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The table topping Hurricanes, host the seven times Super Rugby Champions the Crusaders in Wellington on Saturday, in what is the top match of the weekend in the 2015 tournament. The Hurricanes are currently a single point ahead of fellow countrymen the Chiefs at the top of the table., although they also have a game in hand. The Canes solitary loss this season came in Round 10, when the Waratahs beat them on their own soil. However, they did manage to get back to winning ways in the last round, with a comfortable try-scoring bonus point victory against the Reds.  

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They have had an outstanding season so far, but the Hurricanes have a potentially huge banana skin of a run in, and their season could just as easily fall apart before the end of season play-offs, as end in triumph. They still have home and away fixtures against both the Crusaders and the Chiefs.

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The two games against the Canes are vital to the Crusaders season. Currently in fourth place in the New Zealand Conference, only two of their remaining six games are in Christchurch. However, it will be something of a surprise if the visitors improve on their recent head to head with the Canes, who have won four of the last five encounters between the two teams.

Posted: 28th June 2014


The fixture list has thrown up a huge Kiwi derby upon the resumption of Super Rugby after the three week International break with the Hurricanes hosting the Crusaders at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. While both sides will be desperate to secure a victory, it is even more imperative for the home side, as they trail their opponents, who currently head the New Zealand Conference, by four points, and have played a game more.

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The Hurricanes regular skipper, Conrad Smith is ruled out by injury, and the leadership of the side passes to Jeremy Thrush, and his centre position being taken by Tim Bateman. Blade Thomson is selected in the starting XV, with Brad Shields replacing the injured Faifili Levave in the back row. Todd Blackadder recalls eight All Blacks returning from International duty, to the Crusaders team for the vital clash, and has the enviable selection of naming Dan Carter on the replacements bench.

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With two home games to finish the regular season, against the Blues and the Highlanders, the Crusaders will fancy that a result in Wellington on Saturday should set them up to clinch the Kiwi Conference. While defeat for the Canes will almost certainly mean they miss out on the post season play-offs.

Posted: 8th March 2013

Friday, the 8th of March, Super Rugby continues when the Hurricanes take on the Crusaders in Wellington at 19:35 local time and 06:35 GMT. The Hurricanes are the last ranked team in the New Zealand Conference right now, with two games played, neither one of them ending up a win for the team. They have one point from bonuses right now. Right above them in the standings are the Crusaders, who have one games played and no wins, but they also received a bye which means that they earn four points.

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The Chiefs are the team currently leading the New Zealand Conference, with two games played and two wins, and ten points earned. The Blues are in second place and they also have 10 points after winning 2 games. The third placed team on the table is the Highlanders who have one game played, no wins and a bye for 4 points.

Posted: 21st April 2012

Saturday, April 21st, Super Rugby continues. This match will be at 19:35 local time and 07:35 GMT in Wellington between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders. The Hurricanes are in sixth place in the Super Rugby table right now. They have seven games played and four wins. The other three games that they played were losses, so they come in at sixth with 25 points. As for the Crusaders, they are one spot below in seventh place. They have four wins and three losses out of seven games played as well, but have just 23 points.

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Tags: Super Rugby, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Westpac Stadium, Brad Shields, Dan Carter
Posted: 2nd May 2015

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