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.
In 2017 they play 8 home games against the Rebels, Highlanders, Waratahs, brumbies, Stormers, Cheetahs, Chiefs & Crusaders & 7 away games against the Sunwolves, Chiefs, Reds, Blues, Crusaders, Bulls & Western Force.
The head coach is Chris Boyd. He is assisted by John Plumtree, Jason Holland, Richard Watt, & Dan Cron
Previous head coaches were: Mark Hammett, Colin Cooper, Graham Mourie & Frank Oliver.
In 21 years they have had 5 coaches & used 263 players.
The 2017 co-captains are Dane Coles & T J Perenara.
The squad is: Mark Abbott, Pita Ahki, Leni Apisai, Vince Aso, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Otere Black, James Blackwell, James Broadhurst, Chris Cridge, Chris Eves, Michael Fatialofa, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Reggies Goodes, Wes Goosen, Toa Halafihi, Cory Jane, Mike Kainga, Ben Lam, Ngani Laumape, Sam Lousi, Jonah Lowe, Ben May, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Kylem O'Donnell, James O'Reilly, Reed Prinsep, Matt Proctor, Hugh Renton, Ricky Ricciteli, Ardie Savea, Julian Savea, Brad Shields, Te Toiria Tahuiorangi, Blade Thomson, Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, Loni Uhila, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Chris Wylie.
They finished in 1st position at the end of the 2016 round-robin stages and won the final.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 8 times out of 21 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 6.48
They are 1st on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$4.00.
On Centre Bet (Aus) they are picked 1st @ A$5.00.