Taieri outside back Glenn Beadle has been banned for two years after being caught up in the clenbuterol scandal.
The question mark over the bye and the allocation of points in Dunedin premier club rugby has been solved by the clubs and the Otago Rugby Football Union.
Former Kaikorai player Blake Ensor has been banned for offences which happened more then three years ago.
Otago premier clubs and the Otago Rugby Football Union are rallying together to combat an expected exodus of players as the sport becomes more global.
A second club rugby administrator has expressed concerns about the future of the sport at that level.
A club rugby administrator says there could be just six clubs left in the Dunedin premier competition in a few years and overseas clubs are eyeing up local players.
Pirates is pushing ahead with plans for next season although there are no plans to field a premier side.
Alhambra-Union’s Legin Hotham wraps up Harbour’s Ngana Nicholas in a tackle during the final of the club sevens at Miller Park on Saturday.
A life well travelled - Hoani Matenga has been through three passports, played for clubs in five different countries and still has time to play bass with New Zealand's hottest band.
The Dunedin men's and women's club sevens tournaments will kick off this weekend as club players come out of mothballs for the coming sevens season.
The Otago Country Premier squad has been selected and is in training for its upcoming representative season.