Tickets go on sale later next month for the Bledisloe Cup match in Dunedin with plenty of confidence the game will be sold out.
Former Highlander loose forward James Haskell is making a return to New Zealand.
The African journey awaits Warren Kearney.
If this was a horse race, Scott McLeod is coming from the back of the field and heading for the front.
Hamilton is the new home of rugby sevens in New Zealand.
England back row Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the Lions tour of New Zealand and will be replaced in the squad by James Haskell.
Four of the five Otago premier school games scheduled for the weekend were postponed due to poor weather on Saturday.
Dunedin demolished Green Island 40-5 to regain its spot at the top of the competition standings.
The Highlanders will have at least three key players back for next weekend's home game and more could be on the way.
Another record-breaking performance has allowed the Highlanders to continue their winning ways.
University A and Taieri do battle under lights at the University Oval ground No 6 during their Dunedin premier club rugby match on Saturday.
Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park.
Eight straight wins and still stuck in fourth - life sure is tough in the New Zealand conference.
The Hurricanes are back on level pegging with the Chiefs.
Four of the five Otago premier school competition games were postponed due to poor weather, but two teams battled it out.
Harbour scored two late tries in the first half to set up an win against Southern at Bathgate Park.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders Super Rugby match against the Force in Perth.
That's probably it for the Blues as far as playoff hopes go.
As strange as it may seem, tonight’s game has playoff implications for both the Highlanders and the Western Force.
Wayne Smith is stepping down from his All Blacks role, ending an extraordinary 20-year involvement with international rugby's No 1 ranked team.