Otago put on its worst effort of the season when it mattered the most.
Hugh Tait has been recognised for all the work he does for the oval ball game.
The Otago Spirit is not booking its flights for next week’s final yet as it goes into its semifinal match against North Harbour today.
Otago will not get to face up to one of its old boys today.
It has been a season to remember for Tei Walden — but he does not want it to end yet.
Boom young Otago winger Jona Nareki will miss tomorrow’s semifinal against Bay of Plenty.
The Otago Rugby Supporters Club will cease to exist after the end of the month.
Otago midfielder Tei Walden won the main award at the Otago rugby awards last night.
Otago Rugby Football Union player development officer Tim Colling has resigned.
Hugh Blake is still wearing blue and gold but it is of the striped variety.
It has been a swift promotion up the ranks for Lee Allan, but one he is taking in his stride.
A home semifinal was what the Otago Spirit wanted and a home semifinal is what it will get.
The final round of the Mitre 10 Cup brought both joy and despair.
Otago pushed its way into the Mitre 10 Cup championship semifinals with a 43-19 win against Southland at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
It has been a big year for Jona Nareki.
The prospect of a home semifinal is motivating the Otago Spirit this weekend.
Otago must beat Southland to stay in playoff contention and coach Cory Brown has rung the changes to help secure a positive result.
Hit by a lack of numbers and some key injuries, the Otago Spirit went down 27-17 to Bay of Plenty at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Otago is on the outside looking in.
Vilimoni Koroi has fitted a lot in over the past year.