The man behind the Grassroots television show believes there is life in club rugby still and it will always be the base for the game in New Zealand.
The Otago University women's premier side finally got to have a runaround last night - in the newest and flashiest of surroundings.
Rowena is in charge - and has broken new ground.
There were plenty of Otago faces as former Black Ferns took part in official capping ceremonies over the past two weeks.
Palmerston rider Courtney Duncan could not have done any better at the latest round of the Women's Motocross World Championships.
Marty Banks appears to be an unlikely starter for the Highlanders this week despite making the long trek to Cape Town.
It has not been a great first year in the north for former Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga.
The Highlanders are on the slide and coach Aaron Mauger admits every competition point is critical at the moment.
So close but in the end too far.
The Highlanders are backing their fitness and energy to get a win over the Lions.
Are the long arms of the national selectors getting involved in the movements of Luke Whitelock?
Glenn Dickson is going back to school.
All Black loose forward Shannon Frizell is back for the Highlanders and will play his first game at No 8 for the franchise.
Matt Faddes will play his last game for Otago in July - bringing up 50 games for the union - and then head off to Ulster.
Dunedin chairman Lee Piper has been elected as the metropolitan clubs representative on the Otago Rugby Football Union board.
Otago midfield back Kilisitina Moata'ane will finally get her chance to wear the black jersey after being named in the Black Ferns last night.
Otago Boys' High School was a convincing winner in its annual interschool against King's High School yesterday.
Sport New Zealand backs doing away with junior representative teams but will leave it up to individual sports to change their representative structure.
Otago Boys' High School had a convincing win in the feature match of its annual interschool game against King's High School today.
Which Super Rugby players are coming from nowhere to get an All Black jersey and which have joined the bear market? Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at those who are on the rise and those on the decline.