It sounds sacrilegious but growing up in South Africa, Ross Geldenhuys' hero was All Black Kees Meeuws.
Jimmy Cowan isn't expecting an All Blacks recall, but he won't ignore his cell if he gets one.
Highlanders general manager confirms franchise will play a Super Rugby game in Invercargill next season.
The South Island may be rugby heartland but the Kiwis are changing 86 years of history by bringing league back to Dunedin.
Otago Boys' High School have pulled out of the Highlanders first XV school rugby competition.
Southland Girls' High School won the Southland women's sevens series final in Invercargill last week.
Former Southland and All Black prop appointed as scrum and assistant forward coach for next year.
Discussions are continuing between Southland parties and the Highlanders over a Super Rugby game to Invercargill in May.
The inclusion of Willis Halaholo in the Hurricanes squad is good news for the Southland Stags.
Six players involved in the NPC's premiership final will be Highlanders next season.
Tasman will have a hefty influence in Dunedin next year after two more Makos and a Taranaki flyer signed up.
Four Southlanders have been named in the New Zealand Maori team to play Japan next month.
Lima Sopoaga made his provincial debut for Wellington four years ago but surprisingly today will be his first crack at the Ranfurly Shield.
Lima Sopoaga made his provincial debut for Wellington four years ago but surprisingly tomorrow will be his first crack at the Ranfurly Shield.
Diminutive Japanese halfback returning to Dunedin for third Super Rugby season at southern franchise.
Jamie Verran was being lined up as the Stags No 10 this season and Brad Mooar is confident in the Woodlands player.
The Highlanders have signed seven new players to boost their forward stocks for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Southland Stags assistant coach Clarke Dermody opens up about his new role off the pitch.
Lima Sopoaga will have an added incentive to perform for the Stags in Palmerston North tonight.
Invercargill or Queenstown look likely options to host mouthwatering Highlanders-Chiefs showdown on May 30 next year.
Stags task of taking down competition powerhouse Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday week just got even more tricky.
Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.
Shaun Stodart and Liam Howley have been included in New Zealand's best schoolboy rugby lineup.
Stags 2013 player of the year confirms he's ready to return for the Southland-Otago showdown.
World Cup-winning All Black Andrew Hore is on standby to play for the Stags.
Lima Sopoaga and Hayden Parker will each be trying to get a victory for their side in a fierce southern rugby rivalry.
For a man who has been a player and coach for Southland and Otago, it will be about keeping any emotions in check.
Champs smash South Otago High 63-0 in secondary school girls' combined Southland, Highlanders and South Island final.
OBHS have a remarkable 53-game winning streak in the Highlanders region first XV rugby competition but SBHS feel they can put a halt to it.
Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.
One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.
Centre's dash home for birth of his child throws not so much a spanner in works as a crinkle in well-laid Bledisloe plans.
On December 30 last year, Rugby Southland revealed to the public that it had a new Stags coach.
Ben Smith could have taken the payday option but did not want to spend his life wondering "what if".
When Pehi Te Whare shifted from Hamilton to Invercargill in 2005, it was supposedly for a three-month trial period.
Kane Hames is set to go head-to-head with his Highlanders team-mate JP Koen in what could be an intriguing front-row battle.
Five players who will need to be at their best for Southland to have a successful 2014 campaign.
Five Southlanders who will line up for other provinces in the Nationl Provincial Competition.
The Stags management team is targeting the round-three game against Otago in Invercargill.
Oamaru junior driver Brad Williamson gained his first win as an owner when he reined Kylie Castleton to victory in the Southland Harness Awards Trot at Ascot Park yesterday.
Southland will at least go into next week's first NPC game against Bay of Plenty with much more confidence in their defence.
As Piri Weepu leaves NZ, another former All Blacks No 9, Jimmy Cowan, could be Blues bound.
Lima Sopoaga will make his first appearance for the Stags from the bench in a pre-season match against Otago.
If the day is fine, then look out for a big red-and-white following at Rugby Park tomorrow .
Logan Savory takes a look at 12 new faces in the Southland Stags 2014 national provincial championship squad.
OPINION: It is time for the Highlanders to wear their green jersey at home as well, writes Logan Savory.
Talented fullback stresses his decision to leave Southland for North Harbour was not about chasing the cash.
The scrum - or lack of it - cost the Highlanders a place in the semifinals on Saturday night.
CLUB RUGBY: Premier division
Marist will attempt to win the Galbraith Shield for the first time since 2001 when they take on Woodlands in the 2014 Southland premier club rugby decider at Rugby Park on Saturday.
Two late penalties from Francois Steyn has seen the Highlanders' upset bid against the Sharks fall short.