North Otago clubs are already preparing for the coming 2020 season which will have a little more edge with a Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury in July.
A North Otago man who died in a workplace accident on a rural property inland from Oamaru was a talented rugby player and an inspiration to the young players he coached.
Former All Black and Crusaders captain Reuben Thorne is comfortable in being a co-coach of the red and blacks.
The 1997 Nissan Elgrand must struggle going up the Kilmog. But where there's a will there's a way as the trusty vehicle carts some hefty rugby players up the island.
Greymouth police are warning anyone going to the Heartland Rugby final between West Coast and South Canterbury not to take their clothes off.
Charles Elton winces a little when you ask him about playing lock. The 26-year-old hates the utility tag even more.
Southland will close the book on its 2019 season tonight but coach Dave Hewett thinks plenty of positives have come out of it.
Southland coach Dave Hewett says provincial sides are always going to struggle against seasoned battle-hardened fully professional teams and people have to realise that.