After all the defections, the Highlanders have scored a win in the recruitment department.
The Highlanders are confident they have the ability to do the job in Christchurch on Friday night and do not consider themselves underdogs.
When the Highlanders signed Tyrel Lomax in late 2017, there was talk of Lomax being the second coming of Carl Hayman.
Israel Folau has again attacked homosexuality and also spoken out against young people being allowed to change gender at a sermon at his Sydney church.
The New Zealand under-20 side will record their worst ever finish at the Under 20 World Championships.
Woodlands used its experience to win 41-37 at home against Blues in the Southland division one competition on Saturday.
Maniototo did outstandingly well to prise the White Horse Cup off Wakatipu a couple of weeks ago but was incredibly unlucky to have to defend it first up against a Cromwell Goats team on fire,...
The Highlanders will have nothing to lose when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night.
The Super Rugby quarter-finals have been set after a dramatic final morning that saw the Highlanders sneak into the final spot after other results went their way.
Dunstan High School registered a surprise 36-17 win against Otago Boys' High School Second XV in an Otago premier school game in Alexandra today.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has spoken out on Israel Folau for the first time since Rugby Australia axed the code-hopping star.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger is threatening to take his side to Carisbrook such was its display in the slippery conditions in Invercargill last night.