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Ben Smith celebrates on fulltime after the Highlanders claimed their first Super Rugby title. Photo /Getty

Highlanders win epic final

The Highlanders have won their first ever Super Rugby title after beating the Hurricanes in an epic encounter in Wellington…

 Elliot Dixon of the Highlanders dives over to score. Photo / Getty

Live: Super Rugby final

Join us here for our live blog of tonight's Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders in Wellington.

Hurricanes fans with a message for their team. Photo / Mark MItchell

Super Rugby final: Fans gear up

Wellington is filling up and local restaurants, hotels and bars are expecting a big boost in the lead up to the Super Rugby…

Highlanders wing Jeff Wilson is chased by Crusaders flanker Reuben Thorne in the 1999 Super 12 final at Carisbrook. Photo / Mark Mitchell

There can only be one ...

One team will win a Super Rugby title for the first time tonight. Wynne Gray takes us for a trip down memory lane ahead…

Manu Samoa Assistant Coach Alama Ieremia oversees training in Apia. Photo / Dean Purcell

Apia test big deal for all

The Apia test takes Wynne Gray back almost to the birth of Super Rugby, when the All Blacks last played midweek matches…

Keven Mealamu says he has a lot to be cheerful and thankful about. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Leave it to Mealamu

He's one of the toughest men to pull on an All Black jersey ... and he's humble, nice and has a smile like a sunbeam.

The sold-out Hurricanes versus Highlanders blockbuster is the hottest ticket in town and has brought an atmosphere akin to a big All Black match. Photo / Getty Images

Finals fever hits the capital

Wellington is full to the brim with rugby fans as a rolling maul of southerners invades the capital ahead of tomorrow's…