Canes weather the storm

first_imgLaumape’s second try was the result of an audacious chip-pass from All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett about 15 metres out from his own line and with flanker Brad Shields in the sinbin as the home side weathered a relentless Stormers attack.Fullback Jordie Barrett also crossed twice, while Julian Savea, Cory Jane and Beauden Barrett grabbed tries for the home side.Stormers’ replacement hooker Ramone Samuels scored the visitors only try with fullback SP Marais slotting four penalties, while flyhalf Robert du Preez kicked a penalty and conversion before he went off injured.The Stormers had suffered heavy defeats to the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders over the last two weeks but limited their game to a battle among the forwards on Friday.Captain Siya Kolisi drove his side over the advantage line, marshalled their fringe defence and upset the quick ball the Hurricanes thrive on.All four of the Hurricanes first half tries came from well-placed kicks with Beauden Barrett providing three chip-passes out to the flanks where Jane, his brother Jordie and Savea all scored.Jordie Barrett’s first try also came from a grubber kick by scrumhalf TJ Perenara, however the fullback had to strip the ball from Stormers number eight Nizaam Carr and force it just before the deadball line.The South Africans refused to let the home side get too far in front with replacement hooker Samuels, on for the sinbinned Mbongeni Mbonambi, crashing over from an attacking lineout drive.They further capitalised on some poor discipline from the home side late in the first half when Marais took over goalkicking duties from the injured du Preez and slotted two penalties to reduce the gap to 22-16 at the break.The Stormers built on their momentum after the interval with Marais kicking two more long-range penalties to level the score.Laumape then smashed his way over after the Hurricanes scrum had destroyed the Stormers in the midfield and Perenara took a quick penalty to give them some fast ball and field position.With Shields in the sinbin for deliberately collapsing a rolling maul, the Stormers were in with a chance of snatching a morale boosting win while trailing 27-22 and hot on attack.The Hurricanes, however, turned the ball over and Barrett again kicked wide to set up Laumape’s second try.Photo: Photosport Ngani Laumape celebrates his try.last_img read more

BOMB ALERT AT ANNAGRY GARDA STATION

first_imgANNAGRY Garda Station has been sealed off today after a bomb alert.The station – due to be closed by Justice Minister Alan Shatter – was evacuated for a time while Army explosives experts examined a suspicious object.Gardai arriving for duty this morning discovered a suspicious object and left the station, believing it may be an explosive device. A decision was taken to call in the military.However it was later found not to be a bomb and a follow-up operation is underway.A Garda spokesman said: “The object was removed and found not to be harmful.”Our picture shows Army technical officers at the scene.  BOMB ALERT AT ANNAGRY GARDA STATION was last modified: January 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOMB ALERT AT ANNAGRY GARDA STATIONlast_img read more