In preparing his team for Saturday's seismic first test against the British and Irish Lions, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made a point of looking to the past for inspiration.
Being courageous and bold, Warren Gatland says, is the key to winning the first test at Eden Park.
Arrowtown travels to take on Cromwell in what stacks up as the game of the round tomorrow in the latest round of the Central Otago premier rugby competition.
This weekend has match-ups which are pivotal to the final outcome of the season.
Paul Dwyer gives his weekly take on the club rugby scene.
Zingari-Richmond and Southern will play for a new trophy this weekend, the Eric Watson Cup.
The most eagerly awaited test in New Zealand is just around the corner, in Auckland tomorrow night. What points towards a home town victory and what are the things creating worry lines?
Peter O'Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions against the All Blacks in the first test on Saturday.
Rieko Ioane has been handed what must be considered a shock start on the left wing for the All Blacks in the first test against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park.
Those Hammers are tough.
Otago coach Cory Brown is back from Georgia with a gold medal and perhaps the ambition to join the Highlanders coaching staff.
Otago Boys' High School first XV winger Max Brown, son of former All Black prop Olo, is tackled by Timaru Boys' High School players Monty Nixon (left) and Finn Joyce at the annual interschool...
Otago Country came away from Waikaia with a confidence-boosting 19-10 win yesterday over Southland Country.
Eden Park is just another rectangle of grass, the All Blacks say, although their long-struggling opponents might beg to differ.
Warren Gatland's attack is firing at long last but the British and Irish Lions coach knows his side will have to improve again for the first test on Saturday.
Otago Country opens its season with a clash against Southland Country in Waikaia this afternoon.
The Lions have gone all Kiwi on us.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read took part in a first full contact training session since being injured, and coaches think he will be fit to face the British and Irish Lions.
Former All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has signed for provincial side Waikato and hopes to prove he is in a good "head space" after struggles with alcohol and personal issues.
King Country's most famous son and arguably New Zealand's greatest rugby player didn't want a big fuss made - but he got one anyway.