Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Perfect start, furious finish

Rugby: Perfect start, furious finish

It was like taking candy from a baby for the first 40 minutes. Then it was like watching the training wheels fall off in the second.

Rugby: Joseph – we'll take the win

Rugby: Joseph – we'll take the win

The Highlanders' three All Blacks are likely to put their feet up in the next couple of weeks as the side eyes a scalp in Canberra.

Rugby: Looking to the future

The Highlanders have signed a couple of their younger brigade for the next two seasons.

Rugby: Highlanders hold on to beat Blues

Rugby: Highlanders hold on to beat Blues

The Highlanders have held on to beat the Blues 30-24 at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Rugby: Duel brings out hookers' best

Rugby: Duel brings out hookers' best

Competition brings out the best in anyone.

Rugby: Have big boar, must be bouncing

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is completely satisfied with the condition of prop Josh Hohneck, saying anyone who can go pig hunting and capture a boar must be all right.

Rugby: Injured Parker out for the season

Rugby: Injured Parker out for the season

Otago and Highlanders first five-eighth Hayden Parker is out for the season because of a shoulder injury.

Rugby: Highlanders name team to play Blues

Rugby: Highlanders name team to play Blues

The Highlanders have made some changes to their forward pack to take on the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.

Rugby: Canes star in Form XV

Rugby: Canes star in Form XV

It is about halfway through the regular season of Super rugby, time to look at who is playing well, who isn't and who is putting in a good shift for little reward. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn picks a form XV from the New Zealand teams.

Rugby: Licensing some way off

The granting of a licence for a private operator to run the Highlanders is still being worked through and no completion date has been set.