Last Updated: 18/07/20 10: 28 am
Jordie Barrett kicked a sideline conversion of Asafo Aumua’s 76 th-minute shot to provide the Hurricanes a 29-27 success over the Blues in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Wellington on Saturday.
Barrett’s conversion upstaged older bro Beauden, who was making his very first look for the Blues at Wellington Regional Stadium after he moved north this year following 9 seasons with the Hurricanes.
It was likewise the Hurricanes’ 3rd succeeding success in the competitors and brought them to 12 points, one behind the second-placed Blues.
The unbeaten Crusaders have 18 points and a bye today.
The Blues had actually beaten the Hurricanes two times currently this year, when in the complete Super Rugby competitors prior to it was stopped in March since of the coronavirus break out and after that once again in the very first week of the New Zealand- just competitors.
Despite being a crowd favourite while at the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett was left in no doubts regarding the fickleness or tribalism of New Zealand rugby fans when he was booed loudly whenever he touched the ball.
While the house side had the very best of the very first half, ball game was locked at 15-15 at the break, with Beauden Barrett and Dalton Papali’i crossing for the visitors, while Ngani Laumape and Reed Prinsep scored pursues the house side.
Blues fly-half Otere Black and Jordie Barrett slotted a conversion and charge each.
Dane Coles then ran an excellent assistance line to provide the house side the lead with a 44 th-minute shot however the Blues once again capitalised on a strong drive from assaulting lineouts to shunt both Akira Ioane and Kurt Eklund over for 2 successive shots.
Aumua’s attempt, nevertheless, drew the Hurricanes level and the more youthful Barrett then calmly slotted the conversion to provide the house side a significant late win.