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Friday 27th May 07:35 GMT

 

Round 14 of the 2016 Super Rugby Tournament begins on Friday with a repeat of the 2015 Grand Final between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Both the Hurricanes and the Highlanders had byes in Round 13, and this allowed The Chiefs and the Crusaders, both of whom won their fixtures, to open up a narrow gap at the top of the New Zealand Conference. However, having played 11 games, both of Friday's protagonists still occupy wildcard play-off positions. The Chiefs top the overall table with 42 points from their 11 fixtures, while the Highlanders have 37 and the Hurricanes 36.

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The Hurricanes have lost four matches this season, two of which have come in the three Kiwi derbies that they have played. The Highlanders beating them 17-16 in their first meeting in 2016 in Dunedin, and then the Chiefs winning in Wellington in Round 9. Their only victory against a New Zealand side, came in Round 3 against the Blues in Auckland. The Highlanders, as well as beating Friday's opponents in Round 2, have beaten the Crusaders 34-26 and the Chiefs 26-13 in derby matches. Their only loss to fellow countrymen was in Round 1, when they were squeezed out 31-33 in Auckland against the Blues.

Posted: 4th July 2015

 

Super Rugby 2015 reaches its climax in Wellington on Saturday, when the Hurricanes entertain their fellow countrymen, the Highlanders, in a final that sees the two best and most consistent sides through the season, go head to head for the third time in 2015. The Hurricanes who finished at the top of the regular season table by a massive margin of 13 points, with 14 wins and just two defeats, eased through last weekend's semi-final against the Brumbies, winning by 29-9. The Highlanders finished with the second best overall record, and have had to win twice to reach the Grand Final. Firstly defeating the Chiefs 24-14 at home, before travelling to play the 2014 Champions, the Waratahs in Sydney, who they beat in with a terrific performance by 35-17. Out of eight derby matches played in 2015, the Canes have won seven, with the only blemish coming against the Crusaders, when they were all but assured of finishing top of the table, and fielded a weakened side. The Canes only previous appearance in a Super Rugby final, came back in 2006, when they were beaten by the Crusaders 12-19.

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The team's previous meetings this season have both gone the way of the Hurricanes, who won we against a weaken Highlanders side at home in Round 17, and also came out on top 20-13 in Dunedin. Prior to this season's defeat, the Highlanders had won on their previous four visits to the Canes.

Posted: 5th June 2015

 

The two sides that have accumulated the most points during Super Rugby 2015, the Hurricanes and the Highlanders, meet in a New Zealand derby at McLean Park, Napier on Friday. The Hurricanes who head the table, suffered just their second defeat of the season last weekend, when they were beaten by the Crusaders 35-18, leaving them still a point short of clinching top spot in the overall table, and home advantage through the post-season play-offs. The Highlanders in contrast to Friday's opponents, won last weekend's fixture, against the Chiefs by 36-9. A result that ensured that they would compete in the play-offs, and retained their hopes of overhauling the Hurricanes at the top of the pile, and enabled them to open a four point advantage over the Chiefs themselves. If the Highlanders are to keep the race for top spot going into the final week of the regular season, they will need to grab a try-scoring bonus point success on Friday, and prevent their hosts from securing a losing bonus point.

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In the first meeting of the season between the teams, the Canes claimed the points with a 20-13 win, However, the Highlanders have a fine record away to the Canes in recent seasons, having won on their last four visits. Although all those fixtures were played in Wellington.

Posted: 16th May 2014

 

An absolutely vital match takes place in Westpac Stadium Wellington on Friday when the Hurricanes face the visiting Highlanders in an all New Zealand Super Rugby match. The sides are locked on thirty points each, though the Hurricanes have played a game more than their visitors. The home sides also hold a slight point’s difference advantage, which sees them occupying sixth position in the table, which is the last wild card play-off spot, while the Highlanders are in seventh position. However, not only are the two sides neck and neck in the race to make the post-season play-offs, but they are just a single point behind the Crusaders and the Force who hold the other wild card positions. While victory of defeat on Friday will settle nothing for definite, as far as the 2014 Super Rugby future of the two sides is concerned, it will have a considerable bearing. Probably more so for the Hurricanes, because they have already played 11 matches, while all the teams around they have a game in hand.

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History, as well as this season's results, suggests that there will not be much between the two sides. They have met 22 times in Super Rugby, and each team has won on eleven occasions. The Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett, makes two changes to the side that beat the Rebels last weekend. Hooker Motu Matuu replaces the injured All Black Dane Coles at hooker in the starting XV. Tim Bateman is also named in the XV that will start the game, which means a place among the replacements for Alapati Leiua.

Posted: 6th July 2013

Both the Highlanders and the Hurricanes have little other than pride to play for when they clash in Wellington this weekend. Sign up today and watch Hurricanes v Highlanders live on your pc. The Canes were up against the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend and despite a spirited first half showing, went down by twelve points to the defending champions. The Chiefs’ scrummaging power from the bench turned the game in their favor in the second half as the Canes front row struggled to deal with Ben Tameifuna and Mahonri Schwalger.

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The Highlanders promised much but got thrashed by the Crusaders in Dunedin last weekend. The highlight of the game for the men from Otago was the outrageous pass from centre Tamati Ellison for Ben Smith’s try. However cards to Jarrad Hoeata and Ma’a Nonu didn’t help their cause and both men are suspended for this weekend’s trip to the capital. The Canes are out of the reckoning for the playoffs and so are the Highlanders, but Jamie Joseph’s men are only two points behind South Africa new boys the Kings and will be hoping to avoid the wooden spoon. Sign up today and see Hurricanes v Highlanders online as it happens.

Posted: 17th March 2012

In Super Rugby this week the Hurricanes take on the Highlanders in Wellington. It happens at 19:35 local time and 06:35 GMT on Saturday, March 17th. Right now, the Hurricanes are sitting in seventh in the Super Rugby table with three games played so far this season. Two of those resulted in a win and the other in a draw, so they take home nine points. The Highlanders are one of the conference leaders right now in Super Rugby. They are in second with three games won out of the three that they have played. That gives them twelve points.

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Posted: 27th May 2016


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