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The Blues have lost all four of their New Zealand derby matches this season, most recently 26-20 to the Highlanders in Dunedin. They also lost to the Highlanders in Auckland (16-12) in addition to defeats away to the Chiefs (41-26) and the Crusaders (33-24). Their three wins this season came against the Force, Bulls and Rebels but the Blues are currently propping up the New Zealand Conference.
The Canes have a record of five wins and one defeat and they are currently two points behind the Crusaders who are setting the pace in the New Zealand Conference. Their only defeat so far came away at the Chiefs (26-18) in Round 3 and in their only other local derby this season they beat the Highlanders 41-15 in Wellington in Round 4. The Hurricanes have won six of their last eight local derby matches and the other defeat also came against the Chiefs in 2016.
The Blues have been frustratingly inconsistent this season. They started their campaign with a convincing win over the Rebels and have also gone on to beat the Bulls and Western Force but it is their poor form against fellow New Zealand franchises which proved costly as they have lost to the Highlanders twice, as well as the Crusaders and Chiefs.
The Hurricanes have made a fine start to their title defence. They thrashed the Sunwolves in their first fixture and also claimed victories against the Rebels, Highlanders, Reds and Waratahs with their only blip being a Round 2 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Blues: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Bryn Gatland, 23 George Moala.
Hurricanes: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.
Replacements: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Mike Kainga, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Reed Prinsep, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Otere Black, 23 Cory Jane.
This should be a thrilling encounter between two entertaining sides but the champions have too much class and will take the spoils, albeit by a narrow margin. Hurricanes by five.