New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and SKY will partner to livestream the All Blacks upcoming matches in a move designed to grow the global fan base for the teams in black.
Just last month, Lima Sopoaga faced the scariest moment of his life.
The Highlanders are looking around for a first five-eighth but it will not be Bay of Plenty pivot Mike Delany.
The four semifinals of the Mitre 10 Cup get under way tonight. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the chances of the eight teams.
Boom young Otago winger Jona Nareki will miss tomorrow’s semifinal against Bay of Plenty.
Step forward, Lima Sopoaga. The All Blacks will play their first test this year without Beauden Barrett at No 10.
The Wallabies must take every chance they get against the All Blacks or else another Dunedin-style dose of heartbreak could be in order, Karmichael Hunt warns.
With each passing day Beauden Barrett is less likely to feature against the Wallabies on Saturday, signalling a chance for Highlander Lima Sopoaga to be in the starting XV.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has defended Sonny Bill Williams from criticism in New Zealand media, praising the midfielder's 'hard work' on the field after a long comeback from an Achilles injury.
Otago midfielder Tei Walden won the main award at the Otago rugby awards last night.
Otago Rugby Football Union player development officer Tim Colling has resigned.
Hugh Blake is still wearing blue and gold but it is of the striped variety.
The Otago Rugby Supporters Club will cease to exist after the end of the month.
Warren Gatland "hated" this year's British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand and says he will never coach the combined side again.
Beauden Barrett is still getting the "odd headache" and remains in doubt for Saturday night's test against Australia in Brisbane.
It has been a swift promotion up the ranks for Lee Allan, but one he is taking in his stride.
Otago's destiny - both men and women - will be decided in a few hours on Saturday afternoon.
The Highlanders are heading back to eastern Southland for some rural action and will also visit Queenstown in their pre-season.
Sam Cane has re-committed to New Zealand Rugby until the end of the 2021 season.
A home semifinal was what the Otago Spirit wanted and a home semifinal is what it will get.