Super Rugby is more of a marathon than a sprint.
Highlanders hooker Ash Dixon is slowly easing into his work - although his passport and suitcases have had a busy past six months.
Former Southland club player Blake Roff has been banned from playing after admitting buying the stimulant Clenbuterol from the clenbuterol. co. nz website.
Highlanders midfielder Sio Tomkinson has escaped further punishment from his red card and has had it removed from his record.
Four All Blacks have come back into the Highlanders starting side but Liam Squire will continue to cool his heels.
Prop Feao Fotuaika and new recruits Sefa Naivalu and Bryce Hegarty will make their debuts for the Reds against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.
Waisake Naholo makes a return to a Highlanders team that includes nine All Blacks for their Super Rugby clash with the Reds in Dunedin on Friday night.
Toulon rugby boss Mourad Boudjellal has defended his criticism of former All Black wing Julian Savea and launched another stinging attack on the under-performing star.
The Highlanders may not have been beaten at home for nearly two years but it means nothing when every game kicks off.
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has been told he's "not welcome" at French club Toulon, despite having a year left on his contract.
Highlanders midfielder Sio Tomkinson is due to face a hearing tomorrow night over his red card in the match against the Chiefs, and he looks certain to spend time on the sideline.
The Lions have recorded their first Super Rugby victory in Buenos Aires with a 25-16 win over the Jaguares.
The Blues have suffered an excruciating defeat to the defending champion Crusaders in a cliffhanger finish.
Zac Guildford was rushed to hospital after being involved in a motorbike accident while celebrating his birthday in Thailand.
Toni Pulu's hopes of playing for Australia at the Rugby World Cup have suffered a major blow with the winger expected to have surgery on Monday to repair a fractured cheekbone he sustained...