Date 5 of Super Rugby Aotearoa began with one of the most anticipated duels: Beauden Barrett against his brother, Jordie who was the author of a key conversion for Hurricanes to beat Blues. You can watch the game, delayed, on Sunday at 11 on ESPN 3. On the other hand, on Sunday from 0.35 am (live on ESPN Play) Chiefs receives Highlanders, delayed, on Sunday from 9 on ESPN 3 .
HURRICANES 29-27 BLUES (Saturday)
The local team demonstrated that it is not giving up until the last minute of the match and, despite not being the most effective, it was left with a fundamental victory to keep track of the leaders of Super Rugby Aotearoa and continue dreaming of title. With the tries of Ngani Laumape (4 ‘) and Reed Prinsep (34’) for the local team and Beauden Barrett (10 ‘) and Dalton Papali’i (29’) for the visit, the teams would go to the break with a draw in 15. During the complement, the rhythm of the game was not very different, with a Hurricanes more awake but with a lack of efficiency and a Blues knowing how to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented. In this way, Dan Coles’s tries (44 ‘) and discounts for the Auckland team came from Akira Ioane (57’) and Kurt Eklund (63 ‘). However, the last word would be the owner of the house by the hand of the great Asafo Aumua (76 ‘) who, four minutes after the closing, arrived at the ingoal to leave the result equal. Finally, Jordie Barrett’s conversion decreed Hurricanes’ win by a tight 29-27 at Welligton.