Taieri won the first round of the club competition in style with a 50-20 win over Zingari-Richmond today.
Tonight's Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and the Waratahs will feature a battle between two of the best fullbacks in world rugby.
The University of Otago has produced more than 40 All Blacks — now it has rolled out an international for Guam.
Here is a glimpse into the future for you.
Waisake Naholo broke the Highlanders’ try-scoring record last month.
The Highlanders will have history on their side when they go up against the Waratahs in a crunch game in Sydney tonight.
The first All Black squad of the season is announced tomorrow and should be one of few surprises. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn has a punt on who will make the cut.
The Waratahs are hoping to kick back clear of their Australian rivals with a triumph over the Highlanders on Saturday night.
Last year it was powerful hooker Asafo Aumua who set the World Rugby under-20 championships alight.
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.
There are six teams still realistically vying for the four playoff spots a third of the way into the Central Otago premier competition.
Marist sits top of the Southland premier club standings after seven games but captain Scott Eade was not bubbling with confidence when asked to assess its form to date this season.
The top-of-the-table clash between old foes Crescent and Clutha headlines a bumper weekend for the southern region competition.
A few more measly bonus points and Green Island would be ensconced in the top four.
Apparently, the all-conquering Old Boys are not finding it any easier than any other club this season.
So we had a brawl in the Owaka v Crescent (the Kai Boys) game which involved the teams, the reserves, probably the odd spectator and a few passing sheep.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read hopes to be back playing in July after ticking off a milestone in his recovery from back surgery
Sio Tomkinson is set to start in the No12 jersey for the Highlanders on Saturday night.
Scott Manson is set to take charge of the Otago Spirit.