The All Blacks have won the 2017 edition of Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Sport.
Next Saturday Sam Anderson-Heather will be packing down against the British and Irish Lions.
Southland Boys' High School produced some tenacious defence to hold on for a tense 13-12 victory against rival Otago Boys' High School in Invercargill yesterday.
The possibility of extra stadium security during the Lions rugby tour will be discussed in coming days, Prime Minister Bill English says.
This week, Paul Dwyer talks with Southern's Simon Knight.
The Waratahs say the conditions in Dunedin will suit their style of play as they take on the Highlanders on Saturday.
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England back row Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the Lions tour of New Zealand and will be replaced in the squad by James Haskell.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.