The Hurricanes were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of East Coast, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa-Bush, Horowhenua-Kapiti & Wellington. Their home ground is the Westpac Stadium (known by some as the Cake Tin) in Wellington.
Their Colours are Yellow with Black trim.
The Hurricanes play 6 games at Home & 7 Away in the 2010 season. Their bye is in the 9th round.
Their 2010 coach is Colin Cooper.
Previous coaches were: Frank Oliver & Graham Mourie.
The captain is current All Black Hooker Andrew Hore.
Current & past All Blacks in the 2009 squad are: John Schwalger, Neemia Tialata, Scott Waldrom, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Piri Weepu, Rodney So'oialo, Tamati Ellison, Bryn Evans, Hosea Gear, Jason Eaton & Corey Jane.
The Hurricanes finished in 3rd position at the end of the 2009 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 4 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 6 times out of 14 years, the latest in 2009. Their worst finish was 11th out of 12, twice in 1999 & 2004.
In the Top 4 play-offs they have featured in just one final beaten by the Crusaders (in the fog) in 2006.
Their Home & Away winning percentage is 62% & 44% respectively.Their average Home & Away scores against all teams is: 27.8 v 23.8 at Home & 24.3 v 26.7 Away. Their toughest opponents at Home have been the Crusaders closely followed by the Blues & Away the Blues & Waratahs closely followed by the Crusaders.
Their best score was 64-32 against the Bulls in 1997 & winning margin (+49) was against the Brumbies in 2009. Their worst score & losing margin (-53) was 7-60 against the Blues in 2002.
They are 4th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ $7.00. On overseas betting places they are also picked 4th @ $8.00.
Their website is: www.hurricanes.co.nz