Highlanders Super Rugby champions

Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders celebrates a try that helped his team to the Super Rugby title.

The Highlanders' heroes have heaped heartbreak on the Hurricanes with a 21-14 win in Wellington.

Saints reach NBL final

Saints guard Lindsay Tait was at his charismatic best against the Nelson Giants.

The Wellington Saints have beaten the Nelson Giants 97-85 to progress to the NBL final.

Ardie Savea ruled out of final

Ardie Savea has failed to recover from injury in time for the Super Rugby final.

Hurricanes openside Ardie Savea is out of the Super Rugby final.

Highlanders beat Hurricanes video

Richard Buckman of the Highlanders charges forward as Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes pulls him down on Saturday night.

The Highlanders have beaten the Hurricanes 21-14 in an intense Super Rugby final.

Big-ticket scalpers cash in on Super Rugby final

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Big rewards for some auctioning off Super Rugby final tickets - and a bit of fun for others.

Different colours, same pride for Franks

Hurricanes prop Ben Franks goes on the charge against his former team, the Crusaders, earlier this season.

Former Crusaders stalwart never thought he'd be a Hurricane, let alone a proud one.

Beginner's guide to Super Rugby

Hurricanes fans celebrate their win over the Brumbies in the Super rugby semifinal.

Tips for beginner rugby fans at Saturday's Super Rugby final.

Canes hopes hinge on kicking game

Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has tormented opponents with his short kicking game this season.

Catching kicks could be as vital as making tackles as the hosts chase glory in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Wellington.

Ekenasio ready for NBL playoff showdown

Wellington Saints captain Damien Ekenasio is ready for a tilt at his fourth National Basketball League title.

Damien Ekenasio will be a key player for the Wellington Saints' NBL Final Four push.

How coach Chris Boyd transformed Hurricanes

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has guided the franchise to the Super Rugby final in his first season in charge.

Don't let his casual dress sense and easygoing manner fool you – his mind is working overtime on how to play the game better.

Canes fan's last-minute score

Long-time Hurricanes supporter Barry Dwane is off to Westpac Stadium on Saturday night after scoring last-minute tickets.

He feared missing out on final, after attending nearly 100 Hurricanes games.

Rugby fever builds gallery video

Julian Savea signs autographs and poses for photos at the Green Man pub in Wellington, ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Excited Hurricanes fans pack out Wellington pub to meet the team.

Gibbins hopes Savea is fit for Super final video

Hurricanes openside Callum Gibbins will start in the Super Rugby final if Ardie Savea does not recover from injury.

Manawatu openside genuinely hopes he'll be on the reserves bench when the Super Rugby final kicks off on Saturday night.

Burns loss inevitable, says Phoenix coach

Nathan Burns' departure for Tokyo FC has increased the Phoenix's chances of attracting a top quality striker.

The loss of Socceroos striker reflects reality of the A-League, where the more you develop players the more overseas clubs snap them up.

Runners not horsing around

Tim  Corbett, 22, will run the Wellington marathon wearing a horse suit to raise money for the SPCA.

"It’ll be fun for the first 100 metres, and then it’s just going to be a nightmare."

College Sport

Viard first-five leads by example

Bishop Viard 1st XV first-five Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is having an outstanding season.

Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is one of the leaders on the field for Bishop Viard's 1st XV.

HIBS duo hit hockey century

Hutt International Boys' School (HIBS) hockey players Troy Johnson (left) and Deevan Rama both brought up 100 games for the first XI in recent weeks

Deevan Rama and Troy Johnson both brought up 100 games for the HIBS hockey first XI within weeks of each other.

Quadrangular final counts down gallery

29062015. Sport.Kevin Stent/Fairfax. Quadrangular schoolboys rugby tournament at Wellington College. Wellington College v Christ's College. Centre Pio Lupo.

Wellington College beat Christ's College 36-8 in a first step towards their 13th-straight Quadrangular Tournament win.

Horan chasing Olympic dream

Hamish Horan is taking aim at the Olympics after just a year of competitive archery.

Hamish Horan has the Olympics in his sights after just a year of competitive archery.

Mudzekenyedzi's journey to Canes U-18s

Heretaunga College centre Brandon Mudzekenyedzi has made the Hurricanes under-18 training camp.

Brandon Mudzekenyedzi hopes to make the New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby team this year.

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