All five of the Wellington Hurricanes players who were stood down for one game after breaching a team curfew have been recalled by coach Chris Boyd for a rematch of last year's final against the Highlanders on Friday.
The Hurricanes have overcome off-field disruption to get their Super Rugby campaign back on track with a 29-14 bonus-point win over the lowly Reds in Wellington.
The Hurricanes are calling their decision to stand five players down from selection as a "one-out-of-10 offence with a 10-out-of-10 punishment".
As many as five Hurricanes players could be dropped for this weekend's games against the Reds after breaching curfew in South Africa.
JP Pietersen scored tries either side of halftime to propel South Africa's Sharks to a 32-15 victory over the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes' long-held dominance over the Lions has scaled new heights with a 50-17 thrashing of the home side in Johannesburg.
The Hurricanes had all the answers in a powerful display against the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.
- by Roy Ward
Replacement Vince Aso and Beauden Barrett scored late tries as the Hurricanes eventually overcame a resilient Kings side to clinch their Super Rugby match 42-20 on Friday.
Ardie Savea has had scans on his injured knee, but regardless of results the Hurricanes plan to give their openside flanker until the last possible minute to be fit for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Highlanders.
- by Toby Robson
The ACT Brumbies are out of the Super Rugby finals after running into a red-hot Hurricanes side on Saturday.
- by David Polkinghorne
Keeping the Hurricanes on an even keel will be captain Conrad Smith's greatest challenge heading into their Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies.
- by Daniel Gilhooly