Three wins in succession have quickly changed the flood of public opinion that threatened to sink the Hurricanes early in Investec Super Rugby 2014, but even with the turnaround they are not getting ahead of themselves.
With fresh new talent, and a healthy mix of senior professionals including Black Ferns and New Zealand Women's Sevens players, the final round of the 2014 Pasifika Aotearoa Cup promises to be a fantastic close to a successful tournament.
New Zealand's dominance of the International Rugby Board's annual Junior World Championship (JWC) has been challenged in recent years, but this time around the tournament will be in team's own backyard for the first time.
Canada signalled their intentions to be among the title contenders at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 with an emphatic nine-try, 51-7 victory over neighbours USA at Shawnigan Lake School on Tuesday.
Tonga will face Japan in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2014 final with a place in next year’s IRB Junior World Championship awaiting the winner after finishing top of their respective pools in Hong Kong on Tuesday.