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Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa: Hurricanes beat Highlanders in frantic final game

Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa: Hurricanes beat Highlanders in frantic final game
The two teams played an at-times chaotic contest.

Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa: Hurricanes v Highlanders highlights.Video / Sky Sport Hurricanes 41 Highlanders 22 The curtain has come down on the Super Rugby Aotearoa season for the Hurricanes and Highlanders, but not before they played out one final frantic number.However, with Super Rugby Transtasman approaching, the performance will provide them with something to build on as they turn their attention to Australian foe.The Highlanders returned serve through Ash Dixon, but the Hurricanes began to take over through the final 20 minutes – running in tries through reserve flanker Brayden Iose and Salesi Rayasi to seal just their second win of the season.

Hurricanes 41 (Devan Flanders, Dane Coles, Ngani Laumape, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Brayden Iose, Salesi Rayasi tries; Jordie Barrett 4 cons, pen) Highlanders 22 (Josh Dickson, Jona Nareki, Ash Dixon tries; Sam Gilbert con, Mitchell Hunt con, pen)The Highlanders took the lead through tries to lock Josh Dickson and wing Jona Nareki, holding a 17-15 lead at the break.

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