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Naholo scores in final as Highlanders win Super Rugby

July 4, 2015 7:19 pm

After 20 years of heartbreak and pain, the Highlanders have won the Super Rugby title.

And they did it in style too with a 21-14 victory against hosts Hurricanes in Wellington last night.

Fijian Flyer Waisake Naholo scored the only try of the second spell to mark off a superb season for himself.

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The Nadroumai villager finishes as the top try scorer in this season with 11 touchdowns.

The Highlanders led the Hurricanes 5-13 at half time after a try by Elliot Dixon, two penalties and a conversion from Lima Sopoaga.

Having only lost two matches all season and with home advantage the Hurricanes went into the final as strong favourites.

It was a game packed with emotion with neither side having previously won the championship.

The Hurricanes are now the only New Zealand team not to have won a Super Rugby title.

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