Hurricanes - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Yellow with Black piping Shorts: Black with Yellow stripes Socks: Black with yellow stripes
Home Ground: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Chairman: Brian Roche
CEO: Avan Lee
The most appearances is by Ma'a Nonu & Conrad Smith (126)
The most points scored is by Beauden Barrett (715)
The most tries scored is by Christian Cullen (56)
The Hurricanes were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of East Coast, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa-Bush, Horowhenua-Kapiti & Wellington.
The 2019 head coach is John Plumtree. He is assisted by Jason Holland, Carlos Spencer, Richard Watt, & Dan Cron
Previous head coaches were: Mark Hammett, Colin Cooper, Graham Mourie, Frank Oliver & Chris Boyd.
The 2019 squad is:
Forwards: Armstrong Fraser; Aumua Asafo; Bedwell-Curtis Heiden; Blackwell James; Coles Dane (C); Cridge Geoff; Evans Gareth; Eves Chris; Fidow Alex; Fifita Vaea; Henwood Sam; Kirifi Du'Plessis; Lousi Sam; May Ben; Mitchell Liam; Prinsep Reed; Riccitelli Ricky; Savea Ardie; Smith Toby; Toomaga-Allen Jeffrey; Walker-Leawere Isala.
Backs: Aso Vince; Barrett Beauden; Barrett Jordie; Christie Finlay; Garden-Bachop Jackson; Goosen Wes; Judd Richard; Lam Ben; Laumape Ngani; Lowe Jonah; Marshall James; Milner-Skudder Nehe; Perenara TJ; Proctor Billy; Proctor Matt; Rayasi Salesi; Smith Fletcher.
They play 8 Home games against: Brumbies; Highlanders; Stormers; Crusaders; Chiefs; Rebels; Jaquares; Blues.
They play 8 Away games against: Waratahs; Crusaders; Chiefs; Highlanders; Sunwolves; Blues; Sharks; Lions.
They finished in 4th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages and lost in a semi-final.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 9 times out of 23 years.
Their worst finish was 11th out of 12 in 2004.
In the play-offs they have featured in three finals beaten by the Crusaders (in the fog) in 2006, the Highlanders in 2015 & winning in 2016 agianst the Lions.
Their average finishing position is 6.30
They are 2nd on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$4.50.