Super Rugby Pacific's leading individual try scorer, Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara, said he has been driven more by getting onto the field this season than worrying about personal records.

He scored his 63rd try for the Hurricanes against the Waratahs to move one clear of his former teammate Julian Savea on the all-time list [click HERE].

But he said not having played for 17 months after his Achilles tendon injury was his immediate goal.

"The first thing I thought about was getting out there and playing footy. Then, once I scored a couple, I saw where I saw with Jules and having that competition with one of the best players is only fun.

"There's more to go in the season and more to be written in that story. It's cool where it sits for now. But I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks."

He said scoring tries was not something he considered when starting out with the Hurricanes, but being up with some of the leading players on the list was enjoyable. 

Perenara said some of the talented players who have played for the Hurricanes had given him the opportunities to score tries, including Savea and Cory Jane, who had set him up to score many of his tries.

However, the more important thing was seeing the Hurricanes maintain their form.

"We didn't play our best. The Waratahs bounced back after we started red hot and then we managed to close it out towards the end."

But Saturday's game against the Blues was another big away game at Eden Park.

He said that in his recovery from his injury, he was doing more rehabilitation and preparation for games than before the injury.

"I'm happy with where it's at now but I still lack a little calf strength compared to my other side. It is still a goal for me to get that back."