The Highlanders are drawing inspiration from an unusual source this week - a comedian.
Luke "tackle count" Whitelock will be cast in a new role tonight - the closer.
Mackenzie Haugh scored three and set up two tries in Southern's 45-19 win against Alhambra-Union at The North Ground this afternoon.
Otago opener Hamish Rutherford is the second player to score a century on their first-class and list A debut for Worcestershire.
Crisis meeting. Honesty session. Call it what you like.
Excelsior is a Latin word often translated as ever upward and the club is certainly living up to its moniker this season.
Highlanders winger Tevita Li looks poised to get a little help on the flank this weekend.
Liam Coltman is a smiler.
Breaking the line is marvellous - but five points would be better.
Beating the Beatties - the sibling rivalry which is driving three sisters to throw or leap as far as they can.
Kaikorai stormed to an emphatic 71-31 win against Dunedin in a blowout at Kettle Park today.
Otago and former Black Caps opener Hamish Rutherford has scored a century on debut for Worcestershire.
Green Island stalwart Dion Lobb has retired after amassing a staggering 415 senior games for the club. Adrian Seconi caught up with the Swamp Rats’ all time leading wicket-taker.
Green Island did what is almost unthinkable these days - it kicked for goal instead of for touch.
Clyde-Earnscleugh withdrew at the start of the season.
Another country team has called it quits.
Frank likes going fast - crazy fast.
Inexperienced first five-eighth Josh Ioane has been trusted at the helm for the Highlanders' match against the Crusaders in Christchurch tomorrow.
Always a joy, never a chore. Highlanders fullback Ben Smith will bring up an impressive milestone tomorrow night.
Sister and brother act Anahera and Kairangi Koni have enhanced their reputation as two of the best juniors playing the game.