Hurricanes (rugby union)

(Formerly called Wellington Hurricanes ) The Hurricanes are a rugby union team from Wellington, New Zealand. The team plays in the international Super 14 League. It represents the regional federations East Coast RFU RFU Poverty Bay, Hawke 's Bay RU, Horowhenua - Kapiti RFU, RU Manawatu, Taranaki RFU, Wairarapa Bush RFU, Wanganui and Wellington RFU RFU. The catchment area of the franchise thus comprises the southern part of the North Island.

Home games are played in the Westpac Stadium (until 1998 in Athletic Park ). The team colors are yellow and black. The mascot is called Captain Hurricane. Occasionally home games are also held in other cities, mostly in New Plymouth at Yarrow Stadium.

The most successful season was 2006, when the Hurricanes had to admit defeat to the Crusaders until the endgame. In addition, they reached the semi-finals four times.

  • 2.1 Super 12
  • 2.2 Super 14
  • 2.3 Super Rugby

Players and coaches

Current squad

The squad for the 2012 season:


  • New Zealand Michael Bent
  • New Zealand Reggie Goodes
  • New Zealand Ben May
  • New Zealand Tristan Moran
  • New Zealand Toomaga Jeff Allen


  • New Zealand David Hall
  • New Zealand Motu Matu'u

Second - row players

  • New Zealand James Broadhurst
  • New Zealand Jason Eaton
  • New Zealand Mark Reddish
  • New Zealand Jeremy Thrush

Third - row players

  • New Zealand Jack Lam
  • New Zealand Faifili Levave
  • New Zealand Brad Shields
  • New Zealand Victor Vito

Scrum half

  • New Zealand Chris Eaton
  • New Zealand TJ Perenara
  • New Zealand Chris Smylie


  • New Zealand Beauden Barrett
  • New Zealand Daniel Kirkpatrick
  • Tusi Pisi Samoa

Indoor Three Quarter

  • New Zealand Tim Bateman
  • New Zealand Jayden Hayward
  • New Zealand Alapati Leiua
  • New Zealand Charlie Ngatai
  • New Zealand Conrad Smith

Outer three-quarters

  • New Zealand Richard Buckman
  • New Zealand Julian Savea
  • New Zealand Andre Taylor


Well-known former players

Former head coach

  • Frank Oliver (1996-1999)
  • Graham Mourie (2000-2002)
  • Colin Cooper (2003-2009)


Super 12

Super 14

Super Rugby