Changes to next year’s national provincial championship are on the table but whether they gain traction may be stifled by the length of the playing calendar.
Canterbury have wasted little time in replacing Crusaders-bound Scott Robertson as head coach of their Mitre 10 Cup Premiership-winning team.
Canterbury have enhanced their reputation as the greatest dynasty of the modern NPC era by claiming their eighth championship in nine seasons.
Next season, Tevita Li will be giving his all for the home side at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final returns to Christchurch.
Two years since falling against Taranaki in the biggest game in their history, Tasman found revenge to set up a second chance for provincial glory.
Dare to dream, North Harbour.
Not since the heady days of Allan Pollock and Rua Tipoki in 2006 have North Harbour contested playoffs footy.
Tasman needed only one point this afternoon to seal their semifinal spot in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership. They racked up 56.
A masterclass from Damian McKenzie and some impeccable timing from Stephen Donald last night saved Waikato's season in a thrilling 28-24 Mitre 10 Cup win over Wellington.
Counties Manukau have sailed into the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semifinals with a withering second half display to beat defending champs Canterbury 33-21 in Pukekohe.
Bay of Plenty held on for a tense 26-24 win over Hawke's Bay in Napier today to sneak into the Mitre 10 Cup semifinals.
Taranaki scored a late try to snare a 35-32 victory over Auckland in New Plymouth last night.
Aided and abetted by an absurd yellow card decision against Tasman, North Harbour maintained their unbeaten home streak last night and are still on the cusp of qualifying for the Mitre 10 Cup...
The Marty McKenzie show was on full display in the capital as Taranaki firmed as Premiership semifinalists with a dominant performance, beating Wellington 54-31.
Hawke's Bay have been relegated from the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership after a 46-22 defeat at the hands of Waikato tonight.
North Harbour gave their all in their second Ranfurly Shield clash of the season but ultimately had to bow to Canterbury.
You might have expected a wet Thursday at Eden Park to yield only dour rugby and a dearth of tries.
In a game that featured more sliding than running, Hawke's Bay notched up just their second win of the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup season, defeating Manawatu 30-21 in Palmerston North.
There are bigger fish to fry next week, but North Harbour got the job done 44-34, in some style, for their fifth consecutive victory in Albany and fourth of this Mitre 10 Cup.