How the Wellington Pride ever landed in the lower section of the Farah Palmer Cup is one of rugby’s mysteries.
Michael Collins was a handy cricketer in his youth — and he played a captain’s knock at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.
Josh Ioane slotted a penalty after the hooter to win the Mitre 10 Cup championship semifinal over Hawke's Bay at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
Otago has plenty of work to do to get back into the Mitre 10 Cup championship semifinal at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Otago Spirit has been well beaten 57-5 in the Farah Palmer Cup Championship final in Wellington.
Players, by the very definition of the word, like to play.
More than 900 submissions have been received on the Messara report into New Zealand racing but what happens next is unclear.
Otago fullback Michael Collins will play his 50th game for the province when he leads the side into battle against Hawke's Bay tomorrow.
The Mitre 10 Cup semifinals take place tonight and tomorrow. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn picks which sides will make the final four.
Two can tango and two can tackle.
Otago midfielder Kilisitina Moata'ane definitely made the right decision when she turned her back on the 13-a-side game earlier this year.
Otago flanker Slade McDowall could not have timed his blazer game better.
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.