| Gleaming Barrett slays Highlanders in Dunedin

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett on the charge against the Highlanders. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett on the worth in opposition to the Highlanders. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Photographs)

All Blacks serve Jordie Barrett helped the Hurricanes to a grand-wished 30-19 get better from the Highlanders in their Mountainous Rugby Aotearoa clash in Dunedin on Friday.

AS IT HAPPENED | Hurricanes v Highlanders

Barrett scored the whole Hurricanes’ functions – three tries, three conversions, three penalties – to publish their first get of the 2021 season.

The Wellingtonians blew a noteworthy lead in opposition to Chiefs final week, nevertheless managed to lift on in opposition to the Highlanders after backing Barrett’s point-scoring exploits with solid defence.

“We needed to address mentally solid, now not good for sessions of the sport nevertheless for the paunchy 80 minutes,” Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea acknowledged.

“When outcomes are going esteem that it is possible you’ll perhaps perhaps presumably even have confidence to lift the relish, lift a dawdle vibe, the boys came out and did the job.”

Barrett, taking half in at fullback, build the Hurricanes on the board with a booming, 50-metre penalty kick after six minutes.

He then crossed for the gap are trying of the match, evading a address to unhealthy the toll road sooner than clinically converting.

The Hurricanes came below stress after prop Tyrel Lomax used to be sin-binned for collapsing a scrum, allowing Highlanders lock Bryn Evans to capitalise with a are trying.

But Barrett hit serve with the Hurricanes’ 2nd are trying to fabricate it 17-7 for the guests on the stroke of half-time after latching on to a Salesi Rayasi toddle.

He completed the hat-trick when Ngani Laumape build him though with a pointy offload quickly after the restart, converting then adding any other long-vary penalty to his tally to fabricate it 27-7.

The Hurricanes gave away an virtually identical 26-7 lead in opposition to Chiefs final week, and a identical collapse regarded capability as the Highlanders staged a leisurely impress.

Connor Garden-Bachop and Thomas Umaga-Jensen every scored tries to slim the gap to 27-19 nevertheless the Hurricanes held on and Barrett booted his final penalty to seal the get.



Tries: Bryn Evans, Connor Garden-Bachop, Thomas Umaga-Jensen

Conversions: Josh Ioane (2)


Tries: Jordie Barrett (3)

Conversions: Barrett (3)

Penalties: Barrett (3)



15 Josh Ioane, 14 Freedom Vahaakolo, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Aaron Smith (co-captain), 8 Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 7 Billy Harmon, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Pari Pari Parkinson, 4 Bryn Evans, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon (co-captain), 1 Ethan de Groot

Substitutes: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Kazuki Himeno, 21 Folau Fakatava, 22 Thomas Umaga-Jensen, 23 Connor Garden-Bachop.


15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Salesi Rayasi, 10 Orbyn Leger, 9 Luke Campbell, 8 Ardie Savea (captain), 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 4 Scott Scrafton, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Xavier Numia

Substitutes: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Tevita Mafileo, 19 Liam Mitchell, 20 Devan Flanders, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 23 Ruben Worship.

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