Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Serious concerns about heartland

Rugby: Serious concerns about heartland

A record loss by Otago Country just lays bare issues around the game in the heartland.

Ice-skating: Age no barrier for Dickson

Ice-skating: Age no barrier for Dickson

He is not a rugby, racing and beer type and that is exactly the way Keith Dickson likes it.

Rugby: Thirty correct good enough to win

Rugby: Thirty correct good enough to win

No-one got the entire 31 right but for Calvin May and his sons, Luka and Benji, one away was good enough.

Rugby: Sometimes tough choices come down to a gut feeling

Rugby: Sometimes tough choices come down to a gut feeling

When you have more than 1000 days, who knows how many games and trainings to watch, have the statistics on everything from how much a player eats to how much he runs at training, how can you not know who your best 31 players are?

Rugby: Forwards 'outstanding'

Rugby: Forwards 'outstanding'

It was the first win for Otago coach Cory Brown but he was not taking any of the credit.

Rugby: Naholo makes the cut for ABs

Rugby: Naholo makes the cut for ABs

There was mixed news for southern fans when the All Black squad for the World Cup was named at Parliament last night.

Rugby: Otago takes match with last second try

Talk about timing it to perfection.

Rugby: Dickson holds bigger ambitions

Rugby: Dickson holds bigger ambitions

Impressive Otago forward Josh Dickson has a problem: he wants to get bigger.

Rugby: Highlanders connections in Joseph-coached Barbarians

Rugby: Highlanders connections in Joseph-coached Barbarians

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will not be short of company when he coaches a Barbarians side against Samoa in London this weekend.

Rugby: Few left from 2010 match

If one wanted an indication how short, or limited, a rugby player's career is in New Zealand these days, one only has to look back to the last time Otago played Taranaki.