LIVE BLOG - First Half
TEAM CHANGE: Phil Kite is in line for a potential Queensland and Super Rugby debut, after Markus Vanzati was ruled out of tonight's match due to a calf strain. Sam Talakai will start at loosehead, with Taniela Tupou off the bench to starting tighthead.
4 min | Penalty McIntyre for the Reds, McIntyre misses score remains nil all.
12 min | Still nil all.
14 min | Hurricanes open up the scoring with a try through Julian Savea conversion to come.
16 min | Jordie kick is successful Hurricanes lead 7 nil.
18 min | TJ Perenara crosses for the Hurricanes second try, kick to come.
10 min | Jordie Barrett slots conversion, Hurricanes lead 14 nil.
23 min | Possible Try for the Hurricanes through Beauden Barrett TMO to decide.
23 min | No try, Yellow Card awarded to Negani Laumape, Hurricanes reduced to 14 men.
28 min | TRY!! Reds Kuridrani over in the corner from an offload by Higginbothem. McIntyre conversion unsuccessful Hurricanes lead 14 Reds 5.
33 min | TRY! Higginbotham is over, McIntyre conversion successful Reds trail 14 -12.
HT - Hurricanes lead 14 -12.
Photo: Scott Higginbotham crosses for a try. Credit: Meggie Whitchurch.
LIVE BLOG - Second Half
45 min | Vince Aso is over for the Hurricane to kick off second half, conversion unsuccessful. Hurricanes lead 19 - 12.
48min | SUB: Ready on for Moore.
52 min | Try for the Hurricanes through Mark Abbott, score 24 - 12 kick to come.
53 min | NO TRY. Abbott put his foot into touch. Score remains 19 - 12.
54 min | Possible try to Hurricanes. TMO to decide.
54 min | No try. Hurricanes awarded scrum for original knock on. Score remains 19 - 12 to the Hurricanes.
58 min | SUB Persese on for Hunt.
61 min| SUB Sanday on for Talakai.
65 min | SUB Frisby on for Tuttle.
67 min | Penalty awarded to Hurricanes, Barrett conversion successful. Hurricanes lead 22 -12.
69 min | Penalty to the Reds. Successful kick by McIntyre. Score 22 - 15 to Hurricanes.
71 min | SUB Tui on for Douglas.
72 min | Try to Jordie Barrett takes Hurricanes to 27 - 15, kick to come.
74 min | Barrett converts his own try, Hurricanes lead 29 - 15.
76 min | SUB Kite on for Tupou to make his Super Rugby debut.
78 min | Try for the Hurricanes through Beauden Barrett, conversion unsuccessful score 34 - 15 to the Hurricanes.
FT | Hurricanes 34 Reds 15.
Photo: Samu Kerevi carries the ball into contact. Credit: Sportography.