Hurricanes, Blues both bag 47 points in big Super wins

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The Hurricanes have continued their perfect start to the Super Rugby Pacific season with a sixth successive victory.

They enjoyed a seven-try 47-12 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday, though victory may have come at great cost with a serious leg injury suffered by Cam Roigard, one of the stand-out players in the competition.

The halfback was one of seven different try-scorers for the visitors.

"We knew we had to start well and that is what we did in that first half, which is very pleasing," Hurricanes centre Jordie Barrett said.

"We are thinking of Cam, it is a massive blow for us and it will take its toll on our team. He is an unbelievable player."

TJ Perenara came off the bench to replace Roigard and to play a record 154th match for the Hurricanes. He scored his 60th Super Rugby try, joining Israel Folau in second place on the all-time list, one try behind former Hurricanes winger Julian Savea.

The Hurricanes top the table after six rounds with 27 points ahead of the ACT Brumbies and Blues (both on 22).

The Aucklanders followed up last week's win over the Crusaders by easing to a bonus-point 47-8 victory over Moana Pasifika.

The game was a "home" match for Moana Pasifika but played on the Blues' home ground at Eden Park.

All Blacks winger Mark Telea scored a hat-trick of tries and Stephen Perofeta put 17 points on the board in a comprehensive win, their fifth from six matches this season.

Winger Caleb Clark, centre Bryce Heem, five-eighth Stephen Perofeta and halfback Finlay Christie also touched down as backs scored all of the Blues' points.

"This game wasn't going to be easy. They're a tough side, they're a lot of our brothers and we grew up playing with them, so we always knew this was going to be a tough match," Blues back-rower Akira Ioane said.

With AP.