Rugby Australia has reportedly set New Zealand Rugby a deadline to agree to a Super Rugby competition from 2021, catering to their terms.
The Otago Spirit has brought in some fresh faces mixed with some top talent in its Farah Palmer Cup squad.
Faced with a challenging year, rugby in Otago has bounced back well and there is good interest in the community game and good connections throughout it.
King's enhanced its status as title favourite with a 26-7 win against rival Southland Boys’ during an Otago Premier Schools game in Dunedin on Saturday.
Woodlands and Star progressed to the Galbraith Shield final after a strongly contested final round of matches on Saturday.
A pumped-up forward pack laid the platform for Valley’s 27-22 win over Old Boys at Whitestone Contracting Stadium on Saturday in the final qualifying round of the Citizens Shield competition.
Taieri cemented its place at the top of the standings with a bonus-point victory over Southern which now sits perilously close to missing the cut to make the playoffs.
The Highlanders threw it all out there, and more, in Christchurch yesterday in a gutsy and courageous effort but ultimately came up short against the Crusaders.
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Peter Umaga-Jensen scored two first half tries as the Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 31-18 in the penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
King's has kept its unbeaten record intact with a 26-7 win against rivals Southland Boys' during an Otago Premier Schools game in Dunedin this afternoon.
Round 6 of the Dunedin Premier Rugby competition kicked off this afternoon - and it was a try-fest for Dunedin who thrashed University 53-12.
As coaches and players get ready to head back to Japan, one big advantage of playing in the country has been taken away.