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Hurricanes win maiden Super Rugby title

  • Hurricanes win maiden Super Rugby title

    Members of the Hurricanes celebrate with the trophy following their victory in the Super Rugby final match between the Wellington Hurricanes and Lions of South Africa at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on August 6, 2016. / AFP / MARTIN HUNTER (Photo credit should read MARTIN HUNTER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Hurricanes have won their first Super Rugby title after defeating the Lions 20-3 in Wellington.

The Hurricanes outscored the Lions by two tries to nil in wet, cold and windy conditions at Westpac Stadium.

The win - courtesy of tries by Cory Jane and Beauden Barrett and 10 points from the boot of Barrett - ensured loose forward Victor Vito was able to celebrate his 100th and final game for the franchise in style.

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It ended a 20-year title-wait for the Hurricanes who had previously lost finals in 2006 (Crusaders) and 2015 (Highlanders).

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