Jubilant fans greet Highlanders video

Highlanders co-captains Ben Smith and Nasi Manu hold aloft the Super Rugby trophy after beating the Hurricanes in Wellington.

11:00 AM  As many as 10,000 Highlanders fans are expected to welcome their team home today after an all-night party in Dunedin.

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.

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

Joseph on the winning end video

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph hugs Marty Banks after winning the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes.

Years of heartbreak as a player, but Jamie Joseph gets the job done with the southern men as a coach.

Hungry Highlanders deliver video

The Highlanders celebrate after beating the Hurricanes to win the Super Rugby title in Wellington on Saturday night.

OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.

Hansen embraces challenge

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is attempting to balance the long-term goal of winning the World Cup with the upcoming test against Samoa.

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

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opinion

Highlanders Super Rugby's comeback kings gallery video

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith makes a break during his side's Super Rugby triumph against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday night.

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

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.

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

Robson: Hurricanes 2015 season heck of a ride

super rugby

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.

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

Joseph on the winning end video

Years of heartbreak as a player, but Jamie Joseph gets the job done with the southern men as a coach.

Thousands of Highlanders fans flocked to Dunedin airport to greet the triumphant team and celebrate their Super Rugby win.

Jubilant fans greet Highlanders video

11:00 AM  As many as 10,000 Highlanders fans are expected to welcome their team home today after an all-night party in Dunedin.

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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