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Lynn McConnell     30 Mar 2017     Getty Images

While the Reds have to cope with their return trip from Argentina, the Hurricanes were more concerned about slipping back into game mode after the bye.

"The backline is going well. We've got a lot of weapons out in the backline and everyone is playing to a pretty good level so far and hopefully we can keep that momentum going and keep putting good performances out on the field," he said.

While opponents have the task of attempting to contain World Rugby player of the year in 2016, Beauden Barrett, his team-mates were still getting used to having a second member of the family in the backline.

"Jordie Barrett is like his brother, he's pretty unique. He can do some special things on the field that not many other people can do. It's good to have those sorts of guys on your team and it's good for myself because I can sort of feed off those guys," Proctor said.

The only way to tell them apart was down to Jordie being a little taller but they talked the same and they ran the same.

Proctor said his main point of contribution to the side was calling what he saw and helping the players inside him by letting halfback TJ Perenara and first five-eighths Beauden Barrett know to go and attack.

"We all have a big role defensively but for those of us outside we try and lead our line speed but everyone in the team plays their own part in defence."

Whereas Cory Jane had been quite involved in the past, it was a case of Julian Savea and Vince Aso picking up the slack to help out in similar ways to what Jane used to do.

"CJ definitely takes a leadership role within the team, especially out on the field so, it will be good when he's back as well."

It was also good playing outside Ngani Laumape because like Jordie Barrett he was someone unique and he got to run off him when he made his breaks because he was a hard man to tackle and that gave Proctor more space so it was good to play outside him.