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Hurricanes win maiden Super Rugby title

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/08/2016

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.

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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