Several Hurricanes forwards are injured, but who they are and how long they will be out for won't be known until next week.
Hurricanes coach John Plumtree watched on as props Jeffery Toomaga‑Allen and Alex Fidow, as well as loose forward Gareth Evans, picked up injuries in their 38‑31 pre‑season loss to the Blues.
None of the injuries appeared overly serious, but added to what is a growing injury list.
Stuff.co.nz reports Plumtree saying it would be disappointing after going through a really good pre‑season to lose some key guys at this time.
The Super Rugby competition will kick off at 6.35pm Friday with the Chiefs taking on the Highlanders in Waikato while the Brumbies will meet the Rebels at 8.45pm.
On Saturday, the Blues will meet the Crusaders at 6.35pm at Eden Park while the Waratahs will face the Hurricanes at 8.45pm.
The Sunwolves also face the Sharks at 10.55pm Saturday.
The Bulls meet the Stormers at 3.15am Sunday while the Lions face the Jaguares at 9.40am Sunday.
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