Aaron Smith is set to become the fifth Highlander to play 100 games.
All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens believes cutting the Western Force from Super Rugby would be a big mistake.
The Otago Rugby Football Union is to have a close look at player numbers at the end of the season.
Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman is sticking around for the next couple of seasons.
Neck exercises may be overlooked by club players which is leading to more impacts and possible concussions on the field.
A tough opening week in premier rugby continues with round two scheduled for a 6pm start tonight.
Eric Watson, a former coach of the All Blacks, has died in Dunedin, aged 91.
Time is a great healer and it has helped Aaron Smith get over what he describes as a huge mistake.
Preliminary findings from a study into force and impact on the field has shown players with weakened necks or uneven neck strength may be more vulnerable to concussion.
Five years on from nearly going under, the Otago Rugby Football Union now has assets of $1.5 million and equity of just under $1 million.
When Aaron Smith first arrived in Dunedin he admits it was part of an adventure.
Otago schools dominated the final placings at the South Island Secondary Schools touch tournament in Christchurch over the weekend.
All Blacks and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith has today opened up on how the incident involving a woman in a Christchurch airport disabled toilet last year badly affected him, saying he should have taken time away from the game.
Some very rusty rugby was played at the weekend and a lot of whistle.
Canberra is not the most exciting of places.
It will take a good couple of months to find out whether this was the start of something special or a false dawn.
A five-try first half blitz set the Lions on their way to a 42-19 away win over the Southern Kings in Super Rugby at Port Elizabeth, but they only made sure of a bonus point right near the end.
The Highlanders scored a gritty win over the Brumbies in Canberra.
The Blues ran in six tries to outplay the Bulls at Eden Park.
Southern has made a winning start to its campaign against Harbour, and Kaikorai blew away Zingari-Richmond.