Stags task of taking down competition powerhouse Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday week just got even more tricky.
Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland.
Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.
The Southland TimesSouthland lock Josh Bekhuis will tonight join the elite club of players who have played 100 or more games for Southland.
Andrew Hore has been named on Southland's bench for the sixth-round NPC match against Tasman.
Southland centurion to pull on Tasman No 9 jersey and run out of the tunnel for first game back at Rugby Park for two years.
OPINION: Southland have little time to digest the remarkable 36-34 win over Northland on Saturday as they nurse the war-wounds and prepare for Tasman in Invercargill on Wednesday night.
Keanu Kahukura had become accustomed to Stags coach Brad Mooar's midweek chats.
A Lolohea Loco try after the fulltime hooter helped Southland snatch a dramatic 36-34 win over Northland.
Keanu Kahukura has been handed his first start in the 2014 national provincial championship season against Northland.
The Stags rugby team and the Rams rugby league team have united for a unique double-header tonight.
Northland coach says his side have turned their sights on the Stags in Invercargill tomorrow night.
Every weekend players, coaches, management, and the fans look forward to an 80-minute game of rugby.
Shaun Stodart and Liam Howley have been included in New Zealand's best schoolboy rugby lineup.
The depth in the 2014 Stags squad is about to be tested as they eye an arduous three games in seven days.
Southland's showdown with Northland in Invercargill on Saturday night has fast become an important one.
Stags coach Brad Mooar feels his team's attacking game is progressing but says more tries are needed.
The Southland TimesJunior Ngaluafe's four seasons at Southland have been anything but plain sailing for the talented young rugby player.
Taranaki show Southland plenty of respect by expecting Stags to be one of their toughest tests to date in the 2014 NPC.
Provincial rugby isn't a fulltime gig for most players in New Zealand these days.
Disappointment was one word you could use to describe the loss to Otago.
Back-to-back wins have delivered some stability in selection for Taranaki as they prepare to face Southland tomorrow.
Willis Halaholo was stunned when he was advised he would start the season from the bench, but has since proved his worth.
POLL: The Stags playing strip worn on Saturday will not be a one-off.
Otago first-five Hayden Parker kicked his side to victory against Southland in Invercargill on Saturday.
Talemaitoga Tuapati has proved his fitness and will start at hooker today against Otago in Invercargill.
Rugby Southland general manager says everything aligning to pull in big crowd for the Stags' showdown with rivals Otago today.
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.
SCOTT EADE - The Southland TimesOPINION: Despite the nail-biting finish many had to endure watching last week's match, the team was more than happy to come away with four points.
Former All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore to come out of retirement as injury cover for the Stags in the NPC.
Lima Sopoaga and Hayden Parker will each be trying to get a victory for their side in a fierce southern rugby rivalry.
Maira Boyle was recently made a life membership of the Star Rugby Club after over 30 years of tireless work.
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.
Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.
OPINION: Hopefully what you saw last Friday was a snippet of what we are trying to achieve when we have the ball in hand this season.
Talemaitoga Tuapati will slot into Southland's No 2 jersey tonight against North Harbour, replacing the injured Jason Rutledge.
Robbie Robinson will start at fullback for North Harbour against Southland tomorrow night.
One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.
Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge has ruptured his left bicep during the Stags game against Bay of Plenty on Friday night and is out for the rest of the season.The injury occurred while making a tackle during the game.
Robbie Robinson is zeroing in on an intriguing return to the rugby field against his old team on Thursday night.
Southland start in impressive fashion with a 34-23 home win over Bay of Plenty in their round one NPC game tonight.
When Pehi Te Whare shifted from Hamilton to Invercargill in 2005, it was supposedly for a three-month trial period.
On December 30 last year, Rugby Southland revealed to the public that it had a new Stags coach.
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.
Southland will at least go into next week's first NPC game against Bay of Plenty with much more confidence in their defence.