The new-look Southland premier club rugby competition began on Saturday in scorching hot conditions.
Wakatipu's Jaclyn Williams races down the field on her way to scoring a try in her team's game against Australia in the Queenstown Women's Tens rugby tournament at the Queenstown Recreation Ground...
Reigning champions the Clutha Steamers started the season with an emphatic 79-15 win over Clinton at Clinton on Saturday.
The Highlanders have slipped out of the playoff positions but thankfully the season did not end this weekend.
Excelsior gave notice that it would be a contender for Citizens Shield honours this season with a comprehensive 63-15 win over Athletic Marist at Whitestone stadium in the feature game on Saturday.
Given that the temperature at kick-off was 26degC, you could excuse the champion Upper Clutha team for dozing off in the second half of its encounter against the Cromwell Rams on the opening day of...
Well that was hard to pick. Who had Zingari-Richmond upsetting Dunedin and Southern beating University? Anyone?
Finally relief for the Chiefs. If last week's draw with the Hurricanes was a minor step forward, this first win of the season released serious frustrations.
The great Crusaders' undefeated run ended at the hands of the Waratahs, 20-12, in Sydney on Staurday night.
With just one loss in six games this season, the Hurricanes can't have too many complaints with their results, but their performances are still leaving plenty to be desired.
It's starting to feel like the magical version of Waisake Naholo is never going to be seen again and that it's going to take another miracle to get him to a World Cup.
Metropolitan clubs wanting a place on the board of the Otago Rugby Football Union are not critical of the board's role - they simply believe the board would be better if it had club representation.
They call them coach killers and the Highlanders coaches had to watch one last night as the Highlanders let themselves down in losing 33-26 to the Blues at Eden Park.
Central Otago rugby administrators know how to launch a fresh season: they have paired off the teams that battled out the 2018 final - Upper Clutha and Cromwell - in tomorrow's opening round at the...
Club rugby writer Adrian Seconi wades through all the comings and goings and offers this preamble before the season kicks off at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.