First Alexandra, now Southbridge. The Highlanders are travelling around the country in their pre-season and getting among the rural folk.
Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell has called out Steve Hansen after the All Blacks coach was caught taunting his opposite number this week.
The man in charge of defence for the Highlanders is using some military means to try to find what makes the modern player tick.
The fan in the stand can become the man with a look that is more suited to the other side of the fence.
Players from the South left in limbo as a result of the delay to the Global Rapid Rugby competition are believed to be remaining in Singapore, though they may have a shorter stay.
A late intercept try by Taieri loose forward Brodie Hume enabled the club from the plains to go back-to-back at the Spartans 10s tournament at Miller Park on Saturday.
Wales were saved by a couple of shocking French errors and sheer force of habit as they achieved a great escape in a thrilling 24-19 comeback win in the Six Nations opener at the Stade de France.
Winger Blair Kinghorn scored a hat-trick of tries and pivot Finn Russell provided decisive moments of genius as Scotland got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start against Italy.
A resurgent England has upset Six Nations champions Ireland, handing Joe Schmidt a first ever home defeat in the championship with a resounding 32-20 victory.
There was plenty to like and not much to be aggrieved about in the Highlanders’ display against the Waratahs in Alexandra last night.
The Black Ferns have begun their sevens season the same way they finished their last — with more wins.
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger said last night’s game was a good base for his side to start from and players were showing the benefit of being in the professional environment.
The Highlanders beat the Waratahs 59-38 in a pre-season match at Molyneux Park in Alexandra tonight.
The Highlanders finally get off the training paddock and on to the playing field tonight as Super Rugby comes to Alexandra for the first time.
In a little over a month, Molyneux Park has gone from a cricket oval to a lush rugby ground and will soon be given a good makeover.