Otago will take its first step into a new sevens campaign
with a series of warm-up games against Southland in Balclutha
Townsend once wore a black jersey, locking the scrum with Sam
Otago backs Fa'asiu Fuatai and Tony Ensor have been named in
the New Zealand sevens squad for the season.
Southern Steel chief executive Sue Clarke says changes in the
format of the ANZ Championship can only make the competition
more relevant and exciting.
Mike Mullins will not be returning to coach North Otago next
season, saying he wants to look for other opportunities in
The Highlanders are heading back to Invercargill, and playing
a game overseas as early as 2016 is a serious option.
A rugby career that started with an inter-college game in her
first year at university in Dunedin has reached another peak
for Farah Palmer with election into the IRB hall of fame.
Otago Rugby boss Richard Kinley is hopeful departing players
Hugh Blake and Jayden Spence will be back next season, and
does not think their departure is the start of a mass exodus
from the province.
The Southern Ti Kouka side finished third-equal at the
national sevens event in Taupo over the weekend but has made
some real advances in the game, its coach says.
Controversial cricketer Jesse Ryder has withdrawn from the
New Zealand A squad for personal reasons.
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