It was a Super Rugby Aotearoa season with few highs for the Hurricanes, but they finished with a flourish against the Highlanders on Friday.
The Hurricanes appeared set to clinch just their second win of the season, only to be beaten by a last-gasp penalty on Friday.
David Havili's drop goal earned the Crusaders a dramatic golden-point victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.
After suffering back-to-back defeats, the Blues responded with a much-needed win over the Hurricanes in Auckland.
Jordie Barrett staked his claim for an All Blacks starting spot as he scored 30 points in the Hurricanes' 30-19 win over the Highlanders.
The Chiefs trailed 26-7 at half-time but scored four second-half tries to get past the Hurricanes 35-29.
Codie Taylor scored twice as 2019 Super Rugby champions the Crusaders defeated the Hurricanes 33-16.
Last year's Super Rugby Aotearoa runners-up, the Blues were too strong for the Hurricanes.
The final game of the season saw the Highlanders trump the Hurricanes in Dunedin on Saturday.
The Blues and the Crusaders' respective Super Rugby Aotearoa seasons are over after their match on Sunday was called off.