Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea has been ruled out for at least eight weeks due to a serious medial-collateral-ligament knee injury he suffered against the Crusaders last week.
David Havili kicked the game-winning drop goal in extra-time as the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 30-27 in Wellington on Sunday.
The Blues backed their defence to quell the Hurricanes 27-17 in Super Rugby Aotearoa action at Eden Park on Saturday.
Jordie Barrett handed the Hurricanes their first win of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season, scoring all the points in a 30-19 demolition of the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.
The Blues scored four tries as they clinched a 31-16 bonus-point win over the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby Aotearoa match in Wellington on Saturday.
Ardie Savea has been named as captain of the Hurricanes for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
The Highlanders thumped the Hurricanes in the final match of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday, as co-captains Aaron Smith and Ash Dixon celebrated big milestones.
The CEOs of the four New Zealand franchises who were set to play in the last round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend have responded after one of the two games was called off.
Hurricanes loose forward Ardie Savea, who is known for throwing exaggerated dummies, produced another entertaining moment during Saturday’s Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Chiefs.
The Hurricanes kept their Super Rugby Aotearoa title hopes alive with a bonus-point win over the Chiefs, who went winless in the competition following 8 successive defeats.