Perhaps the week-long party took its toll. Whatever the reason, the ANZ Premiership champion made a shocking start to the Super Club tournament in Nelson last night, losing 65-61 to the...
Otago was slow out of the blocks and that came back to haunt it, losing to Wellington in the capital yesterday.
Otago has been beaten in its opening game of the Mitre 10 Cup, losing 34-16 to Wellington this afternoon.
Otago will field up to seven newcomers in its side to take on Wellington tomorrow, but the season appears to be in the balance for flanker James Lentjes.
Meet Dylan Nel - Otago’s new No 8.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is not fazed about having a bucketload of All Black blindside flankers in his team.
Good thing Steve Hansen does not listen to talkback radio. Or imported one-eyed coaches.
Southland has its first Black Fern.
The Mitre 10 Cup will kick off tomorrow night when North Harbour takes on Northland. For the next two months, provinces will do battle. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a look at the competition and who will come out on top.
Ben Herring will coach his first Otago game this weekend as the Mitre 10 Cup begins. He talks to rugby writer Steve Hepburn about his coaching path and the hopes ahead.
Basketball is booming at secondary school level but growth may be limited by gym space and finding enough referees.
Rugby appears to be in good financial health.
Otago has picked up some injuries and will be without key players for the opening game of the season.
The Steel’s comeback to beat the Pulse — scoring seven unanswered goals — and win the ANZ Premiership was a victory for the ages. Sports editor Steve Hepburn looks at five comebacks from southern...
Queenstown Rovers ignored its inability to get on the training field when it beat Dunedin Technical at Tahuna Park on Saturday.
The English football season kicks off this weekend with the first round of the Premier League. Sports editor Steve Hepburn takes a punt on who is going to be top dog and who will be heading south...
Dunedin Technical coach Tony Martin is urging the new Southern League be expanded to two rounds next year and said it can only help the sport in the south.
The author of a new book on Keith Murdoch says the former All Black and Otago prop is overdue an apology from New Zealand Rugby for the despicable way he was treated.
The intensity for the Otago side will go up a notch or three when it takes on the cream of the crop and some untried youngsters in Christchurch tonight.
The Highlanders’ season ended last Saturday night with a forgettable second half against the Waratahs and a one-week playoff run. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back at the season.