Steve Hepburn

Rugby: Money Banks lives up to nickname

Rugby: Money Banks lives up to nickname

Money Banks. That is his nickname and it was never truer than on Saturday night when Marty Banks slotted a drop goal with two minutes to go to seal the deal in the Super rugby final.

Rugby: This side is special - Smith

Rugby: This side is special - Smith

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith said right from the start of the season, he knew this team was something special.

Rugby: Script played out to perfection for Dixon

It all went to plan for Elliot Dixon on Saturday night.

10 reasons the Highlanders will beat the Hurricanes

10 reasons the Highlanders will beat the Hurricanes

The plans have been prepared. The players are primed. The fans are pumped. Now it's GAME ON.

Rugby: Manu focused on his final 80 minutes

Rugby: Manu focused on his final 80 minutes

Sentiment, nostalgia - Nasi Manu is not big on them.

Rugby: Dixon maturing into quality loosie

Rugby: Dixon maturing into quality loosie

Elliot Dixon is surrounded by nappies and sleepless nights at the moment.

Rugby: Highlanders name same XV for final

Rugby: Highlanders name same XV for final

This is a final and strange things can happen - teams can freeze and go into their shell.

Rugby: Support from all over for Naholo

Rugby: Support from all over for Naholo

The fame of Waisake Naholo has spread to the Middle East.

Rugby: 10 facts that point to our boys

They say there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at 10 statistics which show the Highlanders should go into Saturday night's final with some confidence.