Steve Hepburn

Former ‘ODT’ sports editor and columnist dies

Former ‘ODT’ sports editor and columnist dies

Former long-serving Otago Daily Times sports editor Brent Edwards has died.

Rugby: Highlanders suffer blow in Wellington

Rugby: Highlanders suffer blow in Wellington

Absolutely positively Wellington? More like absolutely dismally damp Wellington.

Rugby: Joseph staying calm after Canes loss

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph says his side is still well alive in this year's competition, but felt some missed tackles cost it in the loss in Wellington last night.

Netball: Agbeze not quite enough to make Magpies fly

Netball: Agbeze not quite enough to make Magpies fly

Dunedin club netball got some international flavour to it on Thursday night with the appearance of England captain Ama Agbeze.

Rugby: Who will step into the breach?

The first All Blacks team of a brave new era is to be picked. There will be no McCaw, Carter or Mealamu, so the gold cards have disappeared. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a punt on who will be picked in the 32-man squad to be named tomorrow at 10am.

Rugby: Putting dread into opponents

Rugby: Putting dread into opponents

He is an easy one to spot - big braided hair and in perpetual motion.

Rugby: Lienert-Brown, Franklin back for Highlanders

Rugby: Lienert-Brown, Franklin back for Highlanders

The Highlanders have kept faith with most of the side which did the deed over the Crusaders and will look for a New Zealand hat trick tomorrow night in Wellington.

Rugby: Women's competition named for Farah Palmer

The Otago Spirit will have to suit up early this season in a competition which has been re-named after one of the sport's most popular female figures.

Rugby: McLeod's focus on clash with Hurricanes

Rugby: McLeod's focus on clash with Hurricanes

Highloanders assistant coach Scott McLeod has still not signed to return to the franchise next year but says he is "pretty interested'' in staying in the South.

Rugby: Cyclone catalyst for Osborne to pledge future to Fiji

Rugby: Cyclone catalyst for Osborne to pledge future to Fiji

In the end, Patrick Osborne said it was not hard to throw his international future in with his homeland.