Victory over the Blues on Saturday will guarantee the Hurricanes a spot in the Super Rugby play-offs for the first time since 2009.
Ihaia West will start at fly-half in a much-changed Blues team for Friday's Super Rugby match against the Rebels in Melbourne.
Steven Luatua will captain the Blues for the remainder of the Super Rugby season in the absence of the injured Jerome Kaino.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we select the men who stood out during Round Twelve of Super Rugby.
Blues number eight Jerome Kaino suffered a compound fracture to his finger in their Super Rugby victory over the Force on Saturday.
The Blues sealed their second win of the Super Rugby season on Saturday as they were too good for the Force, winning 41-24.
The Crusaders bounced back with a 29-15 triumph over the Blues as they led from start to finish in Christchurch.
Coming off the back of consecutive defeats, the Crusaders' play-off hopes hang in the balance as they host the Blues on Saturday.
Having finally bagged their first win of the season, the Blues will be aiming to double up as they travel to Dunedin to face the...
Outstanding teenage prospect Akira Ioane will make his Super Rugby debut for the Blues against the Highlanders on Saturday.
A late penalty from Ihaia West handed the Blues their first win of the year on Friday, beating the Brumbies 16-14 at Eden Park.
Still winless as Super Rugby hits Round 9, the Blues play host to one of this year's form teams, the Brumbies, in Auckland on Friday....
Blues boss Sir John Kirwan has made four changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Brumbies at Eden Park in Auckland.
Irish province Munster have confirmed the signing of New Zealand and Blues centre Francis Saili on a two-year contract.
The Chiefs needed a late try to scrape to a 23-16 win over a tenacious Blues team at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Blues face another daunting task when they take on their Super Rugby neighbours the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
Former All Black Sevens player Pita Ahki will make his season debut for the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs.