ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Jul 27, 2016

TJ Perenara big bump on opposite number sets up great Hurricanes try

The Hurricanes blew the Sharks away in Wellington, scoring six tries to win 41-0 and set up a home Super Rugby semi final. Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara were outstanding, so here is a quick look at a stand out moment from Perenara, as he dominated his opposite number.

The domination was not just in overall gameplay, as former Toulon scrumhalf Michael Claasens was on the receiving end of a powerful home side performance, giving him little chance to shine on a day that the weather disrupted the visitors’ game, and they offered little by way of variety.

With a good forward platform, Hurricanes halfback Perenara made key decisions, scoring a try himself and setting up this one for Jason Woodward, after a poor clearance kick by the Sharks.

In was the kind of attacking mindset, sparked by James Marshall, that often sets the New Zealand Super Rugby teams apart from the others in the competition.

“When guys are in form, they see the game so clearly and a lot of his option taking is because of that, because he’s confident,” said Hurricanes legend Christain Cullen of Perenara post match. 

“You see the game in front of you, it opens up, and they take it [the opportunity]. That’s what he did tonight, making good decisions.”

After the game Perenara was interviewed and after praising all of his teammates, and his forwards, the focus shifted to his performance and him possibly being Man of the Match. Humble as ever, he refused to acknowledge his own game, deflecting the focus.

“Again, that comes down to the boys who put us in good positions. Without our forwards and the hard work up front we have no time and no space out there, so without them doing the hard work and being physical for us, we’ve got nothing to do. So again, credit to them.”

With Aaron Smith such a dominant force for the All Blacks, it’s easy to forget that Perenara is hot on his heels, offering a different style of play but one that can be equally effective.

Those two may just meet in the final of the tournament, if the ‘Canes can see off the Chiefs, and the Highlanders beat the Lions in Johannesburg. Both semi finals take place on Saturday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Slow motion footage of INSANE Fiji try vs...

  • 29 WEEKS AGO

    Classic Welsh tries vs All Blacks will have...

  • 30 WEEKS AGO

    Electric Reinach embarrasses 108kg number...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 13 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fans not happy with another ‘appalling’ red card tackle in Super Rugby

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 118 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tom Dunn drops bombshell after Bath humiliation this weekend

View All