Blues first five-eighth Piers Francis has been cleared to face the Chiefs on Friday night despite suffering being knocked unconscious in the weekend's defeat to the Stormers.
Warren Whiteley has been confirmed as the new captain of the Springboks.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2019 and will have a new provincial team.
He is back to being a happy hooker but for a time there Ash Dixon admits he did not know what the future held.
Highlanders assistant coach Scott McLeod played more than a straight bat yesterday.
Three Otago Boys' High School First XV players have been suspended for foul play.
The signs of the arrival of the British and Irish Lions are coming thick and fast, with confidence their match against the Highlanders next month will be sold out.
Tickets go on sale later next month for the Bledisloe Cup match in Dunedin with plenty of confidence the game will be sold out.
Former Highlander loose forward James Haskell is making a return to New Zealand.
The African journey awaits Warren Kearney.
If this was a horse race, Scott McLeod is coming from the back of the field and heading for the front.
Hamilton is the new home of rugby sevens in New Zealand.
England back row Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the Lions tour of New Zealand and will be replaced in the squad by James Haskell.
Four of the five Otago premier school games scheduled for the weekend were postponed due to poor weather on Saturday.
Dunedin demolished Green Island 40-5 to regain its spot at the top of the competition standings.
The Highlanders will have at least three key players back for next weekend's home game and more could be on the way.
Another record-breaking performance has allowed the Highlanders to continue their winning ways.
University A and Taieri do battle under lights at the University Oval ground No 6 during their Dunedin premier club rugby match on Saturday.
Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park.
Eight straight wins and still stuck in fourth - life sure is tough in the New Zealand conference.