Friday evening’s extraordinary feast of tries between the Hurricanes and the Waratahs in Sydney was nonetheless 25 factors wanting breaking the document for many factors scored in a Tremendous Rugby match.
That 137-point milestone, set in 2010 when the Chiefs edged the Lions 72-65 in a staggering contest in Johannesburg, appears to be like insurmountable.
Nonetheless, the Hurricanes’ 64-48 win over the Waratahs within the opening spherical of Tremendous Rugby Trans-Tasman, with each groups combining for 17 tries and 112 factors, will probably be remembered for years to return.
Maybe not by both workforce’s defence coaches, although.
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Their factors haul on the Sydney Cricket Floor is fifth on Tremendous Rugby’s record for many factors scored in a match since its inception in 1996.
Second, on 118, is the Sharks’ 75-43 demolition of the Highlanders in Durban in 1997; third, on 115, is the Crusaders’ 96-19 rout of the Waratahs in Christchurch in 2002; and fourth, on 114, is the Bulls’ 62-52 win over the Cats in Pretoria in 2005.
The Hurricanes additionally scored 10 tries to the Waratahs’ seven, falling one wanting the document for many tries scored by each groups in a Tremendous Rugby match.
There have been 18 shared between the Chiefs and the Lions of their record-breaking 2010 conflict.
The Highlanders present energy and talent towards the Reds.
It was additionally a document rating between the Hurricanes and the Waratahs. The 112-point match topped the 80 they mixed for in 2004 when the Waratahs received 49-31 subsequent door on the Sydney Soccer Stadium.
Jack Maddocks’ breakaway attempt for the hosts after full-time lifted the match’s factors haul into the highest 5 and one level above two thrashings dished out by the Crusaders.
In two 111-point fixtures, they rolled the Sharks 77-34 in Christchurch on their strategy to one other title in 2005 and hammered the Rebels 85-26 on house turf in 2016.
The Hurricanes have been nicely under essentially the most factors they’ve scored in a match. They achieved that in their 83-17 drubbing of the Sunwolves in Tokyo in 2017.
AT A GLANCE
Hurricanes 64 (Julian Savea 2, Billy Proctor 2, Jordie Barrett, Dane Coles, Brayden Iose, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Pepesana Patafilo, Asafo Aumua tries; Barrett 7 con) Waratahs 48 (Harry Johnson-Holmes 2, Alex Newsome, Angus Bell, Jake Gordon, Lachlan Swinton, Jack Maddocks tries; Ben Donaldson 5 con, pen). HT: 33-24.
Most factors in a Tremendous Rugby match (in all competitions since its inception in 1996)
137: Chiefs 72-65 Lions in Johannesburg, February 2010
118: Sharks 75-43 Highlanders in Durban, March 1997
115: Crusaders 96-19 Waratahs in Christchurch, Might 2002
114: Bulls 62-52 Cats in Pretoria, Might 2005
112: Hurricanes 64-48 Waratahs in Sydney, Might 2021