Highlanders first five-eighth Hayden Parker has picked up a knee injury and may have his third season in a row ruined by injury.
The Highlanders resume training today and that probably means Matt Faddes has played his last game for the Clutha Comets this season.
All Black Malakai Fekitoa reportedly says he will stop helping the people of Tonga after claims on social media that he incited a brawl during a Christmas sevens tournament.
The French rugby paper Midi Olympique says star Highlanders and All Blacks back Ben Smith is set to sign for the French top 14 team Pau.
It is another day, so more speculation surrounds the future of Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith.
The Chiefs have bedded in their coach until 2020 but the Highlanders are saying little as to who will take over once Tony Brown departs.
The Highlanders reviewed all their protocols and procedures long before recent high-profile incidents off the rugby field.
The Highlanders ended their pre-Christmas training with a test of mind and body yesterday.
It's coming into Christmas and for most it is fun and games.
Mark Ranby has Otago blood running through his veins.
The Highlanders will have to play the Hurricanes and the Brumbies in their opening two games of the Brisbane 10s tournament next year.
The All Blacks finished their 2016 season four days ago.
Highlanders captain Ben Smith is believed to have a $2 million dollar offer from a French club sitting in front of him but is not close to making a decision on where he will see out his career.
French rugby powerhouse Toulon have their next All Blacks targets in sight.
The Highlanders have been drawn to face the Brumbies and Blue Bulls in the round-robin stage of next year's inaugural Brisbane Global Tens.
The Highlanders have confirmed venues for their Super rugby home games this season.
Invercargill will host one Highlanders game next year, with the remainder of their home games being played in Dunedin.
The Highlanders are reaching new heights in season tickets.
It will be the same bus but a different driver when the Highlanders take to the field in 2017.
It may be change off the field in terms of coaches and who is barking out the instructions, but on the field next year it is going to be very much business as usual for the Highlanders.