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Hurricanes edge Lions 30-28 in seesawing S15 match

Hurricanes edge Lions 30-28 in seesawing S15 match

Beauden Barrett's 79th-minute penalty broke the hearts of the Lions and ensured the Wellington Hurricanes left Ellis Park with a 30-28 victory in rugby's Super 15 on Friday.
Butch James' converted try with nine minutes to go put the Lions ahead by one, but the substitute was caught offside during a sustained Hurricanes drive eight minutes later to allow Barrett to steal the victory.
The lead changed hands nine times over the course of the match, as six tries were shared evenly and the game reverted to uncontested scrums after the Lions lost both of their starting props to injuries shortly before halftime.
But while Barrett was unable to convert any of the Canes' tries, his boot still had the final say as he slotted five penalties to the Lions' three.
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Wellington Hurricanes 30 (Andre Taylor, Dane Coles, Cory Jane tries; Beauden Barrett 5 penalties), Lions 28 (Jaco Taute, Franco van der Merwe, Butch James tries; Elton Jantjies 2 conversions, 2 penalties, Taute penalty). HT:


Updated : 2021-04-21 18:27 GMT+08:00