The Hurricanes can be seen in shirts of yellow and black. The shirt has been pulled on by some well known faces from the All Blacks for example: Tana Umaga, Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen, Rodney So'oialo, Ma'a Nonu, Jerry Collins, Piri Weepu, Jason Eaton, Chris Masoe, Neemia Tialata, Isaia Toeava and Conrad Smith.
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The Wellington Hurricanes or just Hurricanes as they are known officially are a New Zealand rugby union team based in Wellington, and representing the East Coast, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa-Bush, Horowhenua-Kapiti and Wellington unions in the Super 15's. This large catchment area offers a fan base of over 900,000.
|2011-12After controversially discarding Hurricanes stalwarts Peri Weepu, Ma’a Nonu, Hosea Gear and Andrew Hore, coach Mark Hammett set about rebuilding his side, and despite missing the playoffs managed to inject fresh enthusiasm in to his squad, which featured a mix of experience (led by captain Conrad Smith) and youthful exuberance, in the form of Beauden Barrett, TJ Peranara and Andrew Taylor.
|2009Ending the normal season in third place, having won 9 and lost 4, the ‘Canes met the Chiefs in the Semi-Finals, losing in a tight encounter, 14-10. Of note that season was their table-topping tally of points scored, with 390, with Ma’a Nonu leading the competition’s Top Tryscorer table with 9 five-pointers.
|2007After making the 2006 final in the inaugural year of the expanded 14 team competition the Hurricanes struggled in 2007, feeling the effects of the All Blacks’ infamous ‘Reconditioning Programme’ ahead of the ’07 World Cup, which saw the ‘Canes playing without their star players for the first half of the competition.
|2001Despite the Wellington Lions (the side which contributes the bulk of the Hurricanes’ squad) winning the NPC in 2000, the 2001 Super 12 side failed to perform, slumping down one spot from the previous season as they finished a disappointing 9th, having won just 5 of their 11 games.
|1999With the new motto ‘Expect the Unexpected’, the Hurricanes were expected to dazzle with their flair and x-factor out wide, but failed to deliver, finishing a disappointing tenth.
They play their home games in the 34,500 capacity West Pac Stadium in Wellington, the Capital of New Zealand and also known as windy Wellington. The side has also played games on occasion in other stadiums in the region. The side is always a tough side to beat and featured as losing finalists in the inaugural Super 14's season.Error in term id search details