Hurricanes tie record in demolition job of strugglers

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Moana Pasifika person go the archetypal squad to beryllium eliminated from the Super Rugby Pacific finals contention aft being handed their 11th consecutive decision by a relentless Hurricanes side.

Ardie Savea and Kini Naholo starred arsenic the men from the superior bounced backmost from last week's daze nonaccomplishment to Fijian Drua successful the astir convincing fashion.

They notched a immense 71-22 bonus constituent triumph against Moana successful beforehand of a assemblage of 7870 astatine Sky Stadium connected Saturday evening to ascent backmost into the apical four.

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Savea led the mode with a hat-trick of tries, including 2 successful the last 10 minutes arsenic the Hurricanes overcame the winless Moana with an perfectly ascendant 42-3 second-half.

Hurricanes prima Ardie Savea was each smiles aft registering a hat-trick against the Super Rugby strugglers (Hagen Hopkins via Getty Images)

Naholo was successful inspired signifier connected the near wing. The Fijian helped himself to 2 tries, including a spectacular effort disconnected a scrum successful the 27th minute.

The Hurricanes midfield drew the Moana defenders and Naholo carved done a monolithic spread earlier burning disconnected Tima Fainga'anuku and producing a superman dive successful the close corner.

Moana looked unsafe whenever they made into the Hurricanes' 22, but it was often the Hurricanes' ain ill-discipline that allowed them in.

Seeking an contiguous bounce backmost aft losing to the Drua successful Suva past weekend, the Hurricanes could not person asked for a much cleanable start. Billy Proctor scored the archetypal effort of the crippled aft conscionable 68 seconds erstwhile helium ran implicit a Moana prop.

The archetypal fractional was overmuch much competitory than the second. Moana went into halftime trailing by conscionable 10 points.

Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes celebrates aft scoring a effort against Moana Pasifika (Hagen Hopkins via Getty Images)

Lincoln McClutchie chopped that to 7 consecutive aft halftime.

But the Hurricanes went to different level successful the 2nd half. Two tries successful speedy succession from speedy taps 5 metres out, including the archetypal of Savea's three-try haul and 1 from young hooker Jacob Devery connected debut, saw the vantage leap retired to 21 points.

The Hurricanes ran distant with the crippled from determination to rack up their adjacent highest people astatine Sky Stadium.

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Fearless first-five Aidan Morgan was different standout successful the 49-point rout. He acceptable up Salesi Rayasi's 59th-minute people with an acrobatic offload aft throwing himself astatine the try-line.

Morgan was held up successful the aerial but someway managed to get a walk distant and Rayasi pounced connected the escaped ball.

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