The Queensland Reds have snatched a come-from-behind 28-26 win over the Sharks in their Super Rugby season opener.
Preparations for the arrival of the British and Irish Lions are under way, as the Dunedin City Council works on plans to construct a lighted pathway to guide the way to the venue.
The Highlanders look likely to be without their skipper, Ben Smith, for two weeks.
Another season, another loss first up.
The Highlanders lost 24-15 to the Chiefs in the side’s opening game of the Super rugby season at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night.
The Chiefs have spoilt the party at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders 2017 Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Malakai Fekitoa admits he is weighing up his future but for now it is just about enjoying his 50th game for the Highlanders.
Lima Sopoaga is in seventh heaven.
The Highlanders have plenty of weapons in their armoury and there is much hope about the new season. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at their chances.
Part of the Highlanders squad ventured to SPCA yesterday to help clean out the animal shelter.
Feet need to be kept firmly on the ground and thoughts of a Blues' revival put on hold for now for, but it will be hard after the Blues opened their campaign with a thumping 56-18 Super Rugby win.
Fullback Israel Dagg will become the latest Super Rugby centurion when his Crusaders team take on the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
World Rugby's Player of the Year Beauden Barrett will be on the bench for the Wellington Hurricanes in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.
All five New Zealand sides have the talent to win the Super Rugby title. But only one can. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the chances of the four other sides, starting with the Chiefs.
Tony Brown admits he is busier than normal but the job is still the same - get the players ready to play as well as possible.
The Highlanders will start all but one of their All Blacks in the opening match of the season against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.
Otago fullback Michael Collins will make his Super Rugby debut tomorrow night when the Blues take on the Rebels.
The men across the Tasman are as ever talking up their chances. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a look at the five Super Rugby sides from Australia.
Former All Black and Highlanders lock Tom Donnelly is the new assistant coach of the Otago Mitre 10 Cup side.