There have been promising signs from Otago in their first showings in the Mitre 10 Cup competition - but can they take it all the way?
A late penalty has given Argentina a 26-24 victory over South Africa in the Rugby Championship in Salta.
Owen Franks has got off an alleged eye gouge incident from the All Blacks' 29-9 Bledisloe Cup win over Australia in Wellington.
Michael Cheika says he is "bitterly disappointed" at the performance of referee Romain Poite in Australia's 29-9 loss to the All Blacks.
The All Blacks have beaten Australia 29-9 to secure the Bledisloe Cup for another year.
Taranaki have shaken off a slow start to the season and an even more laborious beginning to the match to run away with a bonus-point victory over Hawke's Bay.
Waikato withstood a fierce Ranfurly Shield challenge from North Harbour to rack up the fourth win of their current tenure in their 100th match for the Log o' Wood.
South Otago High School were beaten in the South Island co-ed First XV final in Balclutha today.
Phil Mooney says the woes of Australian rugby of late can be blamed on many things but coach development and sharing of information is in another stratosphere on this side of the Ditch.
As a self-made millionaire thanks to his successes in the fashion business, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika likes to be in control.
Everything changed for rugby last week. It didn't lose a piece of its soul as such, but there was a severe warning about how easily it could.
The Wallabies have had a rough run of luck in the past few years. Gregor Paul of the New Zealand Herald asks whether they can still be considered a real threat.
Porirua, with its state houses and Jerry Collins Stadium, is a place familiar with hard knocks, and it's here, two days before one of the biggest tests of his rugby career, that Quade Cooper is...
The top-ranked referees in Otago and North Otago will make their full first-class debuts today.
The elephant and the mouse will do battle at the Balclutha showgrounds today.
North Otago will be seeking to start its season with a bang when it takes on Mid Canterbury this afternoon.
Hannah Stolba is an obliging sort.
Auckland have tidied up their defence and breakdown work, but it might just be at lineout time where they can apply the most pressure on opponents in 2016.
After storming back from a 24-0 halftime deficit to tie the game in the final minutes, Southland saw their thrilling comeback culled by a Manawatu.
Ahead of this weekend's second instalment of the 2016 Bledisloe Cup series in Wellington, the TAB are paying a minuscule $1.07 for a win to the All Blacks.