Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Moana Pasifika

By Kevin McCarthy Four games in and the Hurricanes sit third in Super Rugby – although it doesn’t feel like they’ve done anything terrific yet in the season. They could have not squandered a late bonus point against the Waratahs last weekend, and losing to the Blues was ugly, but there’s

Final weekend of pre-season for club rugby teams

It is the final weekend of preparations before the start of the Premier club rugby competitions in Wellington, Manawatu and elsewhere, while the Horowhenua-Kapiti competition gets underway. Many clubs are holding internal camps, practice sessions and summits, while others will be taking to the field against like-minded opposition tomorrow. Starting in Wellington,

Hurricanes U20s come from behind to beat Highlanders U20s

In a thrilling encounter at Owen Delany Park in Taupo this afternoon, the Hurricanes U20s defeated the Highlanders U20s 36-26 to book their place in the final against the Blues U20s this coming Saturday. The Hurricanes team was:   It was a tough start for the Hurricanes as the Highlanders raced to a

Aisle be Back: Hurricanes v Waratahs

By Kevin McCarthy  When it was obvious Ardie Savea was going to sit out last week with a citing, I joked to a workmate that the Hurricanes didn’t need him, the team was that good. Of course, we did and do need him. I am pretty sure, although we can never

Two draws at Rugby League Park on Saturday

There were two draws involving Hurricanes teams at Rugby League Park in Wellington on Saturday, and almost a third in the first match of two at Wellington Stadium. The Huricanes U20s were first up on the day and scrambled to a 31-31 draw with the Crusaders U20s. The Crusaders U20s led 31-10