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.
Canterbury gave Otago a solid reality check in Christchurch.
See how the action unfolded in Otago's match against Canterbury in Christchurch.
Canterbury skipper Luke Whitelock will become the third member of his family to play 50 games for Canterbury today — yet the most successful member of the clan has not even got half that number.
The career of Fletcher Smith is in the ascendancy. He has taken a step up for Otago this year and is kicking the goals and making plenty of plays.
North Otago will field a full strength-team against Wairarapa-Bush in a crucial Heartland match in Oamaru this afternoon.
In a year of surprises, nothing has matched the unexpectedness of seeing Owen Franks develop into one of the All Blacks' better ball handlers and line breakers.
We all wondered what would happen if the Steelers uncorked an allround display.