Adam Knight has rather a lot of catching up to do.
Manawatu halfback Kayne Hammington has signed for the Highlanders.
Time waits for no man — not first-class rugby players anyway.
Julian Savea's recall to the All Blacks for Saturday's test against the Wallabies is an indication of the team's mindset as they approach a match with a world record on the line.
Key forwards Tom Franklin and Paul Grant have been named in the Otago team for its home semifinal against Bay of Plenty at Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night.
ODT rugby correspondent Paul Dwyer talks with Otago's Lee Allan and coach Cory Brown ahead of the team's Mitre 10 Cup semi-final against Bay of Plenty tomorrow night.
Injured No 8 Taulupe Faletau was a surprise inclusion in the Wales squad for the Autumn internationals, with coach Rob Howley also calling up uncapped Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton.
League and union are fast becoming bedfellows and Highlanders medical staff - both past and present - are doing their bit.
His season has not all gone to plan but Josh Hohneck just wants to make the most of his last few weeks in New Zealand.
Australia will be a "different beast" when they line up against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, flanker Jerome Kaino says.
Augustine Pulu has been called into the All Blacks to replace Aaron Smith for the final Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park this weekend.
Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko have been cleared of doping following an investigation by the French Rugby Federation, according to a media report in France.
Whether Aaron Smith was told to take another week off or came to the decision himself following his misconduct hearing as stated by New Zealand Rugby, one thing is clear - not being part of the All...
Hosting a semifinalwill not be a cash bonanza for Otago but will be a good chance to promote the union in the South.
Otago will have one of its key forwards back and another one a chance to start as the blue and golds get ready for semifinal action on Friday night.
All Black halfback Aaron Smith has voluntarily stood down from this Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Eden Park.
The All Blacks play the Wallabies on Saturday with a world record on the line, but there's still no word on whether disgraced halfback Aaron Smith will be sanctioned for his well-publicised use of an airport toilet cubicle.
Munster head coach Anthony Foley, who held a unique place in the tradition and affections of the Ireland province, died overnight at the team's hotel in Paris, plunging Irish rugby into shock.
West Coast scored more than a point a minute in the opening 40 minutes and then hung on to beat North Otago 54-42 in Greymouth on Saturday.
Otago will take on Bay of Plenty at Forsyth Barr Stadium in a Mitre 10 Cup semifinal on Friday night as it looks to make the most of finishing top of the championship division.