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Thousands greet Highlanders

Highlanders Parade

Dunedin turned it on for their favourite sons.

Ref Review: A pinky in it video

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

Try or no try - that moment in the Super Rugby final; here's what the World Rugby laws have to say.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Shane Christie, left, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley and Marty Banks at Highlanders training at Logan Park in Dunedin.

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

One game ends southern pain

Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa is swamped by fans on the team's arrival at Dunedin airport on Sunday.

It took just 80 minutes for the Highlanders to erase 20 years of frustration and despair.

Highlanders fans win big at TAB

Generic money.

Over $1m wagered on Super Rugby final, with one punter making a $15,000 profit.

Canes tense up under weight of history

Hurricanes players - right to left - TJ Perenara, Conrad Smith, James Marshall and Beauden Barrett wonder what went wrong after losing the Super Rugby final to the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on Saturday

OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.

'Senior Canes deserved better'

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara makes a break during the Super Rugby final against the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

Hurricanes No 9 feels for senior players after last chance for a Super Rugby title eluded them.

Shepherds delight as beer runs low

Landers Army leader Andrew James was still celebrating the morning after the Highlanders' Super Rugby triumph.

They came, they saw, and the southerners almost ran a Wellington pub dry.

Safe as Banks, Marty does biz

Super sub Marty Banks of the Highlanders makes a break during the Super Rugby final.

Third-time lucky for Highlanders reserve first-five, whose "off the cuff" drop goal sealed the deal on Saturday.

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.

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

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.

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

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 the Super Rugby final.

Century of failure too much to overcome

It was another night of disappointment for hopeful Hurricanes fans in Wellington on Saturday.

Wellington fans are used to failure and disappointment so the Hurricanes' loss should not be a surprise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Super Rugby final: How they rated

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

Hamish Bidwell takes a look at how individual Highlanders and Hurricanes performed.

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

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.

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.

Excitement for Super final builds gallery

Highlanders fans from Dunedin on the Interislander Ferry on their way to Wellington in preparation for the Hurricanes v Highlanders Super Rugby Final.

Rugby fans leave home now if you don't want to miss kick-off.

'Canes will do it for Jerry'

Former All Blacks star Jerry Collins died on June 5, in a car crash in France.

Jerry Collins' father is confident his son's former team will take home the Super Rugby crown.

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

Will Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu have a fairytale ending to their time in the Hurricanes jersey?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Joseph leads the Highlanders to promised land

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has timed his team's impressive run to the Super Rugby final to perfection.

Few would have blamed the former All Blacks flanker if he'd quit the franchise after their horror 2013 season, but he stuck around to change their fortunes.

Robson: Hurricanes 2015 season heck of a ride

There's been something special about the Hurricanes team during their run to Saturday night's Super Rugby final.

OPINION: There has been something special about the Hurricanes this season, and not just the results.

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.

Southern men on the march

Highlander fans, from left, Steven O'Callaghan, Mark Forde, John "Mog" Pahl, Peter Forde and Eileen Forde have made the pilgrimage from the deep south.

Several thousand Highlanders fans begin gathering in Wellington.

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