Super Rugby: Saturday round-up


Last Updated: 07/07/18 12:20pm

Ngani Laumape was the standout man as he notched a hat-trick in victory for the Hurricanes

Ngani Laumape was the standout man as he notched a hat-trick in victory for the Hurricanes

Keep across all of Saturday’s Super Rugby action as and when it happens with our round-ups and highlights.

Friday saw two Super Rugby games take place, with the Crusaders and Rebels victorious, and you can read round-ups and catch the highlights of those games right here.

Find all the details for Saturday’s action below…

Hurricanes 42-24 Blues

Ngani Laumape scored four tries and set up another for Julian Savea as the Hurricanes ended a three-game losing run and kept alive their hopes of a home quarter-final.

Laumape scored twice in the first half and his bullocking running set up Savea, all from attacking scrums, while he grabbed his third from an attacking lineout late in the second half.

Beauden Barrett was also on the scoresheet as the Canes comfortably saw off the Blues Beauden Barrett was also on the scoresheet as the Canes comfortably saw off the Blues

Beauden Barrett was also on the scoresheet as the Canes comfortably saw off the Blues

Blues No 8 Akira Ioane’s try had followed two from his brother Rieko to make the score 28-24 with 15 minutes remaining before Laumape completed his hat-trick by finishing off an intercept made by Beauden Barrett, who had also crossed earlier.

The Hurricanes now have 50 competition points, are second in the New Zealand conference and fourth overall, five ahead of the Chiefs, who they play next week in Hamilton

Chiefs 24-19 Brumbies

Damian McKenzie again showcased how dangerous he is at turning defence into attack as he scored one try and set up another to help the Chiefs to a tense victory over the Brumbies in Hamilton on Saturday.

Damian McKenzie proved the brightest spark for the Chiefs again as they beat the Brumbies Damian McKenzie proved the brightest spark for the Chiefs again as they beat the Brumbies

Damian McKenzie proved the brightest spark for the Chiefs again as they beat the Brumbies

McKenzie’s influence was telling in the tight game, with the utility back sparking, then finishing off a counter-attack to score, while his intercept of Joe Powell’s pass set up Johnny Fa’auli’s five-pointer in the second.

The Brumbies, who were kept scoreless in the first half, fought back in the second with tries to winger Henry Speight (two) and fullback Tom Banks but could not snatch the win.

Henry Speight scored twice as the Brumbies threatened a late comeback Henry Speight scored twice as the Brumbies threatened a late comeback

Henry Speight scored twice as the Brumbies threatened a late comeback

Super Rugby Schedule:

Friday

Crusaders 45-22 Highlanders

Reds 37-23 Rebels

Saturday

Chiefs 24-19 Brumbies

Hurricanes 42-24 Blues

Waratahs v Sunwolves, 10.45am, Sky Sports Mix

Bulls v Jaguares, 2.05pm, Sky Sports Arena

Stormers v Sharks, 4.15pm, Sky Sports Action Red Button

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