Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Sopoaga, Squire on bench for Highlanders

Rugby: Sopoaga, Squire on bench for Highlanders

The Highlanders will have two All Blacks on the bench for the match against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday but still have plenty of experience in the side.

Rugby: Four NZ teams can still make playoffs

As Super rugby resumes 10 teams are trying to squeeze into the eight playoff spots. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn has a look at what may happen over the next three weeks.

Rugby: Seats for Lions will be attainable

Rugby: Seats for Lions will be attainable

Tickets for the Lions match in Dunedin next year should be not be too difficult to get, Highlanders boss Roger Clark says.

Football: Father and son to fore

Football: Father and son to fore

There were two Kellys on the scoresheet for Mosgiel on Saturday in its Football South Premier League win over University.

Rugby: Team ready to step up without five All Blacks

Rugby: Team ready to step up without five All Blacks

Minus most of their All Blacks, the remaining Highlanders are looking forward to taking on added responsibility this week.

Rugby: Not even sky the limit for Highlanders

Rugby: Not even sky the limit for Highlanders

The Highlanders are racking up the air points - going round the world in two weeks in possibly the longest quest in world sport.

Rugby: Moving window to July may be answer

Rugby: Moving window to July may be answer

Any move to having a global calendar will have to come with sacrifices by all parties but moving midyear tours back a month to July could be one simple way to get a better season.

Rugby: Dixon satisfied with test debut

Rugby: Dixon satisfied with test debut

The nerves were there, he did not sing the national anthem but all and all Elliot Dixon was satisfied with his test debut.

Rugby: Wallabies will be tough: Hansen

Rugby: Wallabies will be tough: Hansen

Australia is on a run of four straight losses and will face the All Blacks in its next two games but Steve Hansen is not going to take the Wallabies lightly.

Rugby: Dagg back to best as ABs romp home again

Rugby: Dagg back to best as ABs romp home again

Everyone loves enjoying success and Israel Dagg is no exception.