Otago's storm week might just be the making rather than breaking of this team.
Otago has held on to beat Hawke's Bay 18-13 in a dour spectacle at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tonight.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster will take the team through to the Rugby World Cup, the NZ Rugby Board has announced after a review of performance.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster expects to lead the team to their next test against Argentina in Christchurch in under two weeks and is confident he has the full backing of his players to do that.
Southland might have stolen an unlikely NPC victory had it been given just a few more minutes yesterday.
New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson has revealed that there will be no decisions made on the future of All Blacks head coach Ian Foster until the team arrives back in New Zealand.
David Havili and Scott Barrett scored late tries as the All Blacks eased the pressure on coach Ian Foster with a superb 35-23 victory over South Africa at Ellis Park.
All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock says his side must "nail the basics" in the second test against South Africa at Ellis Park, but concedes countering the powerful Springboks is easier said than done.
The Otago Spirit has kept its unbeaten record intact with a 39-7 win against Tasman at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.