Otago may have lost some talent from last year but it has named an experienced side to compete in the Mitre 10 Cup this season.
Former Samoa coach Alama Ieremia has been tasked with attempting to turn around the fortunes of New Zealand's largest provincial rugby union, Auckland, signing a three-year contract today.
Canterbury have continued their incredible dominance of the national provincial championship with a clearcut victory in the Premiership final over Tasman tonight.
The curtain comes down on the domestic season this weekend with the two finals of the Mitre 10 Cup. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn runs his eye over the two finals.
The four semifinals of the Mitre 10 Cup get under way tonight. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the chances of the eight teams.
Northland started the final round of the Mitre 10 Cup in second place in the Championship but could now drop as low as fifth after failing to pick up a bonus point in losing to Wellington 36-18 at...
Taranaki piled on an unanswered 19 points and retain the Ranfurly Shield in New Plymouth last night.
The odds are against Auckland escaping relegation from the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership this weekend.
Taranaki have pulled off one of the greatest Ranfurly Shield heists, coming from 24 points down to steal the Shield off Canterbury in astonishing circumstances.
Counties Manukau look likely to avoid relegation from the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership following a 29-24 victory over Manawatu.
It is going to take a mighty effort to steal the Ranfurly Shield away from Canterbury.
Emptying the tank to zero and beyond, Otago got home over Auckland at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Bay of Plenty Steamers produced a nine-try annihilation of the Southland Stags in a 57-0 win at Rotorua International Stadium last night.
Highlanders flanker and former co-captain Shane Christie will not play for Tasman this year, as his 2017 season fails to get off the ground.
It really is going to take something special to stop Canterbury claiming another provincial title.
Otago is due — well overdue — for a win in Hawke’s Bay.
Otago fullback Vilimoni Koroi is suspected of having mumps and is out of tomorrow’s game against Hawkes Bay.
Winger Braydon Ennor grabbed four tries and fullback George Bridge a hat trick as Canterbury overwhelmed Southland 78-20 in a Ranfurly Shield challenge in Christchurch today.
Jerome Kaino will play his first match for Auckland since 2010 when he takes the field against Taranaki at Eden Park on Saturday.
North Harbour has maintained its perfect start to the Mitre 10 Cup season.