Injured Otago forwards James Lentjes and Josh Larsen are unlikely to be sighted this season.
The Highlanders are going to the provinces for their pre-season campaign.
Zingari-Richmond has turned to a woman to help revive its fortunes next year.
The Highlanders are playing a pre-season game in Alexandra.
A club sevens series has been organised as the spotlight starts to fall on the shorter version of the game.
Chelsea Whittaker is making up for lost time.
The Highlanders have tied up the services of utility back Josh McKay for two more years.
School is out of the classroom for many this week as the beast which is schools winter tournament week runs amok throughout the land.
Former John McGlashan College First XV captain Rory Ferguson has been named in a Junior Kiwis squad.
The women's game continues to climb in recognition - and not just with bigger crowds turning up and the games being played at better venues.
It took an hour, but the Otago Spirit ran away from North Harbour in the end to win its opening Farah Palmer Cup match 27-13 in Dunedin on Saturday.
The benchmark has been set — now it is time to reach it consistently and push it even higher.
Otago has chalked up its first win of the Mitre 10 Cup with a convincing 50-17 win over Manawatu in Palmerston North this afternoon.
Otago Boys' High School has lost the South Island top four rugby final to Christchurch Boys’ High School.
The broom has swept through the Spirit and it is a new side that will open its account in the Farah Palmer Cup today.
It was somehow apt that Hawke’s Bay winger Mason Emerson got off a high tackle charge from last week’s game against Otago.
Naulia Dawai is back and doing what he loves to do — scoring tries.
Otago coach Ben Herring said he had no hesitation in giving the captaincy to the returning Michael Collins for tomorrow's game against Manawatu.
The changes and new structure of the Super Rugby competition may be decided by November.
Hooker Liam Coltman will be available to play for Otago this week but halfback Josh Renton is set for a significant stint on the sideline.