Monday, April 1, 2019

Super Rugby Round 7 WRap



Super Rugby Round 7 WRap: 3.30-31, By the Numbers
5-from-6 Road Warrior wins this week!

2              groundings for travelers 15, David Havili, and 12 by 10, Richie Mo’unga on 3-and-2 off his shoe and Crusaders rebounded from last week’s loss in  OZ with a convincing, 32-8 victory over hosts, Hurricanes;

3              lead changes the charm for a rapacious SunWolves squad on the trot at Waratahs up the coast from Sydney in Newcastle as visitors made a 2-point, 17-15 halftime advantage a 31-29 result; hat trick for ‘Wolves Fijian flyer, Semisi Masirewa; perfect punting for 11 by travelers 10, Hayden Parker, on 4-and-1, the last conversion the measure of separation at the end of the day, while a missed conversion by the ‘Tahs their bane;

14           for Blues 10, Otere Black, on a triple of 3 conversions, 1 penalty and 1 try against only 3 Stormers sticksplitters and Auckland are on a run of 3 and into the last playoff spot just now after 24-9 joy at home in Eden Park; only home Super Rugby squad to triumph this time out;

2              for league-leading try-scorer and just turned 22 years old Rebels flyer, Jack Maddocks, and 12 for veteran standoff, Quade Cooper, on 3-and-2 from his shoe and Melbourne has maybe the right ratio of age to experience and they’re on top of the Australian Conference right now after 32-13 road victory over Reds in Queensland;

2              also the instances of drawn scores at 3-all in the first-40 and 16s at ’71 in the second stanza made for rousing rugby at Kings Park; a 79th minute penalty struck by Springbok and Bulls 10, Handre Pollard, the difference as El Toros got the important road victory over Sharks, 19-16;

20           by Chiefs form 15, Damian McKenzie, and a grounding by 9, Te Tahuriorangi, enabled the comeback win in Buenos Aires; 4 lead changes and a brace of drawn scores at 3s and 20s made for the excitement as El Jefes topped Jaguares at Estadio Amalfitani Saturday evening, 30-27; 
               
Brumbies, Highlanders and Lions  on the bye






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