Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Twenty-two signed but not yet named

Rugby: Twenty-two signed but not yet named

The Highlanders have already signed 22 players for next year and are due to maintain all the key performers from this season.

Taieri College registers a first

Taieri College registers a first

The Taieri College year 9 netball team produced a first for the region over the school holidays.

Football: Sydney nowhere near peak

Football: Sydney nowhere near peak

When your season is not starting until October, the expectations in late July are not high.

Rugby: Humble 'enforcer' sorted out Springboks

Rugby: Humble 'enforcer' sorted out Springboks

Kevin Skinner may have been known as a tough-as-nails prop forward but his modesty and warmth were recalled yesterday.

Rugby: Gutsy Highlanders outmuscled up front

Rugby: Gutsy Highlanders outmuscled up front

Gutsy and enterprising, but unfortunately just short of a famous victory.

Rugby: Joseph proud of side's effort

Rugby: Joseph proud of side's effort

It was not the first time he had said it this season but Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph was tremendously proud of his side after yesterday's game.

Rugby: Brave Highlanders fall short against Sharks

Rugby: Brave Highlanders fall short against Sharks

The Highlanders have put up a courageous effort but gone down 31-27 to the Sharks in their playoff match in Durban.

Rugby: Hard men added to pack

Rugby: Hard men added to pack

The Highlanders are dining at the top table.

Rugby: New captain and seven new caps for Otago

Rugby: New captain and seven new caps for Otago

A new captain, a prop from Auckland and seven new caps are the highlights of the Otago squad named for the ITM Cup yesterday.

Rugby: Flying fullback ready for action

Highlanders talisman Ben Smith is fit and raring to go.