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PHOTOS: Wellington celebrates at Hurricanes parade

The Hurricanes have paraded through the streets of Wellington, celebrating their first ever Super Rugby win.

Thousands have cheered the team on as they've made their way from the steps of Parliament to Civic Square.

After 21 years of trying, the Hurricanes finally beat the Lions on Saturday night to claim their maiden Super Rugby title.

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles proudly displayed the trophy as four floats carried the team through the CBD.

He said being part of such a celebration is amazing.

"It's huge. This is why we play rugby - to win a championship and then finally bring one to the Hurricanes' fans. It's huge everyone's turned out today to show their support, we truly appreciate it."

Newstalk ZB's Georgia Nelson was at Parliament where the parade had begun.

She said the sun is shining "almost as bright as the sea of Hurricanes jerseys in Central Wellington today."

"Families, grandparents, young children, older people, they're all here to cheer their team. Some are here because they say they have to be - they're not sure when an occasion like this is going to happen again."

Staunch rugby supporter Paul Molloy had been waiting for the parade to start since 10.30 this morning.

"I haven't been to any games this year but I've watched them all on TV, you know just seeing the players, seeing the excitement, seeing that trophy."

At Parliament, the players met Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader Andrew Little.

(PHOTOS: Nicholas Jones and Hurricanes)

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