Hurricanes

'Season defining decision': Rennie slams TMO

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has hit out at what he describes as a "season-defining" mistake by match officials late in their Super Rugby loss to the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes hold off barnstorming Chiefs

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

The Hurricanes all but wrapped up a Super Rugby home play-off with a 22-18 win over the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

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Hurricanes beat Sharks with late show

Dragged in: Matt Proctor of the Hurricanes is tackled by Marcell Coetzee of the Sharks.

It was no royal command performance but the Hurricanes did enough to beat the Sharks 32-24 in Wellington to extend their lead at the top of the Super Rugby ladder.

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Hurricanes hold off Crusaders to stay top

Mixed night: Beauden Barrett thrilled on the night, but left the field with a knee injury.

The Hurricanes have consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby ladder with a 29-23 win over the Crusaders.

Super Hurricanes breeze past Reds

Force of nature: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes remain top of the Super Rugby ladder after holding off an improved Queensland Reds to win 35-19 on Sunday.

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Slipper: Reds can withstand Hurricanes

Tough season: Reds skipper James Slipper with coach Richard Graham.

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.