This was always going to be a tough mountain to climb.
Otago midfielder Sio Tomkinson looks as if he is about to have an enforced stint on the sideline and it could be for some time.
Otago Boys’ High School exploded out of the blocks and ended up a convincing winner in the Otago Premier Schools final at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.
Auckland scored a comfortable win over Otago at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
Otago Boys' HIgh School have won their third consecutive title in the Otago Premier Schools competition.
The Heartland Championship may have gone but there is still plenty on the line when North Otago hosts South Canterbury in Oamaru this afternoon.
It is exam season in many schools at the moment.
Those lessons from dad must have been pretty good.
Forsyth Barr Stadium has lost a test and the economy has missed out on many millions as the reality of no Rugby Championship being played in New Zealand hits home.
The racing fraternity in the South Island cannot sit on its hands and wait to see how synthetic tracks perform in the North Island, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing chief executive Bernard Saundry...
Big Nasi is back in town — and it has been an eventful five years away.
Otago will bring plenty of rawness but some excitement into its side to take on Auckland tomorrow.
The Highlanders are not rushing to appoint a head coach but say they have some very capable candidates in house.
Tom Donnelly came down to Dunedin 20 years ago with no real plan mapped out.
The Otago scholastics team should have one big thing in its favour when it heads to Kaikoura for the national championships.
More than 100 sporting clubs and organisations from Otago have dipped into the second round of money granted through the Sport New Zealand community resilience fund.
Auckland is able to bring its heavy artillery south for the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup.
An injury crisis has led to veteran hooker Jason Rutledge being called into the Southland squad and he could take to the field at the age of 42.
For the first time in the professional era, Otago has no players in an All Black squad.
Otago started well, Southland came home strongly but the blue and golds got up in the last score of the game to win their pre-season match 45-43 in Invercargill on Saturday.