzie – 15).

Hurricanes

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Vince Aso, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Sam Henwood, 6 Brad Shields (captain), 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Toby Smith

Substitutes: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Richard Judd, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Wes Goosen

Chiefs

15 Charlie Ngatai (co-captain), 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Fa’auli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Taleni Seu, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Lachlan Boshier, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta’avao-Matau, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Aidan Ross.

Substitutes: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Luke Jacobson, 20 Liam Messam, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Alex Nankivell

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