Milner-Skudder scores a hat-trick in record win
The Hurricanes beat the Melbourne Rebels 71-614:38 Monday 6 March 2017, 14:38 6 Mar 2017
Nehe Milner-Skudder ran in three tries as he returned to the Hurricanes' side which thumped the Melbourne Reberls 71-6 at the "Cake Tin" in Wellington at the weekend.
The speedy winger missed most of the 2016 season through injury but his return will be seen as a boost to the All Blacks ahead of the Lions series later this year.
The Rebels' built an early 6-0 lead before the returning All Black, who started at full-back, opened the scoring for his side in the 16th minute when he raced in in the corner.
Hurricanes' Nehe Milner-Skudder scores a try despite the tackle of Tom English of the Melbourne Rebels
Image: ©INPHO/Photosport/Marty Melville
The Hurricanes' All Black contingent starred with TJ Perenara, Beuden Barrett and Milner-Skudder causing havoc whenever they got hold of the ball and built up a 31-6 at half time lead.
Why not spend your Sunday soaking up the highlights of a good Canes win? Thanks to all the fans who helped get the W https://t.co/RdoAPECoa5— Hurricanes Rugby (@Hurricanesrugby) March 4, 2017
In total, the home side ran in 11 tries to record a 71-6 win over their visitors with Vince Aso (2), Nehe Milner-Skudder (3), Ngani Laumape (2), Matt Proctor, Ardie Savea, Reed Prinsep and Julian Savea all dotting down for the New Zeland side.
The Hurricanes head to Waikato for a domestic derby against the Chiefs this weekend while the Rebels have a bye.
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