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How this team performs against the Chiefs and the Highlanders will provide a good measure of exactly where they are at. They have some potential, but 2021 shapes up as a year of development for the Hurricanes and it would not be a surprise to see them struggle.
If they can avoid finishing at the foot of the ladder in Super Rugby Aotearoa, that will be a solid result in the grand scheme of things.
The pressurising factor for the coaching staff is how are they going to get the best out of this team, and that will be interesting to watch unfold.