New Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea

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While humble in his self-assessment, new Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea will steel himself by having solid leadership around him, as he steps up into his new role in 2021. Savea says he is honoured to have the opportunity to lead. “This is getting out of my comfort zone, but I feel like this is a time […] READ MORE




2017 Hurricanes Set For Action

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott MacLean. 2016 was banner year for the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise, putting the ‘crushing disappointment’ of losing the 2015 final on their home turf to the Highlanders behind them. They did that to finally take their maiden title, beating the Emirates Lions 20-3 in the decider at Westpac Stadium, […] READ MORE


Super Rugby: Hurricanes Charge Into Final

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The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 25-9 to charge into the Super Rugby final with a complete shut out performance. It will be the second time that the Hurricanes will host a final in successive seasons, but they first had to work through a Chiefs side that refused to give up for the full 80-minutes. Outscoring […] READ MORE


All Blacks Will Rely On Experience

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With six new caps in the All Blacks squad for the three-test series against Wales, selectors will no doubt be under pressure to throw some of the ‘young standouts from Super Rugby’ into the mix sooner rather than later, but expect the World Cup winning coach to go with the tried and trusted first. All […] READ MORE


Wales React to New Zealand Squad Announcement

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The New Zealand squad was one awaited on with baited breath in Wales, but is it a squad to be feared or loved? Robert Rees looks closely at the 2016 side. New Zealand Squad Announcement There are six new caps named among the 32-man playing squad. With this group also includes two extra injury replacements; Tom […] READ MORE



Youth and Experience in First All Blacks Squad Of 2016

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Youngsters performing well in Super Rugby have been rewarded with a spot in the All Blacks ahead of the three-test series against Wales in June. With the All Blacks squad announced, the focus now moves from the press conference to the training field and soon, the venues that will host Wales in New Zealand (NZ) Kieran […] READ MORE