The Highlanders will start consulting on their new 2013 jersey in September and want the issue put to bed by the end of the year.
The last test after the last test will be played out tonight at Carisbrook, and a good sprinkling of Highlanders will be in action.
The swift rise of Highlanders lock Jarrad Hoeata into the All Blacks shows what can be done when a player gets focused and knows where he is going, says coach Jamie Joseph.
The Highlanders are in the market for Hosea Gear and met the All Black winger in Dunedin yesterday.
The Highlanders board will meet tomorrow but is not saying whether there will be any discussion over ditching the controversial green jersey.
After the end of a a brutal Super 15 campaign, Adam Thomson is not heading to the beach. He is off to the gym to get his body ready for the rest of the season, although he is far from counting his chickens about All Black selection.
Tom Donnelly has been returned to the starting line-up, along with Jimmy Cowan, as the Highlanders seek to finish their season with a sparkle against the Blues tomorrow night.
Gutsy but ultimately outgunned and outmuscled. The Highlanders fell to the Blues 33-16 in Auckland last night, putting on a determined effort but lacking the firepower to keep them in the game.
Wendy Knight may have had a rib cracked courtesy of Jamie Mackintosh - but she credits the Highlanders skipper with saving her life.
Highlanders fans will be stuck with green jerseys for at least another season because the franchise is locked into a contract with clothing giant Adidas.
It was a season which started so well, peaked at Easter, then fell away somewhat at the end. But it was still a season of real progress for the Highlanders, under new coach Jamie Joseph. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back on the season.
Photos from the Highlanders' Super 15 clash against the Blues at Eden park in Auckland on Friday night. The Blues won 33-16.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph said he would give his side 10 out of 10 for what they have achieved this season, but he admits some X-factor players would be a real help to his side.
The clash of the desperates takes place in Auckland tonight, and one must hope pride is just as powerful motivation as points.
The Highlanders will get to Auckland today after all, taking a charter flight north for their Super 15 clash with the Blues tomorrow night.
Alando Soakai will don a Highlanders jersey for the last time tomorrow night, saying it is time to do something different.
The Highlanders effectively dropped out of the Super rugby title race as the NSW Waratahs kept their play-off hopes alive with an emphatic 33-7 victory at the Sydney Football Stadium tonight.
The Highlanders cannot afford to pick and choose their matches and it is starting to have an impact on their results, coach Jamie Joseph says.
The Highlanders have served up a much improved dish this season.
Tony Brown is back in the hot seat. He will play in his pivot first five-eighth spot against the Waratahs on Saturday.