Hore: I wanted to prove something

20:43, Mar 19 2012
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TJ Perenara is tackled by Hosea Gear of the Highlanders.
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TJ Perenara is tackled by Kade Poki.
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Hurricanes players react after losing last night.
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James Broadhurst trys to storm through a tackle.
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Conrad Smith gets ready to tackle Colin Slade.
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Cory Jane prepares to offload the ball.
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TJ Perenara and Tamati Ellison clash.
Conrad Smith and Colin Slade scramble for the ball.
Conrad Smith and Colin Slade scramble for the ball.
TJ Perenara tackles Kade Poki.
TJ Perenara tackles Kade Poki.
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Highlanders player Tamati Ellison is tackled with the ball against the Hurricanes.
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Beauden Barrett makes a kick against the Highlanders.
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Members of the Hurricanes supporters group The Flying Squad cheer on the team.
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Cory Jane scores a try for the Hurricanes.

Former Hurricanes captain Andrew Hore said he wanted to prove something to his former team when he played against them for the Highlanders.

The new Highlanders hooker spent 10 years in Wellington but Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett let him go at the end of last year.

"I won't lie - it was pretty motivating to get out there and prove to them I still had some footy left in me," Hore told the Otago Daily Times.

"The team stuck in there and we won ugly, but we won and that was the main thing," Hore said.

"You play in a team for 10 years and lose a lot of sweat for them and gain a lot of respect, really.

"But they could have snuck [in] there with the win in the end but we hung in there."

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A defiant Hurricanes side lost 19-17 at home to the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

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