Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Loosie Allan to lead Otago

Rugby: Loosie Allan to lead Otago

Loose forward Lee Allan will captain Otago in its crunch game against Waikato on Sunday.

Rugby: Home game versus Crusaders first up

The Highlanders will have home advantage at the start of next season but will be on the road for the final six games of the competition.

Rugby: Championship now development contest

Rugby: Championship now development contest

Change is inevitable - and the national provincial championship certainly has undergone a raft of changes since Otago last won it. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at what has happened to our domestic rugby competition since 1998.

Rugby: Dixon to replace Magpies team-mate at Highlanders

Rugby: Dixon to replace Magpies team-mate at Highlanders

It appears the Highlanders have swapped one Hawkes Bay hooker for another.

Dinner with stars on offer

A chance to walk down memory lane and relive past glories is on offer this weekend before Otago does battle against Waikato.

Rugby: Brown hugely disappointed with poor effort

Rugby: Brown hugely disappointed with poor effort

Otago coach Tony Brown says he was hugely disappointed with his side's start and its execution let it down yesterday.

Rugby: All Blacks display calmness under pressure

Rugby: All Blacks display calmness under pressure

The All Blacks just keep on winning, even in the tight ones, and halfback Aaron Smith reckons calmness under pressure and belief is getting them over the line.

Rugby: Otago fails to fire in insipid show

Rugby: Otago fails to fire in insipid show

This challenge started with a whimper and ended, frankly, in embarrassment.

Rugby: Otago ready to take up challenge

Rugby: Otago ready to take up challenge

The Otago dunny has been flushed.

Rugby: Moffat back to bolster centre pairing

Rugby: Moffat back to bolster centre pairing

Kieran Moffat is back in the Otago side and will start at centre against Hawkes Bay in the Ranfurly Shield challenge tomorrow.