Hurricanes players go in on Beauden Barrett after Dane Coles wonder try
We would love to say this is All Black thuggery, or dark arts from Dane Coles. But this was actually just some brilliant banter between the Hurricanes and Beauden Barrett.
The Hurricanes and the Blues enjoyed a fantastic match up this morning as they battled it out in front of a packed out Eden Park on Sunday.
The game was all the spicier after the big storyline that Beauden Barrett would be playing his old club the Hurricanes in a match that would revive Super Rugby in New Zealand for good.
The Hurricanes scored an early try in the match through All Black hooker Dane Coles and he made sure that former Blues player Beauden Barrett remembered that he left the team.
Directly after the try Coles and other teammates got into Barrett with some banter, but it looked pretty intimidating to say the least.
Dane Coles memang unstoppable.
— Amiro (@amiroidrs) June 14, 2020
That Dane Coles try for the @Hurricanesrugby has everything for me thats makes rugby so good. Amazing hands, a hooker running in from 25 yards and scoring 1 handed in the corner and then all the hurricanes players dragging in former team mate @beaudenbarrett into the celebrations
— Richard Thompson (@thomo2703) June 14, 2020
I love how normal it is to see Dane Coles on the wing
— Mik. (@mikster24za) June 14, 2020
Dane Coles is a weapon @Hurricanesrugby
— The King Angelo (@the_king_angelo) June 14, 2020
Coles moment of brilliance in the ball-in-hand was one bright spot in an otherwise troubling day for the Hurricanes pack.
The line out disintegrated under pressure from a stout Blues pack, with Coles having a number of throws stolen and the Hurricanes locks unable to get uncontested jumps.
After a fairly close half, the Blues pulled away early in the second half 27-13 with a try to Dalton Papali’i and two penalty goals to Otere Black.
The former teammates of Barrett made sure they took their chance to give him some banter right in his face after Coles scored his wonder try.
This is what we like to see in our sport. Some lighthearted banter which doesn’t go too far.
In the past Dane Coles has been a bit of a savage with incidents like this so it was good to see a lighter side to him.
Here is the moment the Hurricanes players really got into Barrett.