North Otago has a proud record over the past two decades.
England coach Eddie Jones has ensured the build-up for his side's semifinal against New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday will carry an extra edge.
Kiwis are known for their number 8 wire, do-it-yourself attitude when it comes to completing a home project.
After their meek quarter-final exit from the Rugby World Cup and the resignation of coach Michael Cheika, the Wallabies are moving quickly to secure a replacement.
World Rugby are to investigate the image of referee Jaco Peyper posing for a picture with Welsh fans.
Despite seeing his Japan team beaten by South Africa in their World Cup quarter-final, coach Jamie Joseph was full of praise for his players and hoped they would be remembered as a source of inspiration throughout the country.
Michael Cheika has taken a swipe at Rugby Australia's Kiwi boss Raelene Castle as he confirmed he will be quitting as head coach after the Wallabies' 40-16 quarter-final loss to England.
A powerful South Africa ended the hopes of millions of Japanese rugby fans when they ground down the host nation 26-3 in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Tokyo Stadium on Sunday.
England and the All Blacks will take clumps from each other in the Rugby World Cup this weekend at Yokohama Stadium. Afterwards, though, their coaches will sit back and share a beer.
The world awaits - well, the United States in particular - for Ben Herring and his family and he admits he may not return to rugby coaching.
Otago has secured a home venue for the Championship final with a flawless effort in the semifinal against Tasman in Dunedin on Saturday.
North Otago will host Whanganui this Saturday after a couple of pulsating Meads Cup semifinals on Saturday.
Otago coach Ben Herring says there was not total despondence after his side's dramatic loss to Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday.
Wales advanced to their third World Cup semi-final when Ross Moriarty's late try gave then a 20-19 victory over a battling France team who played the last half-hour with 14 men after lock Sebastien Vahaamahina was sent off for a moment of madness.