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The Hurricanes who finished top of the regular season Super Rugby table for a second successive year, continue their quest for the title on Saturday, with a hoe fixture at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, against the Sharks. The Hurricanes clinched the New Zealand Conference title last weekend, with a record victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch, where they triumphed by 35-10. That result saw them finish with a record of 11 wins and just four defeats. The last time that the Hurricanes suffered defeat, was in Round 11, when they were beaten by Saturday's opponents in Durban by 15-32. They have put together a run of five straight wins since.

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The only visitors to the Hurricanes to taste success in 2016 were the Chiefs, who won a thrilling encounter in Round 9 by 28-27. The Sharks come into the play-offs as the eighth and bottom seeds. A record of nine wins a draw, along with five defeats left them in third position in the South African Conference, well adrift of the Stormers and the Lions. On their tour to New Zealand earlier in the season, the Sharks were beaten by the Blues and the Chiefs, but did spring a surprise by winning at the Highlanders 15-14, all be it playing against 14 men for much of the game.

Posted: 9th May 2015


The table topping Hurricanes will be confident of cementing their place at the head of the pack, when they face the touring Sharks in Wellington on Saturday. The Canes were pushed all the way last weekend by the visiting Crusaders, before securing the points by just 29-23, while their nearest rivals and fellow countrymen the Chiefs slipped up against the Rebels, allowing them to open up a five point lead in the overall standings. The only visitors to Wellington this season from South Africa, the Stormers, were beaten 20-25, while the Canes won both matches on tour to the Republic at the start of the 2015 season. The Lions and the Bulls being defeated 22-8 and 17-13 respectively. The Sharks who are in eleventh place in the table, and on the brink of elimination from this season's Super Rugby tournament, began their tour last weekend with a thumping 15-48 defeat, during which they conceded seven tries to the Highlanders.

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The record between the two sides is very even, with the Hurricanes holding an advantage of four wins to three in Wellington, while the Sale Sharks have the overall lead with eight wins to seven with one game drawn. The last time they met at Saturday's venue, the Canes scored six tries on their way to a 42-18 win.

Posted: 6th April 2012


On Friday, the 6th of April, the Hurricanes and the Sale Sharks will play in New Plymouth in a Super Rugby game. This game will be at 19:40 local time if you are attending or at 09:40 GMT if you are watching it online. The Hurricanes are the fourth ranked team in the New Zealand Conference. They have six games played, and have been able to win half of those. They get sixteen points right now and haven't had any draws. The Sharks are the third team on the South African Conference right now. They have three wins out of six games played as well, and have 17 points at the moment.

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Posted: 23rd July 2016

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