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Conrad Smith finished off a sizzling Hurricanes try against the Rebels
The New Zealand international centre got on the end of a move sparked by Andre Taylor’s counter-attack.

THE HURRICANES MOVED up to second in the New Zealand conference of Super Rugby with their 25-15 win over the Melbourne Rebels this morning.

Beauden Barrett’s 20 points from the tee were crucial, while the ever-improving out-half also provided an accurate cross-field kick in the magnificent build up to Conrad Smith’s second-half try.

The move was sparked by the daring counter-attack of fullback Andre Taylor, who has rediscovered his excellent form of 2012. Skip to the 1.49 mark in the video below for the start of the passage of scintillating play that ended with Smith dotting down.

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