Hurricanes

All Blacks stand down Aaron Cruden after night out

Liam Napier All Blacks five-eighth Aaron Cruden will miss the Rugby Championship Tests against Argentina and South Africa for disciplinary reasons.

Rugby

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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Rugby

Ma'a Nonu set for return to the Hurricanes

Force of nature: Hurricanes centre Ma'a Nonu.

Toby Robson Ma'a Nonu return and the confirmation of Beauden Barrett's decision to stay put are set to counter balance any fall out should the Hurricanes' Super Rugby play-off drought stretch into its sixth year.

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Hurricanes v Crusaders

Westpac Stadium, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby

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.

PREVIEWS

Chiefs v Hurricanes

Going nowhere: Aaron Cruden is tackled by Nasi Manu.

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rebels v Hurricanes

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Crusaders v Hurricanes

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby union

Rebels' defence to be tested by Hurricanes

Tony McGahan says Bryce Hegarty will need to stay composed.

The Rebels know they will come unstuck if they try to match the free-flowing Hurricanes in their Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park on Friday.

Hurricanes v Bulls

Hurricanes five-eighth: Beauden Barrett.

McLean Park, Napier, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Beauden Barrett leads Hurricanes to win over Bulls

Beauden Barrett is roped in by the Bulls in Napier.

A couple of late Beauden Barrett penalties has helped the Hurricanes repel a valiant Bulls fightback and secure a hard-fought 25-20 Super Rugby win in Napier.

Rugby

Hurricanes beat Blues in fine style

TJ Perenara scores a try for the Hurricanes during the round 10 Super Rugby match against the Blues at Westpac Stadium.

The Hurricanes breathed further momentum into their revived Super Rugby campaign by overcoming a mid-match hiccup on Friday to beat the Blues 39-20 in Wellington.

Rugby

Mark Hammett standing down as Hurricanes coach

Standing down: Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett.

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Hurricanes v Blues

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby Union

Wellington Hurricanes hand Melbourne Rebels another loss

Julian Savea of the Hurricanes is tackled by Mitch Inman and Scott Fuglistaller of the Rebels.

Melbourne Rebels left empty-handed as Hurricanes snatch 25-15 win in their Super Rugby clash.

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Hurricanes v Highlanders

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Live scores: Hurricanes v Highlanders

Live scores as Hurricanes host the Highlanders.

Hurricanes v Chiefs

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Live scores: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Live scores as Hurricanes host the Chiefs.

Rugby

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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