Highlanders first five Lima Sopoaga is amazed Quade Cooper is playing "park footy" on a big contract but can understand the attitude of Reds coach Brad Thorn.
Often it is not until you leave somewhere that you realise how great it has been.
The Highlanders are not letting the Tasman Sea get in the way of preparations for this weekend's match.
The Sanzaar foul play committee hearing for Highlanders winger Tevita Nabura will take place today, having been put off due to the player flying back to New Zealand.
Where is the dunny?
There will be three new faces in the All Blacks squad facing France, including Highlanders and Tasman loose forward Shannon Frizell.
A moment of madness has finally ended New Zealand's historic winning streak over Australian opposition.
The Highlanders have spent much of the first half with only 13 players after two cards were shown to the side in Sydney tonight.
Tonight's Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and the Waratahs will feature a battle between two of the best fullbacks in world rugby.
Waisake Naholo broke the Highlanders’ try-scoring record last month.
The Waratahs are hoping to kick back clear of their Australian rivals with a triumph over the Highlanders on Saturday night.
He has been waiting in the wings for a good period now but Otago back Sio Tomkinson will finally get his chance in his preferred position tomorrow night.
One All Black will be gone next week but another may return.
Sio Tomkinson is set to start in the No12 jersey for the Highlanders on Saturday night.
He may be only a few months younger than the head coach but as long as the desire and want is there, Alex Ainley will keep turning up.
Everyone this side of the Tasman is talking about it.
Elliot Dixon will be back for the Highlanders next year and beyond, while midfielder Tei Walden has also signed on for another couple of seasons.
Elliot Dixon will return to the Highlanders for the 2019 Super Rugby season after a short stint in Japan.
The Highlanders are on the hunt for a seasoned first five-eighth to fill the boots of the departing Lima Sopoaga. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a look at some contenders.
Elliot Dixon has signed a contract with the Ricoh Black Rams in Japan, a move which will presumably rule him out of the All Blacks' loose forward mix this year.