Otago has cleared the decks for tomorrow night's encounter with Northland in Whangarei.
It was not the script most of us would have written.
Otago's gutsy victory on Thursday night against Auckland at Forsyth Barr Stadium was described by Otago coach Cory Brown as one for the ages.
All guts and all the glory.
Otago will be looking to the wide open spaces to beat Auckland tonight in what looms as a crucial game for its season.
Auckland has named a powerful loose forward trio for its match against Otago tomorrow night.
Tom Rowe was a power forward in his round ball days.
There is constant discussion about moving the provincial competition to one division but it is a case of trying to squeeze something too big into something too small.
For the first time in three years the Otago Spirit has won back-to-back games.
The hooter did not actually give a hoot — well, not at the right time anyway.
Tyrel Lomax had a flying trip to Dunedin on Saturday but he is about to become very familiar with the South.
Otago is about to enter its tough period and it has casualties but will be buoyed by the depth in its squad.
The Otago Spirit has a chance to win its first back-to-back games in three years.
Josh Furno has boots and he will travel.
Otago will give captain Sam Anderson-Heather until tomorrow to see if he can make the start line in the side’s match against Tasman.
Otago has bounced back to win its second game at the under-19 rugby national championships in Taupo.
A completely dominant Otago Spirit notched its first win of the season on Saturday.
Otago victorious — by the length of the straight.
Former Silver Fern Belinda Colling has turned her silky skills to helping the province’s rugby players be the best they can be.
Otago has called Taranaki winger Latu Vaeno into its squad as injury hits its outside backs.