Stade Francais head coach Greg Cooper will leave the rugby club later this month to be with his ill daughter in New Zealand.
Otago referees are finally making waves on the national scene.
The Highlanders will have to be on song straight away in next month's 10s tournament in Brisbane.
Former Otago and All Black prop Carl Hayman is set to take the field at the Brisbane Tens.
A tough run of matches resulted in both Otago sides battling at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua over the weekend.
New Zealand Rugby fears the reputation of the All Blacks has been tainted after four lower level players were banned for taking a prohibited substance.
Both Otago teams are confident despite facing tough pools at this year’s national sevens tournament.
Fletcher Smith is heading north.
Otago and Highlanders first five-eighth Fletcher Smith looks to be on the move.
Aaron Mauger has only been the Highlanders head coach a matter of months but must already contemplate recruiting another marquee first five-eighth.
Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has confirmed he will leave New Zealand at the end of this year.
Otago rugby is set to extend its drug education in the coming season.
Lima Sopoaga has confirmed that he will be leaving New Zealand at the end of the 2018 season.
Alhambra-Union winger Ben Qauqau-Dodds' suspension for anti-doping violations has shocked club stalwarts.
A move by Highlanders playmaker Lima Sopoaga to take up a lucrative contract with English club Wasps has starkly highlighted the growing commercial power of northern hemisphere rugby.
Lima Sopoaga will walk away from the chance to compete at his first World Cup after signing a lucrative deal with English club Wasps.
A second Dunedin sportsman has received a ban for doping after being caught purchasing illegal steroids from a defunct website.
Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
New Zealand Rugby has been forced into a major backdown.
England playmaker Owen Farrell is the best rugby player in the world according to Rugby World magazine with only two All Blacks making the top 10.