Ben Smith celebrates the Highlanders first Super Rugby title. Photo by Getty Images.

The Highlanders have won their first ever Super Rugby title after beating the Hurricanes in an epic encounter in Wellington tonight.

Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders celebrates his try during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photo by Getty

They pipped the pre-season favourites, defeated the defending champs and toppled the table-toppers.

Lima Sopoaga of the Highlanders kicks the ball through to launch an attack.

Phil Gifford: Title for Highlanders caps off greatest Super Rugby comeback this century

Highlanders deserving winners in a Super Rugby game worthy of the occasion.

Waisake Naholo of the Highlanders celebrates with fans after winning the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photo by Getty

Jubilant Highlanders fans were doing the Highland fling in the aisles of Westpac Stadium - and in the deep south - as Jamie Joseph's band of rugby.

Aaron Smith  celebrates Dixon's try for the Highlanders in their 21-14 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington

Aaron Smith celebrates Dixon's try for the Highlanders in their win over the Hurricanes in Wellington

Congratulations to the Highlanders,  2015 #SuperRugby Champions!  #HURvHIG #SuperRugbyFinal  #Repost from @malakaifekitoa: Proud to be a Highlander

Congratulations to the Highlanders, 2015 Champions! from Proud to be a Highlander

The Westpac Stadium in Wellington was packed out for the final of the 2015 Super Rugby

Elliot Dixon scored one try and set up another for Waisake Naholo as the Otago Highlanders beat the Wellington Hurricanes to win their first Super Rugby title on Saturday.

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Super Rugby final shows Europe why the south is still the best Super Rugby final

Still celebrating #SuperRugbyFinal  #Repost from @wnaholo:  We really did it. 2015 Super Rugby Champs ✊ #Landers2015 #SuperRugby #happydays #brotherhood #HighlandersFamily #Champs

Still celebrating from We really did it.

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