It appears former Highlander Malakai Fekitoa will not be returning any time soon.
Tony Gilbert scored a couple of firsts in his rugby career. Now both of them are about to intertwine.
There were plenty of teams lining up to have a crack at the Ranfurly Shield this season but Otago is limiting itself to just the two mandatory pre-season challenges.
Lima Sopoaga's English club is confident the former All Black will find his best form - next season.
English rugby's new billionaire backers will reportedly use their "landmark deal" as a stepping stone for a much bigger target - test rugby.
French Rugby has been left mourning a young player for the fourth time in eight months after the death of 23-year-old Nathan Soyeux.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read and teammate Ryan Crotty are on their way to Japan post-Rugby World Cup according to French media reports.
All Blacks first five eighth Beauden Barrett has paid tribute to departing coach Steve Hansen as they prepare for one last season together.
Former Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has effectively ruled himself out of the running for the top All Blacks job by signing a contract extension with the Glasgow Warriors.
Former Highlanders prop Carl Hayman has been axed as forwards coach by French club Pau, after reportedly being involved in an altercation with some of his players.
John Haggart played 119 games for Otago, finishing with the blue and golds when the side won the national provincial championship in 1991. Since then he has been all around the world. He catches up with Rugby writer Steve Hepburn.
The untold tsunami story: A former Highlander tells how his late doctor appointment may have saved his life and of his heroic efforts in a tsunami devastated town.
Former Kaikorai player Blake Ensor has been banned for offences which happened more then three years ago.
New Zealand Rugby has pledged its support to a competition taking players away from the grass-roots and bleeding clubs of players.
The new competition is scheduled to feature 14 rounds, with 56 games of 70 minutes. As many as five Otago players are understood to have been snapped up already.