Slipper: Reds can withstand Hurricanes

Vince Rugari   Luck has completely deserted the Queensland Reds this season but captain James Slipper senses their fortunes may have finally turned.

Hurricanes' non-All Blacks are just as dangerous for Waratahs

Paul Cully

Paul Cully   The Hurricanes are stacked with Test stars but the Waratahs will have to do more than just shut the big names down.

Hurricanes make it seven straight

Still got it: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes makes a break.

Competition leaders the Hurricanes have been forced to dig deep to hold out the Stormers 25-20 in Wellington and extend their winning start to the Super Rugby season to seven matches.

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Rebels fail to capitalise on possession

Caught: Rebel Mitch Inman is tackled by Motu Matu'u in the loss to the Hurricanes.

Toby Robson   It wasn’t quite the celebration the Hurricanes envisioned in front of their home crowd, but when you’ve won six straight the spectacle can be forgiven.

Hurricanes win scrappy Super Rugby game over Highlanders in Dunedin

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 20: Maa Nonu of the Hurricanes moves the ball despite the attempted tackle of Malakain Fekitoa of the Highlanders during the round six Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 20, 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Nathan Burdon   With so much X-factor under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the Highlanders' Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes, the only certainty was that no-one would be going home early.

Coles out of Highlanders clash

Out: Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles.

Hooker Dane Coles will miss Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin, but two other All Blacks will return to the Hurricanes' starting line-up.

Hurricanes inflict more pain on Blues

Still got it: Ma'a Nonu evades Charles Piutau of the Blues.

Julian Savea scored two second-half tries as his unbeaten Hurricanes heaped more pressure on the Blues with a 30-23 Super Rugby win in Palmerston North.

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Hurricanes thump Western Force in Perth

Eye-catching: Julian Savea goes over for a try that was later disallowed.

All Blacks winger Julian Savea scored a brilliant solo try to inspire the Hurricanes to a 42-13 bonus-point victory over the Western Force in Friday night's Super Rugby clash in Perth.

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Force v Hurricanes

nib Stadium, Perth Friday 10pm (AEST)

Two from two for Canes

He's back: All Blacks centreMa'a Nonu pulled on a Hurricanes jersey for the first time since 2011.

Toby Robson   Fingertip proves the difference as the Hurricanes hold on for win over the Bulls in Pretoria.

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Hurricanes hang tough for win

Committed defence: Mark Abbott of the Hurricanes latches on to Robert Kruger of the Lions.

Toby Robson   Winning start for new coach as Super Rugby franchise gets its first season opening win since 2010.

TJ Perenara pulls off 'ridiculous' kick

Technique: TJ Perenara celebrates his wonder-shot.

The Hurricanes won't have to look far if their regular goalkickers lose their groove this year.

Blues take win but Canes show promise

Lolagi Visinia of the Blues runs the ball.

Liam Napier   John Kirwan's men took the result but not the spoils with a 32-29 win in Albany today.

Family comes first for All Black Ma'a Nonu

Family first: Hurricanes midfielder Ma'a Nonu will skip the start of the season to await the birth of his third child.

Toby Robson   Ma'a Nonu will skip the Hurricanes' season-opener against the Lions as he stays home in Wellington to await the birth of his third child.

Crusaders go down despite Carter cameo

Dan Carter made a return for the Crusaders.

Toby Robson   Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.


Chiefs revive Super Rugby hopes with win over Hurricanes

Back on track: Ben Tameifuna carts the ball up for the Chiefs towards Hurricanes forward Ardie Savea at Waikato Stadium.

The Chiefs snapped a three-match losing streak to keep their Super Rugby hopes alive with a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Friday.

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Hurricanes down Crusaders with Blade Thomson sharp in attack

Blade Thomson tries to make a break for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders.

Lock Blade Thomson provided the finish to two counter-attacks to help the Hurricanes keep their Super Rugby play-off hopes alive with a 16-9 win over the Crusaders in Wellington.


Conrad Smith out for up to six weeks with broken thumb

Injury blow: Conrad Smith of the All Blacks.

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has been ruled out of the third Test against England and is likely to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby season after he broke his thumb in the 28-27 victory over Stuart Lancaster's side in Dunedin on Saturday.


Jerome Kaino leads Blues to win over Hurricanes

Luke Braid of the Blues charges forward during the round 16 Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

Jerome Kaino boomed out his All Blacks credentials as the Blues dealt the Hurricanes' Super Rugby playoff hopes a blow with a 37-24 win in Auckland.



Chiefs slip from top six with humiliating loss to Hurricanes

On the way up: Hurricanes players celebrate a try against the Chiefs.

Toby Robson   Super Rugby's defending champions, the Chiefs, suddenly have some work to do after toppling out of the top six with a 45-8 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday night.

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