For the ninth successive match the Hurricanes came out on top as they beat the Blues to go back to the Super Rugby summit.
The Hurricanes enjoyed a 28-19 Super Rugby win against the Lions, with Ben Lam scoring a hat-trick of tries.
Brad Shields, seeking an early release from his contract to enable him to play for England, scored as Hurricanes cruised past Sunwolves.
Beauden Barrett, Ben Lam and Ngani Laumape all scored tries as the Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs in Wellington.
Ben Lam, the leading try scorer in Super Rugby, and Ricky Riccitelli have signed deals until 2020 and 2021 respectively.
The Hurricanes were without Beauden Barrett against the Sharks but Ihaia West came good by kicking a game-winning conversion.
The Hurricanes scored 42 points without reply against the Rebels, Ben Lam the star of the show with two tries in each half.
Super Rugby’s last unbeaten run has been broken after the Hurricanes got the better of the Highlanders.
The Hurricanes’ second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.
With Chris Boyd leaving at the end of the season, the Hurricanes named assistant John Plumtree as their head coach beginning in 2019.
Star performances from Aphiwe Dyantyi and Pierre Schoeman earned victories for the Lions and the Bulls in Saturday’s Super Rugby action.