Henry Taefu of Moana Pasifika celebrates (Getty).
Moana Pasifika secured a historic first win in Super Rugby after coming from behind against the Hurricanes to force extra time and secure the winning try via the golden point rule.
It was a match the Canes will certainly feel they should have won had it not been for too many basic errors, while Moana Pasifika will look to their superb defence which kept them in the game until the very end despite having much less possession to work with.
When a late try from Solomone Funaki allowed the Samoans to tie up the scores and force extra time, a sensational five-pointer from Danny Toala saw them claim an incredible 24-19 win.
84 minutes on the clock, 19-19 against the Hurricanes and Moana Pasifika give us one of the great moments in Super Rugby history ?? pic.twitter.com/lHQr9xTop7
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Things had started well for the Kiwis when a couple of early penalties put them on the front foot and deep into opposition territory.
From line-out ball, Peter Umaga-Jensen put Jordie Barrett through into a gap, with the fullback running a great angle to flummox two defenders and score. Barrett converted his own try to put the Canes 7-0 up.
The Samoans continued to fall foul of the referee’s whistle as the
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