23 Jun 2015

Hurricanes focused on Super Rugby

6:39 am on 23 June 2015

The Hurricanes took time to celebrate All Black selections, but it wasn't for long as they returned to their main focus, winning the Super Rugby title.

The Hurricanes have 12 players in the 41-man All Black squad named by Steve Hanson.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Dane Coles, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, James Broadhurst, Victor Vito, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder were all selected.

After enjoying a bye in the first round of the Super Rugby play-offs, the Hurricanes take on the Brumbies in semi-finals in Wellington this weekend.

Coach Chris Boyd says they celebrated the All Black selections, especially the two new guys, Broadhurst and Milner-Skudder, but it didn't last too long before they were thinking about the Brumbies again.

Conrad Smith scores for the Hurricanes against the Sharks 2015.

Conrad Smith scores for the Hurricanes against the Sharks 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Boyd says he can honestly say that from Conrad Smith down, there is not one person in the squad that is thinkign about the World Cup or All Blacks what they are concentrating on is beating te Brumbies.

He says his group has been well focused around the job at hand which is the Super 15 for now.

On the injury front, the Hurricanes main concerns are outside backs Cory Jane and Nehe Milner-Skudder who are both managing hamstring niggles.

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