The Hurricanes are all that they were last year in Super Rugby, and so much more.
In two weeks of play; the Hurricanes have shown signs that they may be even better than their innaugural title year in 2016. In just two games, Chris Boyd’s side has scored 154 points with a total of 24 tries–a blistering start to the season.
The defending Super Rugby champions took care of the Sunwolves 17-83 in Tokyo, and then backed that up with a 71-6 smashing of the Rebels in their first home game. In this 11 try victory, the Hurricanes again piled on 40-points in one half of rugby for the the second straight match.
Hurricanes skipper Dane Coles told SkySport that his side is enjoying just being able to play footy after a long off season.
“Obviously it’s been a good start and it’s very pleasing. We are enjoying this, but we know we have a huge games coming shortly”, Coles admitted.
Hurricanes Enjoy Blistering Start to Super Rugby
2016 World Rugby International Player of the Year Beauden Barrett showed signs that he is everything as capable to repeat the feat, and more in 2017. Given his first run of the regular season against the Rebels; Barrett was the key hand in several of the Hurricanes tries in the SCORE rout. But Barrett wasn’t alone, Vince Aso and the returning Nehe Milner-Skudder both dotted down, a pair for Aso, and a hat trick for Milner-Skudder.
For Aso, it is the second week in succession that the winger has had a significant impact on his sides success.
Without a doubt; the opening two weeks of Hurricanes rugby leaves a lot for fans in Wellington to be excited about. The 15,000 in attendance all stood to applaud the team at the conclusion of the game.
Tough Opponents Lay Ahead For Hurricanes
But with all that said, it is still very early in the season. Next up for the Hurricanes is the Chiefs; fresh off an impressive victory over the Blues. So far, the Hurricanes have put in back-to-back performances in the first two rounds. It’s been clinical, expansive, and a feast of tries.
However, you can’t deny that the quality of the opposition coming up shortly is simply a ‘step above’ who they have faced so far. The Chiefs are next up, followed by a clash against 2015 Super Rugby final opponents, the Highlanders.
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