Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will be preaching the need to play rugby and not basketball when his side takes on the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night.
Highlanders players Kurt Baker and Sean Romans visited Montecillo Veterans Home and Hospital yesterday and took part in an indoor bowls day.
Twelve years ago the "Kaitangata Claw" was giving extra thanks to his nana after making the All Blacks squad for the world cup.
Some big names are back for the Highlanders' crucial Super 15 game against the Blues at Carisbrook tomorrow night.
Easter and Anzac are times to think about the past and how others sacrificed so that we can live.
Highlanders prop Chris King made his Super rugby debut for the Crusaders in 2003 and knows they will be tough to beat on Saturday night.
Veteran first five-eighth Tony Brown has been recalled to the Highlanders squad as cover for the injured Colin Slade.
Colin Slade's glass jaw was exposed again but his continuing injury woes were no Achilles heel for the Highlanders as they crushed the Melbourne Rebels 40-18 at AAMI Park tonight.
The Otago Rugby Football Union says it has tried to balance club demands with player wishes in allocating players to clubs but it cannot order anyone to go anywhere.
Highlanders loose forward and Otago captain Alando Soakai has had a busy month. He got married and will play his 50th game for the franchise on Friday night.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph admitted he was disappointed with the performance of his side but said to be grumpy and still win has to be good.
The Southern Steel and the Highlanders will swap their respective playing kits for a bit of glamour tomorrow night, to help raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
A dislocated shoulder is not getting in the way of hooker Mahonri Schwalger's second stint in the Highlanders.
Any suggestion the Highlanders should do it easy against the Cheetahs at Carisbrook tomorrow night has been dismissed by coach Jamie Joseph.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is confident first five-eighth Colin Slade will take the field on Friday.
The Highlanders are taking to the air to get out to their supporters.