That's it for the blog - the Waratahs v the Kings are up next. Better move on from that one quickly!!
FULL-TIME: That's it, and thank God that second half is over!! The Hurricanes scored 42 unanswered points in a landslide win. Talk about false hope at the break!!
WELLINGTON HURRICANES 56 (Vince Aso 3, Callum Gibbons 2, Cory Janes, Mark Abbott, Ngani Laumape tries; Jordie Barrett 7, Otere Black conversions) bt ACT BRUMBIES 21 (Tevita Kuridrani, Sam Carter, Joe Powell tries; Wharenui Hawera 3 conversions)
77: We might have another one here! Another cross-field kick and Laumape goes over. We're looking for offside, but Barrett is pinpoint again and this will be a TRY again. Otere Black slots the conversion.
HURRICANES 56 lead BRUMBIES 21
73: Well, another dagger through the heart! This time a rolling maul TRY!! It's Gibbons again and this one is done. Barrett converts.
HURRICANES 49 lead BRUMBIES 21
70: Penalty to Canes, but should have been to Brumbies for taking out the man beyond the ball. Canes not relaxing, they're going for another close lineout!Back to top
69: Plenty of changes coming on now. Brumbies need to repeat first half effort if they want to be a chance of levelling, but it's not looking good #understatement
65: There it is, that could be the game winner! The pressure had to break the Brumbies and in the end it's the big lock, Mark Abbott going over with ease from close range. Brumbies can't get their hands on the ball in this half. Barrett converts again.
HURRICANES 42 lead BRUMBIES 21
63: Brumbies need to regroup or this will be a blow out!! Fakaosilea penalised at the breakdown and Hurricanes get another 5m lineout.
61: Oh no! The adventure comes back to bite the Brumbies! Hawera tries a chip over the top from their own 22m and it's charged down. it bounces perfectly for Gibbons. Coach killer!! Barrett converts again.
HURRICANES 35 lead BRUMBIES 21
60: Wow, big defence from the Brumbies there. They were really under the pump and the Hurricanes looked certain to score. But they squeezed the Hurricanes out wide and somehow get out of jail..again.Back to top
57: SCORE UPDATE from the NRL. Raiders are in front 6-2 just before half-time against Manly.
56: Settling into a bit of a rhythm now after 55 minutes of high-octane stuff. Brumbies don't want to kick it, but they've got to keep it away from Beauden barrett when they do.
53: What an ASO!! That was so easy for the Hurricanes' outside centre. Straight through the Brumbies' defence from close range and that's two tries while Hawera's been off the field. A killer blow. Jordie Barrett converts again.
HURRICANES 28 lead BRUMBIES 21
49: That restart from Aidan Toua went ONE METRE!! haha that was a shocker. Canes get a scrum in the middle of the field.
46: Even hookers are stepping now! Josh Mann-Rea tried one on but got nowhere. Beauden Barrett looking so dangerous at the start of this half. he's slipping through tackles AND TRY TIME!!! It's a cross-field kick and Aso gets the ball, slipping through more defenders. Andrew Smith missed the tackle there. Jordie Barrett converts.
BRUMBIES 21 level with HURRICANES 21Back to top
45: Brumbies survive..temporarily. Canes with a lineout 22m out after a good turnover at the breakdown, but a poor clearing kick.
43: Uh-Oh!!!! YELLOW CARD for the Brumbies. Wharenui Hawera is sent to the sin bin for kicking the ball at the bottom of a ruck. Deemed cynical. Gee Barrett went flying through a gap to put the Brumbies under pressure.
42: UPDATE from the Raiders game. Manly lead Canberra 2-0. And they said rugby was boring..
SECOND HALF: We're back. The Brumbies lose it early and the Hurricanes have a scrum in their own half.
Brumbies have run for 378 metres compared to the Hurricanes' 263 and the Brumbies have made 8 offloads compared to the Canes' 3. Wow.
Hurricanes have missed 19 tackles as well.Back to top