Being located in Rongotai, we're big supporters of the Hurricanes so it was nice to hear from our friends at Stuff some reasons they will win it all!
1 Tempting to just repeat Beauden Barrett three times. The guy really is a good player, with the knack of both doing amazing individual things and helping others shine too. Throw in genuine professionalism and you've got a fairly complete and influential package.
2 The Hurricanes' other big asset is coaching. The staff of John Plumtree, Jason Holland, Richard Watt and Dan Cron – with Chris Boyd pulling all the strings from on high – is outstanding for this level of rugby. In fact they're better than most national teams can muster.
3 This isn't a jaded group either. Success and status can dull many players' appetite for Super Rugby, but these blokes remain very hungry for titles.