It was never really going to be a case of if Asafo Aumua made the All Blacks squad - more a matter of when.
Four new players have been named in the All Blacks the end-of-year tour squad this morning.
West Coast will travel to Ashburton after it defeated North Otago 24-14 to play Mid Canterbury, while Mid Canterbury beat Poverty Bay 56-22 in Ashburton.
The Otago Spirit has made it through to the final but may have to do without three key players for the big show.
Otago coach Cory Brown has made no decision on his future.
Otago put on its worst effort of the season when it mattered the most.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has paid tribute to Australia for their 23-18 victory over the world champions on Saturday night.
Australia have produced a performance of huge character to secure their first victory over the world champion All Blacks in eight matches.
Otago has been beaten in the Mitre 10 Cup championship semifinal, going down 48-32 to Bay of Plenty in Tauranga.
Scotland flanker John Hardie has been suspended by club side Edinburgh and told he will not be selected for next month's autumn test series amid a Scottish Rugby Union investigation.
The last man to coach Australia to World Cup glory - Rod Macqueen - believes the Wallabies finally have a team to stand up to the All Blacks.
It was supposed to be a contest but the ones in the wool won easily.
Hugh Tait has been recognised for all the work he does for the oval ball game.
North Otago meets West Coast in a Lochore Cup semifinal this afternoon but North Otago coach Nigel Walsh believes his side should have made the Meads Cup playoffs.
The Otago Spirit is not booking its flights for next week’s final yet as it goes into its semifinal match against North Harbour today.
Otago will not get to face up to one of its old boys today.
It has been a season to remember for Tei Walden — but he does not want it to end yet.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and SKY will partner to livestream the All Blacks upcoming matches in a move designed to grow the global fan base for the teams in black.
Just last month, Lima Sopoaga faced the scariest moment of his life.
The Highlanders are looking around for a first five-eighth but it will not be Bay of Plenty pivot Mike Delany.