As Otago begins its preparations for its first Ranfurly Shield challenge for three years, it cannot count on much experience for the game.
Hayden Parker has bought a Lotto ticket and, even better, he bagged a win.
Sam Anderson-Heather is ready and willing to be the next Otago captain - although he has apologised already for the long hair.
Otago has named its most experienced line-up to take on North Harbour in its opening game of the domestic season.
Former Otago loose forward Lee Allan has made a swift move from the playing field to the coaching box.
He may have some big holes to fill, but Otago coach Cory Brown is happy with his squad for the Mitre 10 Cup.
Sam Anderson-Heather will lead Otago in this year's Mitre 10 Cup.
A strong performance into the wind helped Otago B to a comfortable win over Southland B yesterday.
Emerging talent was behind Otago’s 17-14 win over Southland in its first pre-season hit-out before the Mitre 10 Cup in Gore yesterday.
Otago has an experimental look for its final pre-season match against Southland in Gore today.
Otago has suffered another injury setback with fullback Michael Collins set to miss the opening stages of the Mitre 10 Cup.
Otago has suffered a massive blow before its Mitre 10 Cup campaign with hooker Liam Coltman ruled out for the season as the result of an ankle injury.
Adam Knight has rarely been sighted for Southern this season but he is easy to spot when he has been on the field.
There was certainly a pre-season feel to the Sassenachs hit-out against the Spartans yesterday.
A very green-looking shadow Otago side will take to the field at Kettle Park tomorrow as the blue and golds take their first steps in the 2017 season.
The Dunedin premier club rugby semifinals have been shifted to Hancock Park after the University Oval has been left sodden following a run of wet weather in the city.
Outside back Matt Faddes will be in the South until the end of 2019.
Matt Faddes will be in the south until the end of the 2019 season.
Big Tom has been replaced by, well, big Tom.
The Otago rugby team will have an Italian flavour to it this year.