The Hurricanes have got off to their best start in recent memory making it three from three to start the 2015 season with a win over the Force 42-13 in Perth last night.
[quote]Not only is it a 3-0 start but all three wins have come on the road including the first two in South Africa where it is notoriously hard to win. [/quote] Not only is it a 3-0 start but all three wins have come on the road including the first two in South Africa where it is notoriously hard to win.
The visitors were all over the home side for the majority of the match and it was a dominant display from both forwards and backs.
The forward battle was particularly good to watch with both sides extremely physical at the breakdown.
The Hurricanes scored five tries to one in the game with lock Mark Abbott, wings Cory Jane and Julian Savea, number 8 Victor Vito and fullback James Marshall all crossing.
The lone try for the Force was a long range, intercept special from replacement fullback Mitchell Scott.
Abbott and locking partner James Broadhurst were particularly dominant for the Hurricanes while Chris Smylie at halfback was excellent but none was better than Savea in the backline.
Hurricanes 42 (Mark Abbott, Cory Jane, James Marshall, Julian Savea, Victor Vito tries; Beauden Barrett 2, Marshall 2 cons, Barrett 3 pens) beat Force 13 (Mitchell Scott try Luke Burton con Burton; Zack Holmes penalty) HT: 15-6.