The Highlanders will lick their wounds and thoughts will switch to national honours and next season as the chapter is closed on 2021.
Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon has come a long way in the past couple of years but another honour just eluded him on Saturday night.
The Highlanders stood tall on Saturday night and change — in a good way — is on its way.
Courage can only go so far. The Highlanders defended like men possessed and had one hand on the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman trophy when playing the Blues in the final in Auckland. But it wasn't to be.
It all started in Dunedin about 20 years ago.
Harbour coach Ryan Nicholas is just wondering what team will turn up tomorrow.
The North Otago side will not get a lot of training together before its tough assignment at the end of the month.
Pride, bonus points, swansongs for players — the motivation to win for the Highlanders tonight is plentiful.
For four years, Black Sticks defender Kane Russell has had to re-live it nearly every day.
Nearly a 100 years of family racing history came to a close at Forbury Park, in Dunedin, last night, but it was not a fairytale finish.
Former Otago coach Cory Brown has answered the call and is helping lend a hand to the men in the middle.
We wait everywhere these days.
There is nothing to pick between the Highlanders and the Brumbies as the visiting side looks to keep its final dreams alive.
Football South will wait to learn more details before any decisions are made after a Chatham Cup match in which 13 yellow cards and three red cards — including one to a member of the sideline staff...
The Highlanders are not going to go straight to bonus-point mode in their must-win match against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday night.
The Bush Pigs have marked their debut with a win.
In this day and age where it is all about skin folds, bench presses and broncos, Michael Collins is a rarity.
It was the sign of a rise in fortune when Tap ‘n’ Go won the last at Wingatui yesterday.
The Highlanders only had two current All Blacks going into the season. Tomorrow they will have none.
The Waratahs are the equivalent of the Italian army: they are always beaten, fold like a pack of cards and possess a defence more leaky than a National Party caucus.