The Highlanders have partnered up with Japanese Top League club the Mitsubishi Dynaboars.
The Highlanders will get a week off at the start and in the middle as Super Rugby kicks off in January next year.
The Highlanders are confident of having Tony Brown on board for the full season, irrespective of what happens in the All Blacks coaching ranks.
Highlanders lock Jackson Hemopo says he is disappointed to miss All Black selection but he is moving on to his next chapter.
Manawatu coach Peter Russell has fond memories of Dunedin and he hopes to add to them on Friday night.
Highlanders loose forward Liam Squire might have missed more games than he has played since the last World Cup but it looks as though he will be welcomed back into the All Blacks with open arms.
Four rising backs, including Highlander Scott Gregory, have been cleared by their Super Rugby teams to join the All Blacks Sevens squad ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
The Highlanders have announced their first new signing for next year: Northland back Scott Gregory (20).
Highlanders boss Roger Clark says Invercargill has not been ruled out as a future host of Super Rugby games, but the franchise wanted flexibility in staging games.
Highlanders flanker Liam Squire has been applauded by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen for his 'courageous' decision to turn down a call-up to the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squad.
We rate how each Highlander played this year following their season-ending quarter-final loss to the Crusaders last week.
The Highlanders bagged a hat-trick they did not want when the side went out at quarterfinal time last Friday night for the third year in a row. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back on the 2019...
The Highlanders will be walking down the same path the side treaded 12 years ago and must plan to make sure it does not have the same result.