Dare to dream, North Harbour.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read has bitter experience of Australia snapping long All Blacks winning streaks and thinks the world champions have learned their lesson ahead of tonight's clash in Auckland.
North Otago is looking to stay positive heading into its Lochore Cup semifinal against Mid Canterbury in Ashburton this afternoon.
Otago is into the big dance. The blue and golds have made it to the final of the Mitre 10 Cup Championship after a hard-fought 27-20 win over Bay of Plenty at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night.
Otago are into their first Championship final since 2012 and will host their first decider since the famous 1998 NPC climax at Carisbrook.
Australia have benched first five Quade Cooper for Saturday's test against New Zealand at Eden Park, where the All Blacks will be going for a record 18th successive test victory.
Adam Knight has rather a lot of catching up to do.
Manawatu halfback Kayne Hammington has signed for the Highlanders.
Time waits for no man — not first-class rugby players anyway.
Julian Savea's recall to the All Blacks for Saturday's test against the Wallabies is an indication of the team's mindset as they approach a match with a world record on the line.
Key forwards Tom Franklin and Paul Grant have been named in the Otago team for its home semifinal against Bay of Plenty at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night.
ODT rugby correspondent Paul Dwyer talks with Otago's Lee Allan and coach Cory Brown ahead of the team's Mitre 10 Cup semi-final against Bay of Plenty tomorrow night.
Injured No 8 Taulupe Faletau was a surprise inclusion in the Wales squad for the Autumn internationals, with coach Rob Howley also calling up uncapped Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton.
League and union are fast becoming bedfellows and Highlanders medical staff - both past and present - are doing their bit.
His season has not all gone to plan but Josh Hohneck just wants to make the most of his last few weeks in New Zealand.
Australia will be a "different beast" when they line up against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, flanker Jerome Kaino says.
Augustine Pulu has been called into the All Blacks to replace Aaron Smith for the final Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park this weekend.
Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko have been cleared of doping following an investigation by the French Rugby Federation, according to a media report in France.
Whether Aaron Smith was told to take another week off or came to the decision himself following his misconduct hearing as stated by New Zealand Rugby, one thing is clear - not being part of the All...
Hosting a semifinalwill not be a cash bonanza for Otago but will be a good chance to promote the union in the South.