Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will leave the franchise at the end of the season to coach Japan.
Robert van Royen
Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark is in no hurry to find a replacement for Japan-bound coach Jamie Joseph.
Otago athletes Joshua Baan and Caden Shields will face a talent-laden field in the national 3000m championships in Wellington tonight.
Christina Ashton was Otago's shining light at the annual Cooks Classic in Wanganui on Tuesday night.
Otago athletes won 40 medals at the 38th annual South Island Colgate Games in Nelson at the weekend.
Five Southern Steel players have been named to trial for the Silver Ferns and national development squad next month.
Otago rowers won a stack of medals at the annual Canterbury championships on Lake Ruataniwha at the weekend.
Otago teams had a rough couple of days at the national sevens championships in Rotorua at the weekend.
Billy Stairmand and Ella Williams were the big winners on the final day of the national surfing championships at St Clair Beach on Saturday.
Sammy Burke finished a creditable fifth in the national junior 3000m championships in Hastings on Saturday.
Otago is in must-win mode for its Ford Trophy game against the Northern Knights in Dunedin tomorrow.
Sammy Burke is the lone Otago athlete competing in the national junior 3000m championships in Hastings today.