Otago metro under-18 centre Giovanni Leituala is tackled by Southland under-18 hooker Morgan Riordan (left) and openside flanker Sean Withy at the University Oval on Saturday.
A multitude of defensive errors by North Otago in the first half laid the basis for Thames Valley’s six-try 43-21 victory in the fifth round of Heartland rugby on Saturday.
Celebrated Irish first five-eighth Ronan O'Gara reckons Ireland will ''finish the job'' against the All Blacks in Dublin later this year.
Malakai Fekitoa has a predicament. Stay in France, or take a huge pay cut to come home and chase the All Blacks dream that still burns.
It is starting to get near crunch time for Heartland teams, none more so than for North Otago which takes on Thames Valley in Te Aroha today.
Southland is trying hard but it is going to take a while to turn things around, the union’s boss says.
Japan coach and former All Black Jamie Joseph will stand down as head coach of the Sunwolves in the build-up to the World Cup.
Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's training squad for next week's training camp in Bristol.
Otago openside flanker Georgia Mason may miss the remainder of the season with a serious knee injury.
All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane has agreed a new four year deal with New Zealand Rugby, the New Zealand Herald understands.