Hurricanes consolidate second position with 17-30 win over Sharks

Beauden Barrett kicked 15 points
Beauden Barrett kicked 15 points

Sharks 17-30 Hurricanes, Jonsson Kings Park

Hurricanes came up with a clinical performance as they went on to defeat Sharks 17-30 in their Super Rugby face-off at Jonsson Kings Park.

Hurricanes have consolidated their second place in the New Zealand Conference with the win while Sharks are at the fourth place in the South African group.

Beauden set the proceedings early as he breached the defence of Sharks and offloaded to Jordie for the opening try in the sixth minute. Beauden also followed with the conversion to make it 0-7 before Curwin Bosch kicked a 10th minute penalty goal to get Sharks off the mark.

Beauden with back to back penalties made the scoreline 3-13 before Ngani Laumape powered over from close range from a line out to make it 3-20. Just before the break, Sharks were let off the hook with a deliberate knock-on from Asafo Aumua allowing Aphelele Fassi to crossover making the scoreline 10-20 at the end of the first half.

Juan Schoeman with an early try at the start of the second half got the gap between the two teams to just three points but that remained the only points for the hosts in the game with Wes Goosen's try that had Beauden's conversion and a penalty on either side stretching Hurricanes' lead to 13 points.

Hurricanes were reduced to 14-men for the final five minutes when Vaea Fifita was red-carded but Sharks could not quite capitalise on it as they succumbed to a 13 point defeat.

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