Otago is always going to find it hard in sevens because of its location and lack of games but more commitment is needed from both players and the union, Otago coaches say.
Rules are rules and there was simply no consideration to go late and end the Plunket Shield game at the University of Otago Oval on Sunday.
Former England and Hurricanes back Riki Flutey is the new Highlanders skills coach.
There may have been empty seats and zero atmosphere at the new tournament in Tauranga, but the horse had bolted in getting the sevens back to Queenstown.
Queenstown golfer Fraser MacLachlan has earned his professional spurs.
The Otago sides produced a mixed bag of performances at the national sevens tournament in Tauranga over the weekend.
Otago has been hit with a tough draw but is intending to try to slide past the opposition at the national sevens tournament in Tauranga today.
So Steve Hansen is heading to the exit door. That opens up a fair swag of contenders to take on the role. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at who is a chance, who is a fair bet and who is the...
All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Steve Hansen is to announce his future today, and all indications point to him riding off into the sunset.
Otago has been boosted by the inclusion of top sevens player Alena Saili for the national tournament in Tauranga this weekend.
No-one can begrudge Ben Smith his decision to go to France.
History was made last night when Kendra Cocksedge was named New Zealand player of the year.
Ben Smith is the first Highlander to say he is leaving after next year. He will not be the last.
It could not last forever.
A club rugby administrator says there could be just six clubs left in the Dunedin premier competition in a few years and overseas clubs are eyeing up local players.
North Otago will start its hunt for a new coach in the new year.
The New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame is looking for a doubling in funds from central government.
Roxburgh rugby is heading south and is confident it will have the numbers to put a side on the paddock next year.
There will be southern connections, past and present, all over the park and in the stand when the Top Japan league final is played in Tokyo this weekend.