Rugby-Hurricanes keep slim Super final hopes alive with Reds rout

June 11 (Reuters) - The Wellington Hurricanes remain in the hunt for a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final after claiming a record 43-14 home win over the Queensland Reds on Friday.

The Hurricanes' bonus-point win at Wellington Regional Stadium put them top of the table on 21 points, but they must rely on other results going their way to reach the decider.

The Auckland Blues (19 points), the Otago Highlanders (18) and Canterbury Crusaders (18) can all leapfrog the Hurricanes with victories over Australian opponents this weekend.

Hooker Dane Coles grabbed a brace of tries for the Hurricanes, who posted their biggest winning margin against the Australian champion Reds.

The eliminated Reds finished the inaugural Trans-Tasman tournament with a 1-4 losing record.

The Highlanders play the ACT Brumbies in Canberra later on Friday. (Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

06/11/2021 9:14

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