Ngani Laumape scores in last game as Hurricanes keep slim finals hopes alive
France-bound midfielder Ngani Laumape scored in his final game for the Hurricanes, against the Reds at Sky Stadium.
The Hurricanes will be hoping two of the Blues, Highlanders and Crusaders lose their final games of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman after doing their bit by beating the Reds 43-14 at Sky Stadium on Friday to move top of the table.
Departing All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape scored the opening try and had a hand in the team’s second before receiving a standing ovation towards the end of the game as Jason Holland’s men kept their faint finals hopes alive with a bonus point win over the Super Rugby AU champions.
But there will be some real concern at All Blacks HQ ahead of the upcoming international season after Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea limped off with another injury 10 minutes into the second half.
Savea winced in pain as he collided with a Reds player in a tackle and looked to have suffered a recurrence of injury to his left knee that kept him out for most of the Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign. …
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