Otago has made just one change to its starting line-up for the Air New Zealand Cup match against Canterbury at Carisbrook tomorrow.
A players' forum to curb referee abuse is to be held next year following a referee-instigated appeal heard by an Otago Rugby Football Union judicial appeals panel last night.
As the world's biggest sporting event gets under way today, the Otago Daily Times concludes its profiles on Otago Olympic athletes. Reporter Steve Hepburn talks to cyclist Greg Henderson.
Graham Henry is today under more pressure than any All Blacks coach in history, Laurie Mains believes.
The Otago Rugby Football Union will look at any proposed provincial competition, but doubts remain over the financial viability of a new tournament.
Paul Williams says he will know which dressing room to go into when he gets to Carisbrook on Saturday.
First five-eighth Chris Noakes' long-range penalty kick gave Otago a last-gasp win in its season opener against Southland on Saturday. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn talks to Noakes about cricket and not being the only sporting star in the family.
If the Awatea St stadium does not go ahead, Carisbrook will have to be upgraded, the ground's owner believes.
Otago rugby is going back to the future.
The wait continues for some provincial unions as to where their future lies.
Halfway through the Tri-Nations, rugby writer Steve Hepburn checks the health of our national team and whether the side is actually re-building or simply undergoing a bit of renovating.
Ten years ago Otago won the National Provincial Championship with some outstanding performances. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back to the 1998 season when Otago ruled the roost.
The man rated by some as the player of the match - Highlanders halfback Jimmy Cowan - was trying to convince himself he was good enough to be there when he ran on to Eden Park on Saturday night.
Otago coach Steve Martin starts his most intense three months of the year this afternoon. Rugby reporter Steve Hepburn talks to Martin about the Air New Zealand Cup season.
The New Zealand Rugby Union will not allow the Highlanders to hang on to their draft players, nor will it allow players to be drafted for two years.
Southland co-coach Simon Culhane says the depth of his squad is being tested and the season had not even kicked off yet.
DCC aquatic services manager Steve Prescott has given the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board valuable advice on obtaining an all-year-round facility. Photo by Peter Mcintosh Otago may be going through what coach Steve Martin terms "a transition phase" but it will still line up 10 players with Super 14 experience against Southland in Invercargill.
New Otago winger Lucky Mulipola has become the second Highlander to be banned from drinking alcohol until the end of the season, and Highlanders management is confident he will follow orders.
Otago will look for mobility in the forthcoming Air New Zealand Cup as it looks to run sides around rather than go through them.
Adam Thomson has re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union until the end of 2010 but his future with Otago remains up in the air.