Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Who will finalists be?

Rugby: Who will finalists be?

The ITM Cup semifinals kick off tonight. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a look at the four games and attempts to pick some winners.

Rugby: New Otago coach will be looking to the clubs

Rugby: New Otago coach will be looking to the clubs

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.

Rugby: Southerners join Barbarians

Rugby: Southerners join Barbarians

A couple of Highlanders and a former southern favourite have been picked to play for the Barbarians next month.

Rugby: Side needs gifted players, not just triers

Rugby: Side needs gifted players, not just triers

The new Otago coach, whoever that may be, has some holes to fill, and any fix is not going to happen quickly or cheaply.

Rugby: Ioane in Samoa side for short tour

Rugby: Ioane in Samoa side for short tour

Otago loose forward TJ Ioane has been selected for Samoa.

Rugby: A black Friday for Brown's boys

Rugby: A black Friday for Brown's boys

Thirteenth. And frankly on last night's display, that is what Otago deserves.

Rugby: Steered ship in time of change

Rugby: Steered ship in time of change

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 experiences.

Racing: Barnes celebrates

Racing: Barnes celebrates

Courtney Barnes rode a winner yesterday - and it was an apt celebration after another big win this week.

Rugby: Execution key word for Otago

Rugby: Execution key word for Otago

Otago is walking into the last-chance saloon tonight.

Rugby: Decision time for potential coaches

Rugby: Decision time for potential coaches

It appears there has not been a rush on to be the next Otago coach.