Highlanders, 'team of destiny' gallery video

Highlanders No 10 Lima Sopoaga, right, hugs Aaron Smith after the Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

3:13 PM  OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?

Highlanders welcomed home video

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa holds the Super Rugby trophy aloft at Dunedin Airport.

Electric blue and gold scenes in Dunedin as fans turn out in force to sing for their champions.

Dixon, an unlikely hero video

Elliot Dixon on the burst in the Highlanders' Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Highlanders' Super Rugby final man of the match talks about his controversial try as he celebrates victory.

'He lost the ball' video

Elliot Dixon of the Highlanders reaches out for his controversial try during the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes coach questions TMO decision to award Highlanders "critical" try in Super Rugby final.

Smith 'gutted' for the Canes video

Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith stands tall soon after the final whistle after the Highlanders won the Super Rugby final in Wellington.

Hurricanes captain searches for perspective, telling his team there's "a lot to be proud of" in spite of loss.

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Highlanders, 'team of destiny' gallery video

Highlanders No 10 Lima Sopoaga, right, hugs Aaron Smith after the Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

3:13 PM  OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?

Highlanders Super Rugby's comeback kings gallery video

OPINION: Highlanders deserving winners in a Super Rugby game worthy of the occasion.

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

Garner: Can the Canes finally do it after 20 years?

super rugby

Sopoaga revels in sweetest victory

Lima Sopoaga, right, hugs Aaron Smith following the Highlanders' 21-14 win over the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby final.

12 min ago  Wellington-born-and-raised first five-eighth bleeds for blue and gold on Westpac turf.

Dixon, an unlikely hero video

Highlanders' Super Rugby final man of the match talks about his controversial try as he celebrates victory.

Highlanders No 10 Lima Sopoaga, right, hugs Aaron Smith after the Super Rugby final victory over the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Highlanders, 'team of destiny' gallery video

3:13 PM  OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?

sevens

Canada Sevens set for mid-March in world series

The Fiji team celebrate after winning round eight of the HSBC Sevens World series in Glasgow.

Inaugural Canadian round of the Sevens World Series will take place in Vancouver on March 12-13.

Ponying up to save the Sevens video

Wellington Sevens will move to a Saturday-Sunday, team up with the Wellington Cup.

Members of Brazil's sevens teams play a match during the opening of a new rugby pitch which is installed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Football-mad Brazil taking to rugby

Interest in oval ball code rising in football-mad nation since sevens earned place in Rio Olympic Games.

international

Ferns close to Super Series title

Black Ferns captain Selica Winiata is one of an experienced group of players leading the team into a new era.

Black Ferns just one win away from title as rejuvenated team looks to new era.

Can Wallabies win the 2015 RWC?

Michael Cheika has finally showed his hand with the Wallabies.

Maori All Blacks coach Colin Cooper, centre, has a short preparation time with his side before they face Fiji.

Maori face big challenge in Fiji

NZ Maori coach Colin Cooper faces plenty of challenges to get his side ready to face Fiji.

all blacks

Hansen embraces RWC challenge

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is in a good place ahead of the World Cup.

Steve Hansen acknowledges 'everyone has got that same desperate feeling' to win Rugby World Cup.

Hansen to be made honorary high chief

All Blacks coach to be honored with prestigious title day after the test against Samoa in Apia.

Andy Ellis is determined to grab his last chance at securing a spot in the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad.

Andy Ellis determined to cherish All Blacks recall

After four years on the outer the Crusaders halfback is keen to force his way into the Rugby World Cup squad.

provincial

Foote thrives in Mooloo mould

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager Blair Foote is getting to grips with his new role.

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager embracing the challenges of a role in the sport he loves.

Jack Goodhue focused on ITM Cup for Cantabs

Fresh from lifting the Under-20 Rugby World Cup trophy in Italy, Jack Goodhue is now fully focused on becoming a regular feature in Canterbury's ITM cup starting line up.

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby union chief executive Corey Kennett, left, and rugby development officer Ryan Shelford are hoping the union's top side can win the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay later this month.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.

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