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Hurricanes player ratings vs. Stormers

  • Hurricanes player ratings vs. Stormers

The Hurricanes beat the Stormers 25-20 for a record-equalling seventh straight win at Westpac Stadium in Wellington last night.

Blowin in the Breeze assesses who was good and who wasn't.

1. Reggie Goodes - 6 - running game wasn't as evident. 

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2. Motu Matu’u - 6 - Made some big shots on defence. Line out throwing was wayward on a couple of occasions.

3. Ben Franks - 5 - Fell off too many tackles.

4. Jeremy Thrush - 5 - Outplayed by Etzebeth at the lineout and around the park.

5. James Broadhurst - 7 - Solid all-round.

6. Brad Shields - 7 - Involved in the Barrett break-out try. Carried well.

7. Callum Gibbins - 6 - High defensive work rate. Fell off a couple of tackles.

8. Victor Vito - 5 - Hardly seen.

9. TJ Perenara - 7 - Was busy in the first half. Distributed well.

10. Beauden Barrett - 7 - Scored a try. Kicked well in play.

11. Julian Savea - 7 - Scored a try. 

12. Ma’a Nonu - 7 - A real handful. High work rate on defence.

13. Conrad Smith - 7 - Workhorse on defence.

14. Cory Jane - 7 - Started the break for Beauden Barrett's try.

15. Nehe Milner-Skudder - 8 - Electric first half. Had a hand in everything. Scored a try.

Reserves: 16. Brayden Mitchell - 6 17. Ben May - 5 18. Chris Eves - 5 19. Mark Abbott - 5 20. Adam Hill - 5 21. Chris Smylie - 6 22. Rey Lee-Lo 23. James Marshall.

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