- By Peter Marriott
Hurricanes v Jaguares: Won 26-23
After this game the Hurricanes aggregate in all matches is 9072 points. They have conceded 8071 points:
the difference is plus 1001 points.
The winning margin was the closest in the four matches played between these two teams so far. In 2016 the Hurricanes won by 18
points, in 2018 they won by 25 points, in 2019 the Jaguares won by eight points: the Hurricanes won this match by three points.
This was the 12th time the Hurricanes have registered a winning margin against all sides of three points.
The Hurricanes have now played 100 matches outside New Zealand. They have won 51 of them and lost 49.
Jordie Barrett played his 50th Super Rugby match. His 12 points took his total to 273 and he is now the sixth highest point scorer in Hurricanes history. He also scored 11 points in the match against the British & Irish Lions in 2017 so his total in all matches is 284. Ahead of him is Jon Preston with 298 points.
Jordie Barrett’s four penalties equals the four he kicked against the Crusaders at Christchurch in 2017.
The Hurricanes four penalties are a new Hurricanes record for the number kicked in a match against the Jaguares. The previous record was one, in 2018 and 2019.
The Hurricanes two tries are the fewest they have scored in four matches against the Jaguares. In 2016 six were scored, in 2018 five, and in 2019 three.
Alex Fidow made his first appearance of the season. It is just his fifth match for the Hurricanes, he having made his debut in 2018 against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires. He appeared just once that year and three times last year. He has come off the bench on all five occasions. His try was his first.
Fidow’s try was the first for the Hurricanes in 2020 and came after 151 minutes of play this year.
Jamie Booth scored his first try for the Hurricanes, in his 13th match appearance.
Isaia Walker-Leawere made his first appearance in 2020.
A total of 12 players have started both matches this year but only Wes Goosen, Ben Lam, Ngani Laumape and Reed Prinsep have played the maximum of 160 minutes.
For just the fourth time in Hurricanes history, three different players were successful in kicking a goal. The first occasion was against the Waratahs at Wellington in the 2006 Semifinal: Jimmy Gopperth, David Holwell and Piri Weepu kicked at least one goal each and in the next match (the Final against the Crusaders in Christchurch) they did so again. In 2020 against The Force in Wellington, Aaron Cruden, Willie Ripia and Piri Weepu all kicked goals.
TJ Perenara made his 121st start to equal Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu for most starts in matches for the Hurricanes. All of Perenara’s starts have been at Halfback and all of Smiths were at Centre. Nonu’s 121 starts were in three different positions: 23 on the Wing, 29 at Centre, and 69 at Second Five-Eighth. Perenara’s next start will give him the outright record.
Tyrel Lomax, Asafo Aumua and Fraser Armstrong became the 72nd different front row combination to start
a match for the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes overall match record: Played 336, Won 191, Lost 139, Drawn six.