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Hurricanes Lead Super Rugby, Stormers Beat Act Brumbies - Yahoo News

The Hurricanes scored tries through winger Cory Jane and captain Conrad Smith. "I was impressed with the composure," Smith said. "We were always calm when we were behind our posts, and we knew we'd worked on things right." The small crowd included Britain's Prince Harry, in New Zealand on a short official visit. The Force, playing with only 14 men in the thrush blisters final stages after captain Matt Hodgson was sent off in the 70th, posted just their second win, both of them against the Waratahs. Hodgson crossed for the Force, as did halfback Ryan Louwrens.
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Hurricanes down Sharks to extend Super rugby lead - Yahoo News

George Clooney Proves Quite the Family Man at The United States has the bald eagle; France, the rooster; India, the peacock; Brazil, the rufous-bellied thrush. The United Kingdom, however, has no bird as a national emblem. Tens of thousands have voted in the online poll for their favorite from a list of 10.
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Rugby Union-Hurricanes down Sharks to extend Super rugby lead - Yahoo News

George Clooney Proves Quite the Family Man at View photo A Robin stands in the snow in Bramall Park in Manchester, northern England, December 1, 2010. The snow LONDON (Reuters) - British voters thrush treatment adults will set the tone for the future on Thursday by choosing a national bird. Unlike the United States, which has the bald eagle, France, the rooster, and Brazil, the rufous-bellied thrush, the United Kingdom has no official bird as its symbol. A vote in the 1960s found the robin - he/she of the snowy Christmas card - to be Britain's favourite ornithological representative. An online poll seeking to test that closes on Thursday. Sixty "candidates" have been whittled down to 10 - the robin, puffin, hen harrier, red kite, mute swan, barn owl, blackbird, blue tit, and wren. The pecking order will be known on Friday, around the time results from that other election appear. (Reporting by Jeremy Gaunt)
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Britons vote - for their national bird - Yahoo News

The New Zealanders chalked up their 10th win from 11 matches this season and picked up their eighth bonus point but had to do it the online hard way in a match where the lead repeatedly changed hands. Trailing 24-21 with eight minutes to go, the Hurricanes regained the lead when lock Jeremy Thrush scored a try in the corner. James Marshall missed the attempted conversion but landed two late penalties to deny the Sharks a bonus point at Westpac Stadium, where Britain's Prince Harry was watching from the stands. The Hurricanes went into the match without several key players, including All Blacks Julian Savea and TJ Perenara, and immediately fell behind when Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis scored the opening try in the fifth minute. The Hurricanes got back on track with tries from wing Cory Jane and centre Conrad Smith to lead 14-10 at halftime but the visitors surged ahead again with a try from winger S'bura Sithole. Replacement prop Reggie Goodes gave the Hurricanes the lead again when he burrowed his way over from close range before the Sharks hit back with a well-worked try from wing Odwa Ndungane.
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Britons Flock to Choose National Bird

The New Zealanders chalked up their 10th win from 11 matches this season and picked up their eighth bonus point but had to do it the hard way in a match where the lead repeatedly changed hands. Trailing 24-21 with eight minutes to go, the Hurricanes regained the lead when lock Jeremy Thrush scored a try in the corner. James Marshall missed the attempted conversion but landed two late penalties to deny the Sharks a bonus point at Westpac Stadium, where Britain's Prince Harry was watching from the stands. The Hurricanes went into the match without several key players, including All Blacks Julian Savea and TJ Perenara, and immediately fell behind when Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis scored the opening try in the fifth minute. The Hurricanes got back on track with tries from wing Cory Jane and centre Conrad Smith to lead 14-10 at halftime but the visitors surged ahead again with a try from winger S'bura Sithole. Replacement prop Reggie Goodes gave the Hurricanes the lead again when he burrowed his way over from close range before the Sharks hit back with a well-worked try from wing Odwa Ndungane.
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