Preparations for the arrival of the British and Irish Lions are under way, as the Dunedin City Council works on plans to construct a lighted pathway to guide the way to the venue.
The Highlanders look likely to be without their skipper, Ben Smith, for two weeks.
Another season, another loss first up.
The Highlanders lost 24-15 to the Chiefs in the side’s opening game of the Super rugby season at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night.
The Chiefs have spoilt the party at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
See how the action unfolded in the Highlanders 2017 Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Lima Sopoaga is in seventh heaven.
The Highlanders have plenty of weapons in their armoury and there is much hope about the new season. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at their chances.
Malakai Fekitoa admits he is weighing up his future but for now it is just about enjoying his 50th game for the Highlanders.
Part of the Highlanders squad ventured to SPCA yesterday to help clean out the animal shelter.
Tony Brown admits he is busier than normal but the job is still the same - get the players ready to play as well as possible.
The Highlanders will start all but one of their All Blacks in the opening match of the season against the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.
Highlanders coach Tony Brown says the team’s win over the Waratahs on Thursday was an ideal pre-season hit-out for his side but it could have done without the injury to No 8 Luke Whitelock.
With the two Smiths locked in, along with Lima Sopoaga and Elliot Dixon, attention now switches to securing the likes of Malakai Fekitoa and Waisake Naholo for the Highlanders.
The attack went well — now it appears the defence coaches need to earn their keep.
The Highlanders are unlikely to use all of their All Blacks for the opening game of the Super rugby season.
The Highlanders have rolled out their stable of All Blacks for the Super Rugby trial against the Waratahs in Sydney tomorrow.
Otago flanker James Lentjes looks set to start for the Highlanders this season as he takes his game to a new level.
Hurricanes playmaker Jordie Barrett drilled a sideline conversion to eliminate the Highlanders 7-5 in the quarterfinal at the Brisbane Tens yesterday.
Hurricanes playmaker Jordie Barrett drilled a sideline conversion to eliminate the Highlanders 7-5 in the quarter final at the Brisbane Tens yesterday.