This was a gnarly old Premiership clash in Blenheim, but the Makos deserved the 15-10 win and the kudos for a smarter, more tactically astute display.
After spending more than three months in the All Black environment without a hint of making his test debut, Damian McKenzie has been judged ready to celebrate a special milestone...
Tom Franklin and Michael Collins have come back into the Otago side for its game against Auckland at Eden Park tomorrow night but the front row has taken a hit.
Otago captain Paul Grant is heading back to the United Kingdom.
After spending over three months in the All Black environment without a hint of making his test debut, 21-year-old Damian McKenzie has been judged ready to celebrate a special milestone against Argentina.
Italy has withdrawn from the race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Otago takes on Auckland on Saturday night and, to win, Otago needs to do one thing - well, two really - stop the Ioane brothers, Rieko and Akira.
The Ranfurly Shield is moving south.
Rugby player Losi Filipo, controversially discharged without conviction for assaulting four people, had a "pretty challenging" upbringing and is "hugely apologetic", the Players' Association says.
The game is faster and plenty of tries are being scored but the jury appears to be out around the new breakdown laws. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn talks to some coaches about the changes.
Wellington Rugby has terminated Losi Filipo's contract.
Three Otago Boys' High School pupils have been selected for national squads to play games in Auckland next week.
Wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will miss the All Blacks' end of year tour to the United States and Europe in November due to his shoulder injury.
North Otago went from the penthouse to the outhouse in the space of a week.
Wakatipu’s Connor McIsaac is tackled (top) by Pakuranga’s Trey Alatini, son of former All Black Pita Alatini, at the New Zealand Junior Rugby Festival at Queenstown Events Centre on Saturday.
Otago will need to learn from its defeat by Canterbury on Saturday for its next two games.
After a week in which a hooker and a prop scored hat-tricks, one from a more conventional source carried Auckland to victory over Bay of Plenty.
North Harbour are not done yet, as their 35-14 win over Southland today shows.
A date with the Hawke's Bay defence was all that Tasman needed to revive their flagging Mitre 10 Cup fortunes.
A tense local derby played in awful conditions - it was no surprise it boiled down to a couple of critical moments.