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Hurricanes

00:25
Du'Plessis Kirifi scored a late try on his debut for the Hurricanes, with his side going onto edge NSW Waratahs 20-19 in Manly.

Rookie Du'Plessis Kirifi scores crucial try as Hurricanes claw their way to victory against Waratahs

Kirifi was penalised in the 67th minute for foul play which denied Ardie Savea a try, but the Canes powered on to win 20-19 over the Waratahs.

03:27
Sumo joined TVNZ1’s Breakfast to discuss all the storylines heading into the opening round.

Super Rugby Round 1 Picks: Can Ma'a Nonu and the Blues stun defending champs Crusaders at Eden Park?

It's a new season which means it's time for the TVNZ rugby buffs to dust off their crystal balls and pick some winners in the first week!

00:45
The 23-year-old has been given the nod to start at first-five for the Canes against the Waratahs.

Hurricanes rookie Fletcher Smith looking to push Beauden Barrett for starting spot

The 23-year-old has been given the nod to start at first-five for the Canes against the Waratahs.

Fletcher Smith cements No. 10 spot, Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett named to start for Hurricanes

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has been named as captain for the Hurricanes' clash against the Waratahs.

00:31
Lam ran into score under the goal posts untouched after some brilliant passing from his teammates in Mangatainoka.

Video: Hurricanes flyer Ben Lam blitzes defenders in pre-season fixture against Blues

Lam ran in to score under the goal posts untouched in his side's 31-38 loss to the Blues in Mangatainoka.

00:35
Nonu, 36, didn't miss a beat for the Blues as they edged the Hurricanes 38-31 in Mangatainoka.

All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu finishes off brilliant long range Blues play against Hurricanes in pre-season clash

Nonu, 36, didn't miss a beat for the Blues as they edged the Hurricanes 38-31 in Mangatainoka.

01:41
The 25-year-old said family played a big part in choosing to stay in NZ until the end of 2021.

All Black Ngani Laumape explains his decision to re-sign with NZ Rugby - 'I did what was going to make me happy'

The 25-year-old said family played a big part in choosing to stay in NZ until the end of 2021.

Hurricanes Ngani Laumape celebrates scoring a try during the Hurricanes and Blues Super Rugby match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 7th of July 2018. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Ngani Laumape turns down overseas offers, re-signs with NZ Rugby and Hurricanes - 'It gives my family security'

The 25-year-old midfielder will remain on Kiwi shores until at least the end of 2021.

01:44
The Hurricanes' assistant coach was back in his hometown for Super Rugby pre-season.

'Going back about 35 years' - Carlos Spencer gifted his old softball bat on Levin return

The Hurricanes' assistant coach was back in his hometown for Super Rugby pre-season.

00:58
The defending champions claimed a 34-19 victory in Levin.

Crusaders too good for Hurricanes in Super Rugby pre-season clash

The defending champions claimed a 34-19 victory over the Hurricanes in Levin this afternoon.

00:48
The All Blacks players linked back up with their Super Rugby teams for pre-season training.

'We're really pushing each other' - Canes put through their paces in pre-season

The All Blacks players linked back up with their Super Rugby teams for pre-season training.

01:13
The 32-year-old All Blacks star has extended his contract with the Hurricanes and NZ Rugby until the end of 2021.

'I never played rugby to chase money' - Dane Coles on choosing to stay in NZ

The 32-year-old All Blacks star has extended his contract with the Hurricanes and NZ Rugby until the end of 2021.

Jeffery Toomaga-Allen of the Hurricanes addresses the team after the game. Western Force v Hurricanes, Round 15 of the 2017 Super Rugby season at NIB Stadium, Perth, Australia. 3 June 2017. Copyright photo: Daniel Carson / www.photosport.nz

Jeff Toomaga-Allen becomes latest All Black to sign overseas, after final Hurricanes season

The front-rower will join up with Lima Sopoaga and Malakai Fekitoa at Kiwi-laden English club Wasps.

Proctor joined the Hurricanes' 50-match club earlier this season.

Matt Proctor could have been '50 or 60-cap All Black', says Hurricanes boss

The Hurricanes centre revealed he's joining English side Northampton Saints.

Asafo Aumua and Salesi Rayasi extend contracts with Hurricanes, NZ Rugby until 2021

The Hurricanes announced today that Aumua and Rayasi will stay with the Wellington franchise for another two-years.

01:23
Kirifi will link up with former Francis Douglas Memorial College class-mate Jordie Barrett.

'Year 13 stats was a bit of a rough one for our teacher' - A high school reunion for new Hurricane Du'Plessis Kirifi

Kirifi will link up with former Francis Douglas Memorial College class-mate Jordie Barrett.

01:01
Rayasi and former Highlanders first-five Fletcher Smith are eager to show their worth when the squad assembles later next month.

Auckland winger Salesi Rayasi among six new faces added to Hurricanes team for 2019

Rayasi and former Highlanders first-five Fletcher Smith are eager to show their worth when the squad assembles next month.

Watch: Beauden and Jordie resurrect Hurricanes pennant on Barrett farm, threaten to remove Scott's Crusaders flag

Saturday's result has led to some cheeky All Blacks sibling rivalry in Taranaki.

Chiefs first-five Damian McKenzie in action during a Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Brumbies played at FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday 7 July 2018.

Copyright photo: © Bruce Lim / www.photosport.nz

Crusaders snubbed in Super Rugby team of the year as McKenzie is named player of the season

George Bridge is the solitary player selected from the champions.

As it happened: Clinical Crusaders silence Hurricanes to book spot in Super Rugby final

The Crusaders will get a chance to defend their title after a 30-12 win.

01:57
The Wellington team says they’re not heading south to “make up the numbers”.

Hurricanes bracket Ardie Savea on the bench as unchanged team named for semi-final with Crusaders

Savea hasn't played since injuring his ankle with All Blacks last month.

01:29
The former All Blacks skipper says the Crusaders will have to limit their error count against the Canes if they want to win back-to-back titles.

'Part of you would like to be out there' - Crusaders great Richie McCaw admits missing play-offs

The former All Blacks skipper says the Crusaders will have to limit their error count against the Canes if they want to win back-to-back titles.

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