Milner-Skudder heralds potent All Black side

August 5, 2015 9
Having shaken off the rib injury that had kept him off the field, Nehe Milner-Skudder has been afforded the opportunity to earn his test debut in the Rugby Championship decider against the Wallabies. He will be the last of the uncapped bunch to earn some game time and it shows just how the All Black…

Crusaders, Brumbies win!

May 29, 2015 5
  By: Benedict Chanakira         Crusaders 35 Hurricanes 18 To be fair this was a sloppy game which had moments of brilliance in patches. The game started quite quickly though, Havili having had y opportunity to create quite an overlap had he passed instead deciding to hold onto the ball. The first…

Canes team for Kings

March 27, 2013 0
Following the team’s first bye of the season, the Hurricanes will return to Westpac Stadium this Easter Saturday. The team will have an afternoon match with the newest team to the competition, the Southern Kings. This will be the Hurricanes’ first South African opponent of the 2013 season. Dane Coles will return to the starting…

Canes team for Landers derby

March 12, 2013 0
The Hurricanes will face their third New Zealand based team in round four of the Investec Super Rugby competition on Friday evening. The side will travel this week to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to meet the Highlanders. This will be the 20th time the teams have gone head to head. Since 2007, their last…

Saders team named for Canes clash

March 6, 2013 0
The Crusaders head to Wellington this Friday to face the Hurricanes. With both teams yet to secure a win it promises to be an exciting game with plenty of action. Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team and has made three changes to the starting fifteen that played the Blues last weekend. Israel Dagg…

Canes make 3 changes for Reds

February 26, 2013 0
The Hurricanes head to Brisbane today for their second match of the Investec Super Rugby competition. Only three changes have been made to the side that will face the Reds. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen will return to the side to start at tighthead prop on Friday evening. On the bench, Motu Matu’u will make his first appearance…

Reds team announced

February 26, 2013 0
The St.George Queensland Reds have made two changes to their line-up for Friday’s round three Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes at Suncorp Stadium with flyer Aidan Toua returning to the starting XV and backrower Radike Samo coming onto the bench (kickoff 8:15pm Qld time). Friday’s match will be the second opportunity for Toua to…

Hurricanes 20, Blues 34

February 23, 2013 1
It is derby weekend for just about all teams, and if this NZ derby is anything like yesterday's, we are in for a treat. Teams: Hurricanes: 15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Karl Lowe, 6…

Kirwin names 4 debutants in Blues team

February 21, 2013 0
Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has announced his side to take on the Hurricanes in their season opener at Westpac Stadium on Saturday. After three months of gruelling pre-season training, Kirwan said he couldn’t wait to kick off the season and revealed how difficult it was to select his first starting XV. “It was really tough,…

Canes name side to face Blues

February 20, 2013 0
The Hurricanes are set to host the Blues in their season opener this Saturday night at Westpac Stadium. The line-up for the Hurricanes has a consistent look from their 2012 squad, with few changes to note. Ben Franks will make his debut in Hurricanes colours at loosehead prop, meanwhile Ben May will take the tighthead…

Jane may miss Super Rugby season

February 1, 2013 0
Hurricanes wing, Cory Jane’s 2013 rugby season appears it may be over before it’s even started. Jane hurt his right knee at an open training session at Paraparaumu yesterday. An MRI scan today has revealed a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) that will require surgery.  Jane will see an orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible to determine the next…

McCaw to 8 for Crusaders

June 27, 2012 2
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to take on the Hurricanes this Saturday night at Christchurch’s AMI Stadium (Addington).  Notably, it will be prop Wyatt Crockett’s 100th game for the Crusaders. Injuries to Kieran Read, Israel Dagg, Dan Carter and Tom Marshall have made them unavailable for selection.  That sees captain Richie…

Highlanders 20 v Hurricanes 26

May 12, 2012 0
This NZ derby promises to be a cracker.  Landers are on a bit of a slide while the Canes are gaining confidence every week. Recent results: 2012: Highlanders won 19-17, Wellington 2011: Highlanders won 13-6, Invercargill 2011: Highlanders won 14-9, Wellington 2010: Hurricanes won 33-31, Dunedin 2009: Hurricanes won 22-17, Wellington Teams: Highlanders: 15 Ben…

Highlanders change 3 for Canes

May 11, 2012 0
Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tomorrow night. He has made three changes to the run-on team that played the Sharks in Durban last weekend. Ma’afu Fia and Nick Crosswell come into the forward pack replacing Jamie Mackintosh and Doug Tietjens. Tietjens suffered…

Hobbs at 10 for Blues

May 2, 2012 0
Michael Hobbs has been handed the number 10 jersey for Friday night’s encounter with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium. The Wellington first five-eighths has been promoted from the bench to take on many of his provincial teammates in one of three changes to the starting XV. Rising star Gareth Anscombe has been dropped from the…
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