Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Enjoying their footy key to win

Rugby: Enjoying their footy key to win

Getting out and playing with enjoyment was the key to the Highlanders win last night, coach Jamie Joseph believes.

Rugby: Highlanders power into the top six

Rugby: Highlanders power into the top six

In the winning column and into the top six.

Rugby: Plenty of questions to answer before privatisation

Rugby: Plenty of questions to answer before privatisation

The Highlanders are slowly being nudged towards granting a licence to a private operator to run the franchise. But there is plenty of water to flow under the bridge. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn asks some questions and attempts some answers.

Rugby: Talented referee O'Brien to make Super 15 debut

Just over a decade ago, Matt O'Brien was wearing a light blue jersey, running around the club fields of Dunedin.

Hopes for sellout Kiwis test in Dunedin

Hopes for sellout Kiwis test in Dunedin

The Kiwis are coming back to Dunedin - after 86 years - and it is hoped the test will be a sellout.

Into 'Valley of Death' strides Dunedin man

Into 'Valley of Death' strides Dunedin man

Everyone is looking for some heat come July. But Glenn Sutton is probably taking that to the extreme.

Rugby: Highlanders know what to expect

Rugby: Highlanders know what to expect

The Highlanders know what is coming. This is no box of chocolates, Forrest Gump style. The Highlanders are going to know exactly what they are going to get tonight from the Bulls.

Touch: Kaikorai pupil makes Touch Blacks

Touch: Kaikorai pupil makes Touch Blacks

He is not yet able to drink a beer in a bar or vote, but he is one of the best players in one of the country's biggest sports.

Rugby: Forward thinking Highlanders braced for Bulls

Rugby: Forward thinking Highlanders braced for Bulls

Naso Manu will have his first rest of the season - to start with, anyway - while Brad Thorn returns as the Highlanders get ready for the physical confrontation of the Bulls.

Rugby: Christie nailing his new career

Rugby: Christie nailing his new career

Shane Christie knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence.