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The defending champion Hurricanes displayed their Super Rugby title class in defeating the Brumbies in their clash in Wellington.
New Zealand U20 have left in-form back Jordie Barrett out of their squad for the upcoming Oceania U20 tournament on the Gold Coast.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd admitted their clash with the Blues "could have gone either way" as they claimed a 28-24 win.
Hurricanes lock Mark Abbott scored a late try to secure victory over the Blues in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Eden Park in Auckland.
Vince Aso and the Savea brothers, Ardie and Julian, will start for the Hurricanes in Saturday's clash with the Blues in Auckland.
All Black Sony Bill Williams will start at inside centre for the Blues in Saturday's clash with the Hurrcianes at Eden Park.
Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett will face no further sanction after receiving two yellow cards - and a subsequent red card - against the Waratahs.
Star Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett faces a disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card in their Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs.
The Hurricanes underlined their intensions not to give up their Super Rugby title without a fight in beating the Waratahs in Wellington.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has made four changes to this starting XV for their Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs in Wellington.
The Waratahs have been boosted by the return of Bernard Foley and Rob Horne for Friday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Hooker Ricky Riccitelli is the only change to the Hurricanes starting side named to play the Reds in Brisbane.
Reds head coach Nick Stiles has made four changes to his starting XV to take on the Hurricanes in Brisbane.
Despite a poor start to the season, Samu Kerevi feels the Reds can deliver a good showing against the Hurricanes in Brisbane on Saturday.
Hurricanes boss Chris Boyd has singled out fullback Jordie Barrett for special praise after their 41-15 win over the Highlanders.
Callum Gibbins will start at openside in one of three changes to the Hurricanes team to play the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.
5 talking points: Super Rugby Week 9
SA Rugby need to cut two Super Rugby teams for next year's tournament. Help them out!
Cut the Cheetahs and Kings and divide their players among the other 4 franchises
Cheetahs to join the Lions to form the Cats, Kings axed
Cheetahs to join the Lions to form the Cats, Kings to join either Sharks or Stormers
Kings to join the Sharks or Stormers, Cheetahs axed
Merge the Lions & Bulls and Cheetahs & Kings
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