Time is a great healer and it has helped Aaron Smith get over what he describes as a huge mistake.
Preliminary findings from a study into force and impact on the field has shown players with weakened necks or uneven neck strength may be more vulnerable to concussion.
Five years on from nearly going under, the Otago Rugby Football Union now has assets of $1.5 million and equity of just under $1 million.
When Aaron Smith first arrived in Dunedin he admits it was part of an adventure.
Otago schools dominated the final placings at the South Island Secondary Schools touch tournament in Christchurch over the weekend.
All Blacks and Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith has today opened up on how the incident involving a woman in a Christchurch airport disabled toilet last year badly affected him, saying he should have taken time away from the game.
Some very rusty rugby was played at the weekend and a lot of whistle.
Canberra is not the most exciting of places.
It will take a good couple of months to find out whether this was the start of something special or a false dawn.
A five-try first half blitz set the Lions on their way to a 42-19 away win over the Southern Kings in Super Rugby at Port Elizabeth, but they only made sure of a bonus point right near the end.
The Highlanders scored a gritty win over the Brumbies in Canberra.
The Blues ran in six tries to outplay the Bulls at Eden Park.
Southern has made a winning start to its campaign against Harbour, and Kaikorai blew away Zingari-Richmond.
A trip to Borneo has not ended well for Otago players Gavin Stark and Jonathan Ruru.
Overturning a blue card handed out by a referee is going to be as difficult as getting an 80-minute game out of Wayne Barnes.
New Zealand Rugby is making progress in policing concussion and says there has been a major increase in detecting concussion on the field.
Highlanders halfback Kayne Hammington plays for Manawatu and wants to learn from the best - his provincial team-mate Aaron Smith. So he moved to Dunedin.
The Crusaders ran in seven tries in a comprehensive victory.
The three referees who will take charge of New Zealand's tests against the British and Irish Lions all have something in common - they've never been in charge of an All Blacks' defeat.
Pirates chairwoman Jess Tuhega believes the club needs "money and people" to make a return to the premier grade.