28 Feb 2009

Weepu fires Hurricanes to Super 14 win over Canterbury

7:04 am on 28 February 2009

The Hurricanes have snapped a seven-match Super 14 rugby losing streak against the Crusaders, winning 30-24 in Christchurch with first-five Piri Weepu kicking three penalties and three conversions

The Hurricanes produced their best performance of the season, leading 17-6 at half-time and going out to 30-12 with 20 minutes to go when Ma'a Nonu got their third try.

But the Crusaders scored four tries and picked up a second bonus point for keeping the loss within seven points..

The New South Wales Waratahs made it three from three with a 34-16 win over the Highlanders in Sydney, scoring four tries to one.