Fifth-choice halfback Logan Henry experienced a dream debut for the Hurricanes, scoring the decisive try with his just second touch in Super Rugby Pacific to secure a narrow 21-14 win over the Highlanders at Sky Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.
The Manawatū product was a late inclusion to the Hurricanes squad, promoted to the bench on Friday after starting halfback Jamie Booth was ruled out with a knee injury.
Ardie Savea’s side celebrate their return home with a win over the southern men.
With Booth sidelined, it meant the Hurricanes were without all three of their contracted halfbacks as they were already missing TJ Perenara and Cam Roigard. Richard Judd was handed a start in the No. 9 jersey.
Henry does not even have a profile on the Hurricanes website but he has been training with the squad as injury cover since pre-season and with three players out through injury, he finally got his opportunity.
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He dived over to score in the 69th minute after combining with another substitute, Peter Umaga-Jensen. Umaga-Jensen got around the outside of Scott Gregory and popped an inside ball for the unlikely try-scorer, who threw the ball to the sky in
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