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Wellington Hurricanes

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Established
1996 (25 years old)

Sport
Rugby

Stadium/Home
Westpac Stadium
(34,500 Capacity)

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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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Back Row

James
Blackwell




Gareth
Evans




Vaea
Fifita




Devan
Flanders




Brayden
Iose




Du'Plessis
Kirifi




Reed
Prinsep




Ardie
Savea



Center

Wes
Goosen




Ngani
Laumape




Orbyn
Leger




Billy
Proctor




Julian
Savea




Peter
Umaga-Jensen



Fly-half

Jackson
Garden-Bachop




Simon
Hickey



Full-back

Jordie
Barrett




Danny
Toala




Lolagi
Visinia



Hooker

Asafo
Aumua




Dane
Coles




James
O'Reilly




Ricky
Riccitelli



Lock

Liam
Mitchell




Scott
Scrafton




Isaia
Walker-Leawere



Prop

Fraser
Armstrong




Alex
Fidow




Tyrel
Lomax




Tevita
Mafileo




Xavier
Numia




Pouri
Rakete-Stones



Scrum-half

Jamie
Booth




Luke
Campbell




Cameron
Roigard




Jonathan
Taumateine



Winger

Vince
Aso




Ruben
Love




Pepesana
Patafilo




Salesi
Rayasi



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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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