The Super Rugby competition is just past the halfway mark. So who are the players in form, who are the ones struggling and who might as well put the passport for Japan away now? Rugby writer Steve...
Highlanders midfield back Rob Thompson says players must be honest with each other and demand better of each other.
What did the Highlanders have at halftime - a pint of stout and a scotch egg?
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger admits his side has entered must-win territory.
Doubts have surfaced on the immediate playing future of key All Blacks prop Owen Franks.
The train will lead to Oamaru in July for Otago supporters.
The side which has been part of a rigorous debate in Otago rugby over the past few months will finally get out on the field tonight.
Is this mission impossible for the Highlanders?
Elliot Dixon will be hoping for a repeat of the last time he played for the Highlanders in a Super Rugby match at No 8.
The Highlanders sit 12th in the Super Rugby ladder and many are writing off their chances of getting to the playoffs for a sixth straight year.
Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax is one of the big movers to be named in a 41-strong squad for an All Blacks foundation day in Wellington next Monday.
Three weeks into the club rugby season and there has already been six defaulted games in the top grades in the South.
North Otago has recorded a profit of more than $23,000 for the past year as it continues to keep its house in order and look ahead to a fruitful year.
Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett is high in praise of his young forward pack but knows the ultimate test lies ahead - this Friday night in Christchurch, to be exact.
There is talk of must-wins, playoff hopes hanging by a thread and falling too far behind. But that is just gossip and speculation.
The boats were flying and the sea was ideal as Waikouaiti Beach played host to the national IRB championships over the weekend.
It is going to be very much a makeshift Highlanders backline which takes on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Friday night.
The Wolf Pack went out on the prowl last night and feasted on some Bravehearts tucker.
This is starting to get depressingly familiar - another close game, another close loss.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger admitted last night's loss to the Hurricanes was a bitter pill to swallow and said his side did a lot of things right.