Hurricanes power past Chiefs 39-19

The Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs at Wellington 39-19 and gathered a bonus point due to their six tries scored.

Unlike the first two games, the Hurricanes made less handling errors and converted their opportunities into tries. The Chiefs played well, although own errors condemned them to gather no points today. The Chiefs game, with Muliaina at centre and Sivivatu covering up the full back position shows how important is to avoid injuries early on the season.

I won't cease to repeat what a fabulous third-row the Hurricanes possess. Jerry Collins is simply the best blindside flanker I have ever seen. And today, both Masoe and So'oialo showed how damn good they are. They scored a try a piece and were the leaders at the breakdown.

Next week, the game is in Dunedin. If the Hurricanes win, they will find themselves playing for the semifinals later on. If they don't, it will be a pretty standard season for them.

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