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Wellington Hurricanes

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Established
1996 (25 years old)

Sport
Rugby

Stadium/Home
Westpac Stadium
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Location
Wellington, New Zealand

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Super Rugby

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The Hurricanes (formerly the Wellington Hurricanes) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Wellington that competes in Super Rugby. The Hurricanes were formed to represent the lower North Island, including the East Coast, Hawke's Bay, Horowhenua Kapiti, Manawatu, Poverty Bay, Wairarapa-Bush, Wanganui and Wellington unions. They currently play at Westpac Stadium, having previously played at the now-defunct Athletic Park.

The Hurricanes had a poor first season in 1996's Super 12, but rebounded in 1997 with a third placing. The team did not reach the play-offs for another five years as they struggled in the bottom four of the table. Since 2003 the Hurricanes have made the post-season play-offs seven times out of fourteen seasons, including the 2006 final, which they lost in foggy weather against the Crusaders 19–12. After hosting but failing to win the final in 2015, the 2016 season was the Hurricanes' best season to date. They won the final 20-3 against the Lions, after again finishing the regular season first and hosting the final.

Team Members
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Fraser
Armstrong




Vince
Aso




Asafo
Aumua




Jordie
Barrett




James
Blackwell




Jamie
Booth




Luke
Campbell




Dane
Coles




Gareth
Evans




Alex
Fidow




Vaea
Fifita




Devan
Flanders




Jackson
Garden-Bachop




Wes
Goosen




Simon
Hickey




Brayden
Iose




Du'Plessis
Kirifi




Ngani
Laumape




Orbyn
Leger




Tyrel
Lomax




Ruben
Love




Tevita
Mafileo




Liam
Mitchell




Xavier
Numia




James
O'Reilly




Pepesana
Patafilo




Reed
Prinsep




Billy
Proctor




Pouri
Rakete-Stones




Salesi
Rayasi




Ricky
Riccitelli




Cameron
Roigard




Ardie
Savea




Julian
Savea




Scott
Scrafton




Jonathan
Taumateine




Danny
Toala




Peter
Umaga-Jensen




Lolagi
Visinia




Isaia
Walker-Leawere



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Stadium or Home

Wellington Regional Stadium (known as Westpac Stadium through naming rights) is a major sporting venue in Wellington, New Zealand. The stadium's bowl site size is 48,000 sq m.

The stadium was built in 1999 by Fletcher Construction and is situated close to major transport facilities (such as Wellington railway station) one kilometre north of the CBD. It was built on reclaimed railway land, which was surplus to requirements.

It was built to replace Athletic Park, which was no longer considered adequate for international events due to its location and state of disrepair. The stadium was also built to provide a larger-capacity venue for One Day International cricket matches, due to the Basin Reserve ground losing such matches to larger stadia in other parts of the country.

The stadium also serves as a large-capacity venue for concerts.

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