The Crusaders have held off the Hurricanes in horrid conditions to take hold of the NZ Super Rugby conference despite having six All Blacks missing.
The Hurricanes didn't have it all their own way in a high-scoring thriller in Wellington.
New Zealand Super Rugby sides now have a 39-game winning streak against Aussie Super Rugby sides.
The Hurricanes star said he felt it was important he do something in response to Folau’s controversial tweets.
John Plumtree said NZ sides are always accused of cheating when they are winning.
The Blues have gone down 36-15 after a masterclass performance from the Hurricanes at Eden Park in Auckland.
The Hurricanes skipper is free to be selected in Eddie Jones' England squad for next month's Test series against South Africa.