U85 cup draw set
The draw for the 2022 Under 85 National Club Cup has been revealed, in what is a competition that's growing in popularity every year. Find out more.
Highlanders could finally register first win on Friday
The Highlanders will have an opportunity to climb off the bottom of the standings when they host Moana Pasifika on Friday night, says Adrian Seconi.
Grassroots rugby affected by Covid
The lifeblood of the code at grassroots level has also been impacted by the pandemic. With a new Christchurch club season starting this Saturday, Chris Barclay reports.
Colour and noise aplenty as fans return to the stadium
Masks were replaced with smiles as fans flocked to 'The Zoo' for the long-awaited return of live rugby.
Landers’ loss could be up to $2m
As franchises cope with a third season disrupted by Covid, the Highlanders are facing a large expected loss this season, in line with the other four Kiwi teams.
Being back in NZ ‘just so good’
Kendrick Lynn is not yet 40 but his coaching career has taken off. The former Highlanders and Stags utility back chats about being named head coach of leading French club Lyon.
Details of Super Rugby reshuffle announced
Covid-19 outbreaks in the Blues, Highlanders, and Crusaders squads have forced New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to amend the DHL Super Rugby Pacific Round 5 schedule.
Joeli Vidiri funeral confirmed for Friday in Pukekohe
Legendary Counties Manukau, Blues and All Blacks winger Joeli Vidiri will be farewelled at Navigation Homes Stadium, where he produced so many memories for rugby fans.
Springbok tour supporters and protesters sought for project
Anti-apartheid protesters and rugby fans who supported the Springboks tour in 1981 are being sought to recount memories of that divisive winter for Christchurch school children through an oral history initiative.
Flagging Highlanders set to face off v flourishing Blues
The Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy will add extra motivation to tonight's match, says Highlanders caption Aaron Smith.
A day in the life of an nib Blues player
A series of inspiring videos reveals what goes on in the lives of nib Blues wāhine as they prepare for the Super Rugby Aupiki comp kicking off.
Not even Hooper can save the Waratahs
Hayden Meikle turns his attention to the New South Wales Waratahs.
Brumbies nicely balanced side
Hayden Meikle assesses the ACT Brumbies' prospects this competition.
Depth an issue for unpredictable Canes
What's Hayden Meikle thinking about the Hurricanes line-up this season?
Led by peerless captain, magic coach
Rounding out the 12-team SRP review, Hayden Meikle tackles the Highlanders.
Likely long absence from islands means Drua could struggle
The Otago Daily Times series looks at the fortunes of the 12 teams in the new Super Rugby Pacific competition.
Force’s stars could help side to a sneaky playoff spot
What prospects do the Western Force have in the Super Rugby Pacific competition?
A good Australian team, but that's all
The season-starting lowdown on the Queensland Reds, as seen by Hayden Meikle.
Flashy jersey might not cut it
The Melbourne Rebels get measured by Hayden Meikle.
A team that celebrates everything great about Pacific Island rugby
Moana Pasifika gets the Hayden Meikle treatment.
Side from the big smoke looks capable of going all the way
As the season kicks off, Hayden Meikle tells us more about the Blues.
Crusaders again look to be a powerful side — sigh
Hayden Meikle looks at the fortunes of the Crusaders this year.
Impressive forward pack driving Chiefs’ hopes for new season
Here's the lowdown on the stars and prospects of the Chiefs, courtesy of Hayden Meikle.
Bell a Zingari man through and through
On Saturday Chris Bell is scheduled to play his 272nd game for Zingari-Richmond, a record for appearances in Dunedin premier rugby.
Young coach aiming for ‘very, very top’
Niall Gregg has been bumped up to head coach this season. Not bad for a 24-year-old from Ireland who arrived in New Zealand six years ago with just a dream.
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.
Hooker happy to keep learning
Taieri coach Jason Macdonald has got the bug.
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.
Life membership for record points-scorer
The highest points-scorer in a North Otago jersey has been awarded life membership of the union.
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