Hurricanes trounce Sunwolves 62-15 to maintain winning streak

TJ Perenara was one of the try-scorer for Hurricanes
TJ Perenara was one of the try-scorer for Hurricanes

Hurricanes 62-15 Sunwolves, McLean Park

Hurricanes ran a 10-try riot as they trounced Sunwolves 62-15 in their Super Rugby encounter at McLean Park on Saturday.

This is Hurricanes' third consecutive win from four games as they occupy the second place in New Zealand Conference while Sunwolves are at the bottom of Australian group with three defeats from four matches.

The Sunwolves started the proceedings in the fourth minute when Mike Stolberg went over the line after an inside pass from Jarred Adams and Jumpei Ogura followed with the conversion. The response from Hurricanes came with a try from Jacobus Van Wyk in the 12th minute and a conversion from Fletcher Smith helped the New Zealand side level the scores.

Even though Sunwolves seized back the lead with a penalty kick from Ogura, the home side finished the first half strong with tries from Chase Tiatia (19' and 25') and Van Wyk (29') while Smith kicked all the three conversions to take Hurricanes to a 28-10 lead heading into the break.

Hurricanes dominated the opening exchanges in the second half with Ben Lam and Gareth Evans dotting down in the first six minutes while Van Wyk went on to complete his hat-trick as he went over the line in the 56th minute making the scoreline 50-10.

Ngani Laumape further compounded Sunwolves problems with a touchdown in the 62nd minute following which Siosaia Fifita and Vince Aso traded tries as Hurricanes completed a dominating 62-15 win.