Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett said their set piece was an area that needed more work after they were defeated 14-33 by the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium on Saturday.
Two of the tries scored by the Hamilton franchise were directly from the scrum, and the former Crusaders assistant coach said it was an area where they had already done some work previously.
"They were well constructed," Hammett said of the tries scored.
"It's one of the issues we had last week and we need to solidify that area."
The coach didn't take anything away from his side's effort, however, and re-emphasised the makeup of his very green crop.
"I know it sounds like a broken record, but we've got a lot of boys in their first year of Super Rugby while some haven't played much ITM Cup.
"We need to keep growing them and keep learning from those losses. It's different but they've got good men around them."
Areas they had improved on from weeks prior included the solidity of the scrums, their set pieces and the 'microdetails' of their game, Hammett said.
Captain Conrad Smith supported his coach's words and said his side were still in the hunt before they began 'chasing the game'.
"We were hanging in there pretty well. I think we showed in that 60 minutes we were in with a hunt in that last 20."
"They're (the Chiefs) just playing as a team, that's the best bit about them."
Despite the successive losses to the Crusaders and the Chiefs, Smith was fairly satisfied with how his side had been performing throughout the competition.
"We seem to thrive in the challenge that we have - we're not a bad side despite the two losses."