12:33 AM 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.
nib Stadium, Perth Friday 10pm (AEST)
Toby Robson Winning start for new coach as Super Rugby franchise gets its first season opening win since 2010.
The Hurricanes won't have to look far if their regular goalkickers lose their groove this year.
Liam Napier John Kirwan's men took the result but not the spoils with a 32-29 win in Albany today.
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.
Toby Robson Dan Carter's bright half hour wasn't enough to prevent the Crusaders losing 41-31 to the Hurricanes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melbourne Rebels left empty-handed as Hurricanes snatch 25-15 win in their Super Rugby clash.
Georgina Robinson Pit two of the most exciting attacking teams in Super Rugby against each other and fireworks are guaranteed.
The Hurricanes hope another stable selection will keep them on a Super Rugby winning streak when they face the Waratahs in Sydney.
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Jim Morton Will Genia paints a graphic picture of the danger bruising Hurricanes star Julian Savea will present to the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.
Toby Robson Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has revealed the seriousness of the season-ending blood clots on prop John Schwalger's lungs, saying it was a "scary" situation.