Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at the record of Otago and the Highlanders over the past couple of years and wonders why there are so many what-might-have-beens.
New Highlanders board member Mike Eagle says he is not a white knight appointed to save the franchise but believes it is imperative Super rugby is alive and performing in the south of the South Island.
The Highlanders are making a return to Queenstown next year but have ruled out playing a home game in the North Island.
To draft or not to draft is no longer the question - the issue is whether the Highlanders can persuade their bosses to alter a long-standing policy.
This was much closer than it should have been but at least the Highlanders have won their first game in a long, long time.
From last to 11th in the Super 14 might not seem like much of a leap, but the Highlanders celebrated lustily at Carisbrook last night after ending their long losing streak.
Jimmy Cowan knows neither he nor any of his team-mates can guarantee a win but he promises the Highlanders will not die wondering against the Lions tonight.
Former Otago player Matt Saunders has been called into the Highlanders squad as a replacement for injured wing Lucky Mulipola.
What a season. The Highlanders could finish bottom of the Super 14, will certainly finish with their fewest wins if they fall to the Crusaders tonight, and are reeling from the arrests of two players. Rugby writer Hayden Meikle asks captain Craig Newby for his thoughts.
Legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi once summed up his feelings on a struggling team with an immortal phrase that can now be applied to the Highlanders.
Highlanders 26 Crusaders 14 And so it ends. A poor season finishes with the most unexpected of results. The Highlanders, at the bottom of New Zealand rugby, are on top of the world. They...
Chairman Stuart McLauchlan says the Highlanders' season-ending upset win against the Crusaders indicates the team and the franchise are in good hands.
Blues 40 Highlanders 15 They respect his ability but they wonder how much better this Highlanders season might have been if he had stayed. Nick Evans won few friends when he left Otago...
Highlanders coach Glenn Moore has been forced into a radical overhaul of his side for tomorrow night's last game of the season, against the table-topping Crusaders in Christchurch.
The Highlanders will have a stomach-churning final weekend in the Super 14 knowing there is still a chance they will finish with the wooden spoon.
Aaron Bancroft has scored plenty of tries this season but he would trade in a couple for more starts in a Highlanders jersey.
Highlanders coach Glenn Moore has called for more intensity and accuracy from his side in what he describes as a "test'' tomorrow morning.