Hurricanes Edge Out Chiefs with Late Penalty in Super Rugby Nail-Biter

Jordie Barrett scored two tries, while Brett Cameron contributed with two conversions and two penalties for the Hurricanes, totaling 33 points. Meanwhile, the Chiefs managed to score 17 points with tries from Emoni Narawa and Wallace Sititi, both converted by Damian McKenzie, who also added a penalty.

In a thrilling match, Brett Cameron proved to be the hero for the Hurricanes as he calmly slotted a crucial 40m penalty in the penultimate minute. This victory keeps the Hurricanes in contention for the top spot in Super Rugby Pacific.

With this win, the Hurricanes briefly topped the ladder, leading by one point ahead of the Blues, who were set to face the Crusaders in Christchurch. The outcome seemed uncertain until the last minute when Cameron’s penalty secured the victory for the Hurricanes.

Although the Hurricanes now hope for a Chiefs win against the Blues, the Waikato franchise is likely to finish in fourth place.

The Chiefs made a strong start at home, capitalizing on penalties and even forcing a sin-binning. However, the Hurricanes fought back with impressive plays, including a remarkable try by Numia and a strategic move leading to Barrett’s try just before halftime.

Despite the Chiefs’ efforts to narrow the gap in the second half, the Hurricanes held their ground, ultimately sealing the victory with Cameron’s decisive penalty.

Looking ahead, the Hurricanes will play their final regular-season game against the Highlanders at Sky Stadium next Saturday. However, their finishing position and quarterfinal opponent remain uncertain. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will face the Blues, and the Brumbies will take on the Rebels later in the round.

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