Former Highlanders and All Black loose forward Adam Thomson is expected back in New Zealand later this week after a tough start to the year.
It is out with the old and in with the new down Highlanders way.
The only man left standing after the coaching clean-out at the Highlanders last year says little has changed.
Unless major injuries strike, the curtain appears to have come down on Lima Sopoaga's test career.
Wing Raymond Rhule scored a try on his debut as South Africa’s Stormers secured a scrappy 28-20 victory over the Jaguares from Argentina.
Centre Lionel Mapoe scored a brace of tries as the Lions claimed a 26-19 victory over the Sharks in a fierce South African Super Rugby derby at Ellis Park.
Super Rugby kicks off this weekend with a couple of matches in the South African conference. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the five sides in the conference and if any of them can make an impact.
Another former Highlander has headed to the Sunwolves.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger credited his side’s physicality on defence as the key to his side’s 42-26 win over the Crusaders at Fred Booth Park at Waimumu, Southland, yesterday.
Tom Donnelly has returned to Otago as assistant coach and says he is really enjoying the role.
The Highlanders’ 42-26 defeat of the Crusaders in their final pre-season game at Fred Booth Park in Waimumu yesterday was a game that lived up to rugby’s oldest cliches.
The Highlanders’ 42-26 defeat of the Crusaders at Fred Booth Park in Waimumu showed that turning paddocks into professional rugby fields is not such a bad idea.
A hat-trick of tries from Matt Faddes helped the Highlanders thump the Crusaders 42-26 in a pre-season match in Southland.
A leaner Super Rugby season starts at the weekend in what organisers, broadcasters and fans hope will be a slicker, more watchable product.
There may be plenty of fun in the stands and talk about sheep and swine but for the Highlanders it is serious business.
The Highlanders side facing the Crusaders in the Farmlands Cup at the Southern Field Days in Waimumu tomorrow has been announced.
World Rugby says Kiwi television match official Glenn Newman made an error in ruling out a try for Wales in their Six Nations match against England at the weekend.
The Crusaders will put out plenty of firepower for their game against the Highlanders in Waimumu tomorrow.
Hurricanes prop Reggie Goodes has announced his retirement from rugby due to concussion.
The round bouncy ball has become king.