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Wednesday Apr 8, 2015

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 8 of Super Rugby

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 8 of Super Rugby
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The Fox Sports Shortball highlights from Round 8 of Super Rugby are as entertaining as ever, including a Beauden Barrett wonder try, more players seeing red, and some monster hits along the way. 

After another weekend of thrilling rugby, the Hurricanes notched up their seventh win of the season to remain unbeaten and spark conjecture that they could go undefeated for the year.

As the Wellington side held off a Stormers comeback to win 25-20, the talking point was Beauden Barrett’s potential try of the season. Despite the fly-half getting the credit for the score, the 5-pointer will go down as one of the all time great team tries in Super Rugby.

James Horwill was red-carded and has subsequently been banned for one week following his forearm hit. His infringement cost his team dearly as The Rebels made use of their man advantage, beating the Reds 23-15 for their first home win of 2015. 

Despite having Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Steyn currently serving bans, the Sharks were unable to maintain their discipline and Jean Deysel picked up a seven week suspension for kneeing an opposition player in the head.

To add insult to injury the Sharks were drubbed 52-10 by the Crusaders, who played part of the match with only 12 men for successive yellow-card offences of their own.

The Lions kept faith with their attack in Johannesburg and defeated the Bulls in the final play of the game, moving them up to 10th on the table as they got their fourth win of 2015.

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3 Comments

  • drg
    3:53 PM 10/04/2015

    Was Horwill red carded for hitting his own player in the face/forehead or the swinging arm on the opposition player... or both?

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  • 1:36 AM 10/04/2015

    Love the cards, keep the players honest!

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  • stroudos
    2:04 PM 09/04/2015

    There seems to be a hell of a lot of violence being dished out in Super Rugby so far this season.......

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