They made hard work of it, but Otago have beaten Northland 33-28 at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
Otago Boys' High School has progressed to the semifinals of the national Under 15 secondary schools rugby tournament at Massey High School.
After notching their 13th consecutive victory, fans may now ask when the All Blacks will next lose a match.
Otago hooker Liam Coltman may have just edged ahead in the race to be the third hooker in the All Black squad.
One Northland player will feel right at home under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
This is what is termed a banana skin game for Otago.
Otago rugby will celebrate one of its finest seasons in memory early next month.
The All Blacks are sailing on through the Rugby Championship but rivals Australia and South Africa continue to run into injury troubles.
Former All Blacks fullback Leon MacDonald will rejoin the Canterbury Crusaders an assistant coach next season.
All the regional finals are done and dusted and the big question heading into this weekend's national Top 4 tournament in Palmerston North is: who can stop Hastings BHS?
The Daily Mail's Chris Foy told Radio Sport this morning that SANZAAR ignoring the Owen Franks incident is a "complete joke decision".
How the action unfolded in Otago's game against Northland from Forsyth Barr Stadium.
World Rugby is refusing to weigh in on the "who met who when" Bledisloe Cup referee wars.
All Blacks second five-eighth Ryan Crotty and hooker Codie Taylor have been cleared to play for Canterbury in the NPC this weekend.
Otago has brought two loose forwards into its team to take on Northland tomorrow night.
The Otago rugby team is the subject of a University of Otago concussion study - and now five of the side are out of tomorrow night's game because of the injury.
New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has admitted the listening device found in the All Blacks team room at their Sydney hotel should have been handed to police earlier.
New Zealand Rugby have scoffed at complaints from a top English administrator that the packed itinerary for next year's British and Irish Lions tour will be too tough on players and have a knock-on...
New Zealand Rugby pulled off a major signing today as Beauden Barrett committed to the country until the end of 2019.
Otago Boys' High School was beaten by Mount Albert Grammar this morning in their opening match in Pool B of the National U15 Rugby Tournament.