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Hurricanes crowned Super Rugby champions

Long time coming: The Hurricanes have finally taken out the big prize.

Five-eighth Beauden Barrett dived on a loose ball with a little over 11 minutes remaining to score a try that sealed the Wellington Hurricanes' first Super Rugby title.

Collins inspires Canes' finest hour

Former All Black Jerry Collins, pictured in action for the Hurricanes against the Waratahs in 2008.

Former loose forward Jerry Collins was a big part of the inspiration behind the Hurricanes' defence this year, the new Super Rugby champions have revealed.

Jane happy on the defensive

Cane man: Winger Cory Jane.

Hurricanes winger Cory Jane usually gets the plaudits for his attacking and finishing skills, but it's his behind-the-scenes work on the team's defence that is giving him more satisfaction this year.

Loss puts Tahs' season in the balance

Slippery customer: Cory Jane.

The NSW Waratahs' finals hopes are hanging on by a thread after they missed out on a fine chance to cement themselves at the top of the Australian conference against the Hurricanes.

Dropped All Blacks back for Hurricanes

Back in the XV: Victor Vito.

All five of the Wellington Hurricanes players who were stood down for one game after breaching a team curfew have been recalled by coach Chris Boyd for a rematch of last year's final against the Highlanders on Friday.

Understrength Hurricanes beat Reds

Going outside: Vince Aso looks to beat James Slipper.

The Hurricanes have overcome off-field disruption to get their Super Rugby campaign back on track with a 29-14 bonus-point win over the lowly Reds in Wellington.

Chiefs ride high after edging Hurricanes

Seta Tamanivalu looks to pass under pressure from Vince Aso.

The Chiefs have consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby ladder after hanging on for a 28-27 win over the Hurricanes in a see-sawing battle in Wellington.