Former Southland and All Black prop Clarke Dermody is climbing the coaching tree and could be the next Highlanders coach.
Otago put on a strong display to beat Northland 30-7 and secure a bonus point in their MItre 10 Cup clash in Dunedin.
Fringe All Blacks Mitchell Dunshea and Cullen Grace will make a welcome return for Canterbury when they take on Bay of Plenty on Saturday.
Key Otago backs Josh Ioane and Vilimoni Koroi have been dropped for tonight’s game against Northland for breaching team protocol.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Richie McCaw's record for most test appearances if he plays against France in Paris at the weekend.
The Otago side hit the water instead of the grass yesterday as it got some good news about what lies ahead.
Talented No 8s Sean Withy and Morgan Henderson picked up the major prizes at the Metropolitan Club Rugby Awards last night.
One of the big keys for the Highlanders — well the main one really — is to get some new and better players.
In something of a shock selection, Otago prop George Bower has been named in the All Black squad to travel to Australia for the Tri Nations.