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Vito hoping for perfect Super Rugby final send off




All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Victor Vito is on track to get the perfect end to his Super Rugby career with a 100th and final game for the Hurricanes.

The blind side flanker could finish his time in Super Rugby as a title winner which would be a dream finish before he heads off to play in France for La Rochelle.

“It certainly seems like the script’s been written a little bit,” said Vito said who scored a try in the Hurricanes Semi-final victory over the Chiefs.

“A hundred games is pretty massive for me personally, but for me I’m just more excited about the fact that once again we are giving ourselves shot to win a title as a team.”

The Hurricanes are the only remaining New Zealand team not to have won a Super Rugby title but they are strong favourites to win the title as they have home advantage in the final.

Last year the Hurricanes also hosted the final but lost to the Highlanders and Vito says that loss is well behind them and Saturday’s match will be very different.

“Last year was last year and this year’s team is a completely different team,” Vito told AAP.

In 2015 the Hurricanes were captained by Conrad Smith and also had the likes of Ma’a Nonu and Nehe Milner-Skudder in their team and the 33-Test All Black says there is a lot different this year.

“That sort of thing probably would have hung around a little bit if we had pretty much the same team.”

“But it’s quite a different feel this year, it’s no better or worse, it’s just different.”

“I think the culture’s been building for the last few years and if anything, the teams before, especially last year’s team just instilled that belief.”

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