Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Highlanders begin as they would wish to continue

The Highlanders started their season the way they would want it to go on - winning and scoring some nice tries.

Rugby: Sides well below strength for pre-season clash

Rugby: Sides well below strength for pre-season clash

There is a distinct early-season look to the two sides set to clash in Timaru tomorrow for a Super 15 warm-up match.

Rugby: New Highlander on the rise

Rugby: New Highlander on the rise

Dan Pryor says he is a late bloomer.

Rugby: Harvie stepping down after getting tough job done

Rugby: Harvie stepping down after getting tough job done

Doug Harvie will step down from the Otago Rugby Football Union's board with the sport in a much better position than when he arrived. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn catches up with the departing former chairman.

Sevens: Looks like national event staying put

Sevens: Looks like national event staying put

The odds of the national sevens tournament heading back to Queenstown appear about as likely as Afghanistan winning the World Cup - in rugby not cricket.

Rugby: Hayman may stay on for short stint next season

Rugby: Hayman may stay on for short stint next season

Former All Black Carl Hayman may play on next season but it will be a short-term stint.

Football: Crowded sports calendar positive for cup

Football: Crowded sports calendar positive for cup

The boss of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup says a crowded sports calender will help rather than hinder the football event.

Rugby: Trophy for 10s tourney a standout

Rugby: Trophy for 10s tourney a standout

This is one trophy that would stand out in any cabinet.

Sevens: Gallant Otago hits Wellington brick wall

Sevens: Gallant Otago hits Wellington brick wall

Otago ran into a second-half behemoth in the shape of the Wellington side in Rotorua yesterday.