Hurricanes keep Super Rugby Aotearoa hopes alive with victory over Chiefs

Can the Highlanders do them a favor?

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The Hurricanes kept their Super Rugby Aotearoa hopes alive with a 31-18 victory over the Chiefs in Wellington on Saturday.

Winger Peter Umaga-Jensen scored two tries in the first half for the Hurricanes which saw them take a 12-3 lead into the break even though they had winger Cobus Van Wyk sin-binned late in the first half for dangerous play.

The Chiefs looked to fight their way back in the second half after wing Sean Wainui scored a try for the Waikato based outfit, however tries from Cobus Van Wyak, Dane Coles and Billy Proctor either side of a try from Chiefs replacement Mitch Karpik gave the home side a bonus point victory which keeps their slim title hoes alive at least until Sunday when the Crusaders host the Highlanders.

The Hurricanes currently sit on 21 points from seven matches played while the Crusaders find themselves top of the table with 24 points from six matches played.

The Hurricanes only have one game remaining which means that they will require the Highlanders to knock over the Crusaders in Christchurch tomorrow if they are to carry their title aspirations into the final week of Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020.

The Crusaders lost for the first time in Christchurch in 36 matches when the Hurricanes defeated them in round four of Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020, however as that statistic reflects the Christchurch based outfit does not lose often at home and they head into the clash against the Highlanders as favorites to secure the title.

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If the Highlanders do manage to beat the Crusaders, the Hurricanes need to beat the Highlanders with a bonus point and a big scoreline in their final game of Super Rugby Aotearoa and hope that the Blues beat the Crusaders in both teams final game but not with a bonus point.

The Hurricanes have done their part of the deal and now they need results to go their way if they are to win Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020 in the final weekend of matches.

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