The news doesn't get any better for the Wallabies.
As the coaching merry-go-round continues at the top level, the Highlanders may have moved a tad closer to having a coach for 2018.
Otago welcomes back some Super rugby players for its clash against Wellington at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night.
New Zealand's No1-ranked netball umpire Jono Bredin is moving up the pecking order as a rugby referee.
It may not look like it, but Saturday's Rugby Championship encounter with the Wallabies is the biggest test to date of the new-look All Blacks side.
Once again the All Blacks have a tricky midfield puzzle to solve, with the selectors having to decide whether to pick Anton Lienert-Brown, Seta Tamanivalu or Rieko Ioane to start the Rugby Championship against Australia this week.
The silver medal-winning New Zealand women's sevens team will come to Dunedin as part of a national tour upon their return home.
Warren Gatland is set to become the second coach to lead the Lions on major back-to-back tours, the Guardian reported.
When Kane Hames arrived at the Highlanders just under three years ago it was a case of Kane who?
Highlanders hooker and Otago captain Liam Coltman has at last got a real chance at an All Black jersey.
An Australian loose forward and an Otago cricketer are two of the intriguing newcomers in the North Otago squad for the Heartland Championship campaign.
Otago prop Craig Millar says the new breakdown laws are taking away habits of a lifetime.
Former Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph says his six years in charge went quickly - well, five years did and then one year went very slowly.
ODT Online rugby writer Jeff Chesire looks at some key points from Otago's win over Southland in their Mitre 10 Cup opener at the weekend.
World Rugby are taking seriously the discovery of a listening device in the All Blacks' hotel in Sydney.
The All Blacks will be looking to bring two new hookers into their set-up today and Otago rake Liam Coltman is believed to be a contender.
Otago will bring back some players for a big game against Wellington on Thursday night under the roof in Dunedin but has already started the season with some confidence.
A sublime display from Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge proved inspirational in Canterbury’s 69-24 demolition of the Otago Spirit at the University Oval on Saturday.
Otago Country has started its campaign with a heavy 41-7 defeat to the Tasman Red Devils in Milton.
John McGlashan College’s unbeaten season came to a halt against Southland Boys’ High School in the Highlanders regional First XV final in Invercargill on the weekend.