The Crusaders came storming home to beat the Highlanders 40-17 at Timaru last night, riding on the back of a feast of possession.
The Highlanders will be searching for more than just a win when they take on the Crusaders in Timaru tonight.
New Steel shooter Leah Shoard hopes to transfer from one successful team to another.
Not only does this family stay together, it rides and jumps together, too.
Jason Rutledge is a rugby player living a second life.
HIGHLANDERS lock Tom Donnelly has ruptured ligaments in his right thumb and will not play again until March.
The lure of Indian money has led to New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum turning his back on Otago to play in an Australian domestic cricket final tomorrow night.
Otago winger Alipate Fatafehi has turned up in South African rugby, coming off the bench for the Stormers in a warm-up match.
Otago and All Black loose forward Adam Thomson's court case has been adjourned until next month.
The Highlanders' three All Blacks could take the paddock on Friday night but doubt surrounds the availability of experienced lock Tom Donnelly.
It is out with the old and next month it will be in with the new.
The Saddle Hill Steamers won the franchise series on Saturday with a commanding win over the Central Knights.
Albion easily beat Green Island in the knockout final of Dunedin club cricket yesterday, winning a place in the national club final in Auckland in April.
There is one question Israel Dagg knows he is going to get: That name. Israel.
Letting Brendon McCullum play in a domestic twenty/20 final in Australia, instead of playing for Otago in Invercargill, is purely a cricketing decision, Otago Cricket chief executive Ross Dykes says.
New Highlanders captain Jimmy Cowan believes he has matured in the past six months and says - in hindsight - he was glad he went through a rollercoaster season last year.
Coach Glenn Moore has described new Highlanders captain Jimmy Cowan as an outstanding young individual in whom he has the utmost confidence and faith.
Otago and All Black loose forward Adam Thomson has had an operation on an injured thumb but is expected to be available for the start of the Super 14.
Alexandra rider James Williamson could not quite catch the front group but still did enough to win the national under-23 road title.
Taieri has scored a coup, signing former Warriors centre Ryan Shortland to play for the club this season.