SBW still a chance for two tests

Jul 27, 2012 Sonny Bill Williams in action against Ireland. Photo / Greg Bowker Sonny Bill Williams may yet be asked to play in the first two tests of the Rugby Championship. Injuries to Richard Kahui and Conrad Smith have weakened New Zealand's midfield options and NZRU CEO Steve Tew's confirmed Williams

Smith to miss start of Rugby Championship

25/07/2012 DEAN PEMBERTON/Fairfax NZ EYE SURGERY: Hurricanes' captain Conrad Smith in action against the Chiefs. The All Blacks' midfield stocks have taken a further blow with Conrad Smith sidelined for around six weeks following eye surgery. Smith will miss the first phase of the Rugby Championship which kicks off with a Bledisloe Cup test

Smith to lead Hurricanes out for first game

Conrad Smith, Fri 18th Feb 2011 at Westpac StadiumThe Hurricanes have today confirmed Conrad Smith will lead the team out for their round one Investec Super Rugby clash against the Stormers this Sunday (NZT). This will be Smith’s 67th cap as a Hurricane, but his first as the team’s new captain.

Forgotten Hurricanes reach for limited goals

Regain respect. Restore some pride. These are realistic targets for the Hurricanes, who embark on a self-inflicted rebuild of epic proportions. Talk of last year's turmoil has been muzzled. Don't mention the ugly public spat. A bunker mentality has been instilled. This is reflected from the top, with chief executive James Te Puni