Steve Hepburn

Highlanders affected by injury already

Highlanders affected by injury already

The Highlanders squad will assemble tomorrow but there is already a batch of walking wounded.

Rugby: Squad warms up for new campaign

Rugby: Squad warms up for new campaign

Otago will take its first step into a new sevens campaign with a series of warm-up games against Southland in Balclutha today.

Rugby: In the front door, out the back door

Rugby: In the front door, out the back door

Josh Townsend once wore a black jersey, locking the scrum with Sam Whitelock.

Rugby: Otago backs in NZ sevens squad

Rugby: Otago backs in NZ sevens squad

Otago backs Fa'asiu Fuatai and Tony Ensor have been named in the New Zealand sevens squad for the season.

Netball: Championship changes hailed

Netball: Championship changes hailed

Southern Steel chief executive Sue Clarke says changes in the format of the ANZ Championship can only make the competition more relevant and exciting.

Rugby: Mullins not returning as coach

Mike Mullins will not be returning to coach North Otago next season, saying he wants to look for other opportunities in the game.

Rugby: Highlanders in Invercargill in May

Rugby: Highlanders in Invercargill in May

The Highlanders are heading back to Invercargill, and playing a game overseas as early as 2016 is a serious option.

Rugby: Palmer enters IRB hall of fame

Rugby: Palmer enters IRB hall of fame

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.

Rugby: Kinley unfazed by players' departure

Rugby: Kinley unfazed by players' departure

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.

Sevens: Southern women learn a lot on way to third-equal

Sevens: Southern women learn a lot on way to third-equal

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.