A handful of tweaks have been made to the Hurricanes starting line-up ahead of Sunday’s clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.
The Hurricanes are the only side that managed to hand the Crusaders a loss in 2020, breaking their four-year winning streak at home.
New All Black Peter Umaga-Jensen, who came off
Crusaders Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 2 match moved to Sunday
Crusaders v Hurricanes, Round 2 match moved to Sunday, 7 March at 4.35pm
Chiefs v Highlanders Round 2 match to remain on Friday, 5 March at 7.05pm
New Zealand Rugby has announced the Crusaders Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa
Patience and power saw the Blues open their Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 31-16 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Neither side had reason to be happy with the quality of their play, the Hurricanes especially so when on the wrong end of a 12-15 penalty count.
An all-new era begins for the Hurricanes against the Blues on Saturday night as Ardie Savea takes over the captaincy in his 100th match for the side.
Match details: Hurricanes v Blues, Saturday 28 February, 7.05pm, Sky Stadium
Referee: Paul Williams
Won: Hurricanes 18, Blues 16, Drawn 1
Last match: Hurricanes 29, Blues
All the groundwork has been done, injuries have been kept to a minimum and the stage is set for the weekend's first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
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Highlanders coach Tony Brown has what every coach aims for as a result of his side's 35-12 win over the Hurricanes in
With a new skipper at the helm and game-breaking talent stacked throughout the squad, the Hurricanes will be looking to go all the way in Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021.
While the Crusaders and Blues received all the headlines and plaudits in 2020, it cannot be forgotten that the Hurricanes defeated
Ardie Savea has been named as captain of the Hurricanes for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
The experienced loose forward’s first home game in the role on February 27 will double as his 100th cap for the franchise.
Savea says he is honoured to have the opportunity to lead.
Hurricanes 31 Chiefs 18
Achieving their bonus-point win when beating the Chiefs 31-18 in Wellington on Saturday, the Hurricanes kept their hopes alive of taking out the Super Rugby Aotearoa title.
The Chiefs finished the competition without a win, but they were in the game well into the final quarter.
Fullback Jordie Barrett
Last chance for Chiefs
by Lynn McConnell
Beating the bye will be on the Hurricanes' minds as much as their need to defeat the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Aotearoa game in Wellington on Saturday.
In one of the quirks of the competition, no team coming off the bye has won and the
Crusaders 32 Hurricanes 34, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
by Lynn McConnell
Hurricanes' confidence and application was rewarded when they ended the Crusaders' 36-game unbeaten streak at home when claiming a 34-32 win in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Crusaders last lost in round 17 of the 2016 season and the Hurricanes success has kept the