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You're the analyst: What's your view on this Hurricanes try?

Tell us what went right and wrong for this try in last weekend’s Super Rugby action.

THE HURRICANES RAN in six tries in torrid weather conditions as they beat the Sharks 41-0 over the weekend to earn a Super Rugby semi-final at home against the Chiefs.

TJ Perenara was superb at scrum-half for the Wellington-based franchise and provided the assist for this James Marshall try in the first half.


You may have read some of our analysis here on The42, but now we want you to take up the analyst’s role.

We’re starting with this relatively straightforward nine-second passage of play today in what we hope will become a regular feature, so let us know your take on the action.

What went wrong in the Sharks’ defence to allow Marshall to cross the whitewash? We’re never looking to spark a witch hunt with our analysis, instead attempting to learn what the defensive team might have done better. Where might Gary Gold’s side look for improvement in this instance?


There are two sides to every coin in a rugby match, of course, so what of the attack?

What did the Hurricanes do well in this example to allow them to cross for five points? Again, the intention here is to learn – although this time from what went right for the attacking side.


Leave your views on the score in the comments section below and we’ll add our own view on Thursday.

Sometimes there’s not a definitively correct ‘answer’ in these situations, so feel free to venture your reading of the incident that resulted in Marshall dotting down.

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