The ITM Cup semifinals kick off tonight. Rugby writer
Steve Hepburn takes a look at the four games and attempts to
pick some winners.
Otago will stick to picking its players from the club
competition in the future and will not be getting out the
cheque book to sign players.
A couple of Highlanders and a former southern favourite have
been picked to play for the Barbarians next month.
The new Otago coach, whoever that may be, has some holes to
fill, and any fix is not going to happen quickly or cheaply.
Otago loose forward TJ Ioane has been selected for Samoa.
Thirteenth. And frankly on last night's display, that is what
Ross Laidlaw has slipped quietly out of the Highlanders
building. Laidlaw, who has been chairman of the franchise
since early in 2009, resigned from his position on the board
last month. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn talks to him about his
Courtney Barnes rode a winner yesterday - and it was an apt
celebration after another big win this week.
Otago is walking into the last-chance saloon tonight.
It appears there has not been a rush on to be the next Otago
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