Otago first five-eighth Josh Ioane has continued his rise with selection in the Maori All Blacks team to tour North and South America next month.
All Black hooker Liam Coltman is available to play for Otago this Saturday.
Otago will be without form winger Jona Nareki this week and for the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final - should it make it - but absent hooker Liam Coltman will be sighted.
Otago will not be rushing the newest member of its trophy cabinet around the province as quickly as it did last time.
It has been a rapid rise up the ranks for Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax.
What is it with Japan and sending strange All Black teams there?
Otago has made one change to its side which takes on Wellington in a Plunket Shield match in the capital tomorrow.
Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax has made a quick rise up the ranks and made the All Black squad to play Japan next month.
It has been an up and down year for Otago centre Matt Faddes.
Otago assistant coach Ryan Martin did not have to look far to get excited about winning the Ranfurly Shield — just a picture on the wall of the team room in Dunedin.
Second time around and it still tastes sweet. Otago had to wait 20,000-odd days to finally win the Ranfurly Shield back in 2013.
The Otago team will fly home with the Ranfurly Shield in tow today and are scheduled to land in Dunedin late this afternoon.
It’s coming home for summer. Long may this win linger.
Otago leads 20-12 at halftime in its Ranfurly Shield challenge against Waikato in Hamilton.
Otago went out on the prowl last night and came away with five competition points and a place in the post season.
Otago first five-eighth Josh Ioane says the side is slowly learning how to convert chances into points.
Canterbury captain and opener Chad Bowes dominated the first day of the warm-up match between his side and Otago in Alexandra.
Otago has made an encouraging start to its season with a Hamish Rutherford century guiding it to a commanding eight-wicket win over Canterbury in a warm-up game in Alexandra yesterday.
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