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Incredible offloads and cracking tries - Super Rugby produced a serious highlights reel this morning

The Hurricanes and Highlanders sparkled in attack as they secured wins against Australian opposition.

SUPER RUGBY JUST keeps on giving.

The opening two rounds of Round 4 were played this morning (Irish time) and the highlights reel was jam-packed.

Stunning offloads, plenty of linebreaks and incredible finishing — and that was just from the forwards.

First up, the Hurricanes showed plenty of attacking flair in a 41-6 victory against the Force. Although the less said about the Western Australian side’s defence, the better.

Tries from All Black hooker Dane Coles, James Marshall, TJ Perenara, Blade Thompson and former NRL star Ngani Laumape saw the Wellington-based franchise storm home in Palmerston North.

Thompson’s try was one for the scrapbooks as the big second row finished off a beautiful, flowing move that began just outside the Canes’s ’22.

In the day’s later kick-off, the Highlanders, the reigning champions, stormed into a 30-0 lead after 55 minutes at the Waratahs thanks to four excellent tries, and 10 points from the boot of Lima Sopoaga.

The Highlanders attack dazzled in Sydney for almost an hour as the hosts struggled to deal with their sublime offloading and precise kick-chasing.

The side from New South Wales responded well in the final quarter though, scoring four tries in 15 minutes, including a hat-trick from replacement back-rower Jed Holloway, to eventually go down 30-26.

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