Cape Town – The Hurricanes showed glimpses of their class in thrashing the Force in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Palmerston North on Friday.
The Hurricanes won 41-6 after leading 10-3 at half-time.
The Hurricanes scored six tries through hooker Dane Coles, fullback James Marshall, scrumhalf TJ Perenara, lock Blade Thomson, centre Ngani Laumape and Ardie Savea. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett was on target with four conversions and a penalty.
The Force replied with two penalties by flyhalf Peter Grant.
The Hurricanes picked up a full-house of five points for their victory, while the Force left empty-handed.
In next weekend’s Round 5 action, the Hurricanes host the Kings in Wellington (Friday, March 25 at 08:35), while the Force travel to Waikato to play the Chiefs (Saturday, March 26 at 08:35).
Tries: Dane Coles, James Marshall, TJ Perenara, Blade Thomson, Ngani Laumape, Ardie Savea
Conversions: Beauden Barrett (4)
Penalties: Peter Grant (2)
15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Mark Abbott, 4 Blade Thomson, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Chris Eves
Substitutes: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Loni Uhila, 18 Ben May, 19 Michael Fatialofa, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Willis Halaholo, 23 Jason Woodward
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Solomoni (Junior Rasolea), 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson, 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan
Substitutes: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Heath Tessmann, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Sitiveni Mafi, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Albert Nikoro