Excited to be facing Australian champion
The Highlanders will reset and refresh to attempt to go out and win the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.
Tokolahi likely heading to France
Highlanders prop Siate Tokolahi is heading for France but there is a queue ready to replace him.
By George, this prop is throwing weight around
We are seeing more of George Bower this year. More of him in more ways than one.
Lack of consistency, few ABs make for difficult campaign
The Highlanders finished with an identical result in Super Rugby Aotearoa to last year. So was any progress made? Steve Hepburn has a look.
No final to play for but Highlanders are still focused
The Highlanders are looking to break a trend tonight.
Hooker happy to keep learning
Taieri coach Jason Macdonald has got the bug.
Tournament proves Withy up with best
Sean Withy was captain of the Highlanders under-20 side which played at the national tournament at Taupo earlier this month, and the loose forward received the player of the tournament award.
Campbell Burnes remembers a fine rugby man, who died in January, aged 81, widely mourned and respected.
THE GOLDEN ONE
Peter White recalls with fondness the brilliant allround sporting career of Jeff Wilson.
PIZZA, SORE BACKS AND TRUE GRIT
Michael Pulman caught up with a gutsy, engaging character of the game, Ross ‘Floss’ Filipo, who is less than three years retired.
THE BIG REFRESH
Campbell Burnes caught up with a 2016-19 Highlander who is back and hungry to add ballast to a side full of potential.
Young referee taking step up in his stride
Most young New Zealand lads keen on their footy when they are 10 have one dream — to be an All Black. But that was not the case for Logan Whitty.
Highlanders have much to play for in Wellington
The Highlanders can do a sweep with a win this Friday night against the Hurricanes but the home side will not be rolling over.
Tufui chasing spot in Otago side
Willie Tufui has to swing his arms and legs in a short semi-circular motion just to move around.
Life membership for record points-scorer
The highest points-scorer in a North Otago jersey has been awarded life membership of the union.
BRINGING THE FANS TO THEIR FEET
Jamie Wall recalls how the one and only Jonah Lomu brought people together and on their feet in his pomp.
DAYS OF THUNDER
Campbell Burnes discovers an old Manu Samoa teammate still loves the game with a passion, even after one of the more colourful, nomadic, careers of the pro era.
REF, COACH, PUNDIT, PROP
Campbell Burnes catches up with a promising referee, coach and TV comments man, who happens to be a former All Black.
THRIVING ON CERTAINTY
Campbell Burnes sits down with the Hurricanes fullback, the best No 15 in the country last season, and discovers he is a man who knows his own mind.
Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 to be Postponed
World Rugby has made the difficult decision to recommend the postponement of Rugby World Cup 2021.
Smith re-signs with Highlanders and NZ Rugby
All Blacks, Highlanders and Manawatu Turbos fans will be celebrating.
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