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Hurricanes blow Western Force away

Published 19/04/2013

The Hurricanes beat Western Force in Wellington on Friday
The Hurricanes beat Western Force in Wellington on Friday

The Hurricanes bounced back from last week's disappointment to claim an impressive 22-16 win over the Western Force in Wellington.

After being kept try-less by the Blues at Eden Park last week the Hurricanes rediscovered some of their attacking mojo as prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen, flanker Brad Shields and fly-half Tusi Pisi crossed the whitewash.

Although they outscored the Force three tries to one, it still wasn't a truly convincing performance as they gave away too many penalties and struggled to get out of the own half - particularly in the second half. Alby Mathewson's try for the Force midway through the second spell gave the visitors some hope, but the Hurricanes were able to hang on even with the sin-binning of James Broadhurst.

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