Waratahs 17-28 Hurricanes, Allianz Stadium
Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett's 18-point haul propelled the New Zealand side to seize a 28-17 victory over the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
The 25-year-old scored a crucial 16th minute opening try of the match in addition to kicking three crucial penalties and two successful conversions.
Wing duo Cory Jane (47) and Julian Savea (59) were the other two try scorers for the visitors.
Waratahs, who had a splendid opportunity to strengthen their play-offs position, failed to stop the Hurricanes surge in the second-half.
Winger Taqele Naiyaravoro (26) and centre Israel Folau (42) were the only two try scorers for the home side as fly-half Bernard Foley successfully kicked two conversions and a penalty as the Hurricanes fell short by 11 points against the visitors.
By virtue of this win, Hurricanes have sealed their birth in the Super Rugby play-offs whereas the Waratahs who are on equal points as the Brumbies, are positioned second in the points table.
The Waratahs will travel to Auckland for their final round-robin clash against the Blues whereas the Brumbies will face the Force at home in Canberra next weekend.