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Hurricanes beat Crusaders 23-22 in Super 15

Hurricanes beat Crusaders 23-22 in Super 15

New All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett kicked a 73rd-minute penalty to secure the fifth lead change of a seesawing match and give the Wellington Hurricanes a 23-22 win over the Canterbury Crusaders in Super 15 rugby on Saturday.
Barrett's opposite, Crusaders flyhalf Tom Taylor, kicked five penalties and a conversion for 17 points to give the Crusaders a 22-20 lead with 15 minutes remaining. But Taylor missed his final shot at goal five minutes from fulltime and his replacement, Tyler Bleyendaal, missed a long-range chance in the last minute to allow the Hurricanes to hang on for a crucial win.
Wellington's ninth win from 15 matches and the atonement of their loss to the Crusaders earlier this season keeps the team in the race for the playoffs.


Updated : 2021-07-31 12:02 GMT+08:00