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Hurricanes come from behind to beat the Blues

Published 02/07/2016

Beauden Barrett was on kicking duty for the Hurricanes
Beauden Barrett was on kicking duty for the Hurricanes

Flanker Vaea Fifita scored two second-half tries to boost the Hurricanes' bid for Super Rugby glory as the Blues fell 37-27 at Westpac Stadium.

The visitors had led 27-23 heading into the final 30 minutes, thanks to two scores from Jerome Kaino and one from Kara Pryor, but after succumbing to defeat in Wellington they are out of play-off contention, while the Canes celebrated moving to within two points of Australasian Group leaders the Chiefs.

Canes had dotted down through Reg Goodes and Dane Coles before the break, yet they remained up against it until Fifita went under the sticks in the 56th minute, the Tongan making the points safe with another try eight minutes from time.

Beauden Barrett converted four tries and scored three penalty goals for the hosts while Piers Francis stuck two penalties and converted all three Blues scores.

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