Hurricanes

PREVIEWS

Chiefs v Hurricanes

Going nowhere: Aaron Cruden is tackled by Nasi Manu.

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

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.

Waratahs v Hurricanes

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Ash Grey The Waratahs host the Hurricanes in a vital match for the home team.

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Rugby

Adam Ashley-Cooper wary of Hurricanes backline

Adam Ashley-Cooper is crunched by the Bulls' defence.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are coming up against one of the most superb back lines in Super Rugby this weekend.

Rugby

Upset victory over Hurricanes gives Waratahs a second lease on life

Evasive: Waratahs scrum-half Nick Phipps slips through a tackle against the Hurricanes.

Georgina Robinson Pit two of the most exciting attacking teams in Super Rugby against each other and fireworks are guaranteed.

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Rebels v Hurricanes

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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.

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 Reds

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Reds rush back Daley for Hurricanes clash

Reds prop Ben Daley.

Jim Morton Queensland coach Richard Graham has rushed aggressive prop Ben Daley back as one of four changes for Saturday's must-win Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes.

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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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Rugby

Quade Cooper draws down credit with poor second half for Reds against Hurricanes

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Paul Cully When you play as well as Quade Cooper did on the end of season tour last year, you put a fair bit of capital in the bank.

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Blues v Hurricanes

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)