The future of Invercargill’s Rugby Park will be up for debate next week, but a suggestion has been made to move top-class rugby to another ground.
Not bad for a guy who was too light and small and was seriously ill nearly three years ago.
We all had best-laid plans for this year.
As the Highlanders players put their feet up and have a well-deserved break, there will be plenty of head scratching going on by the coaching team.
Referee bosses are working hard to get officials to all matches, but sideline behaviour, especially at school games, needs to improve.
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The first man to play 100 games for Otago, a man who has given his all to the 15-man game, turns 90 today.
The Highlanders co-captains have spoken of the charms of South Africa and questioned whether a heavily New Zealand-based Super Rugby competition would be sustainable.
Dunedin rider Ray Dunstan notched a double at the national road championships in Hawke’s Bay over the weekend.
They started like a Chrysler Avenger and finished like a Mustang.
The Highlanders coaches have been preaching keeping the ball in hand and backing each other.
The wind may have been howling up the harbour and the sun may have had the strength of a one-bar heater, but it did not stop plenty of supporters from standing on the sporting sidelines on Saturday.
There appears to be some foxing going on. The Highlanders take on the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow, and both have put their All Black first five-eighths on the bench.
The front foot has been put out, and it is a long stride.
This Nugget is getting banged up and bashed about - but he is bouncing back.
The Otago Spirit will have just the two home games in the revamped Farah Palmer Cup.
There is confidence the Central Otago Racing Club will not have to sell its race track at Omakau.
At the start of the season, things did not look overly rosy for Dillon Hunt.
Harbour has had plenty of changes just two weeks into the season but it is simply getting on with the job.
The Super Rugby Aotearoa competition is halfway through. So what have we learned, who is playing well and what is not working? Rugby writer Steve Hepburn has a quick look.