The frustration of not having ever won a Super Rugby title is still very much alive for the Hurricanes.
The Highlanders have won the 2015 Super Rugby title after they upset the Hurricanes in a frantic final in Wellington.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd says their Super Rugby final against the Highlanders is unlikely to be a dour low-scoring contest.
Hurricanes openside flank Ardie Savea will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of the final, coach Chris Boyd has said.
Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau will join Japanese club NTT-Docomo Red Hurricanes.
South Africa's Jaco Peyper has been chosen as the referee for the Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and Highlanders.
Flank Ardie Savea underwent scans on an injured knee as the Hurricanes monitored three key injuries ahead of the Super Rugby final.
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says South Africans can learn from the way the Hurricanes play rugby.
Conrad Smith has six days of his Hurricanes career remaining and the 33-year-old centre hopes to go out on the ultimate high.
The Hurricanes and Highlanders have become the ugly duckling stories of New Zealand rugby after reaching the Super Rugby final.
The Hurricanes have the game plan and personnel to win their first Super Rugby title on July 4, according to the Brumbies.
The Hurricanes have cruised into the Super Rugby final by beating the Brumbies 29-9 in Wellington on Saturday.
The first of the semi-finals of the Super 15 series will be between the Hurricanes and Australia's Brumbies.
The Hurricanes have not stumbled upon a magic formula this season, according to their coach and captain.
Springbok and Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth is reportedly set to become the latest South African to play his trade in Japan.