Stags task gets trickier as Carter plots return

Dan Carter

Stags task of taking down competition powerhouse Canterbury in Christchurch on Sunday week just got even more tricky.

Tasman too slick in dominant win over Stags

Mark Jackman

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland.

Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby

Jimmy Cowan

Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.

Southland lock Bekhuis hits 100 games for Stags

Josh Bekhuis

The Southland Times

Southland lock Josh Bekhuis will tonight join the elite club of players who have played 100 or more games for Southland.

Former All Black Andrew Hore on Stags bench

Andrew Hore

Andrew Hore has been named on Southland's bench for the sixth-round NPC match against Tasman.

Cowan out to shine on old stomping ground

Jimmy Cowan

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.

Quick trip home for Stags, then the Makos

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.

Kahukura key to Southland Stags' victory

Stags wing Keanu Kahukura

Keanu Kahukura had become accustomed to Stags coach Brad Mooar's midweek chats.

Southland snatch late win over Northland

Lima Sopoaga

A Lolohea Loco try after the fulltime hooter helped Southland snatch a dramatic 36-34 win over Northland.

Keanu Kahukura wings his way to Stags start

Keanu Kahukura

Keanu Kahukura has been handed his first start in the 2014 national provincial championship season against Northland.

Stags and Rams hit Rugby Park for double-header

Tim Boys

The Stags rugby team and the Rams rugby league team have united for a unique double-header tonight.

Club rugby culture behind Northland's success

Dan Pryor

Northland coach says his side have turned their sights on the Stags in Invercargill tomorrow night.

Scott Eade: A week in the life of Stag

Scott Eade

Every weekend players, coaches, management, and the fans look forward to an 80-minute game of rugby.

Southland Boys' rugby duo make NZ squad

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Shaun Stodart and Liam Howley have been included in New Zealand's best schoolboy rugby lineup.

Week of pressure ahead for Southland Stags

Brad Mooar

The depth in the 2014 Stags squad is about to be tested as they eye an arduous three games in seven days.

Southland-Northland match a big deal

 Taranaki No 8 Blade Thompson

Southland's showdown with Northland in Invercargill on Saturday night has fast become an important one.

More bonus points on Brad Mooar’s wishlist

Brad Mooar

Stags coach Brad Mooar feels his team's attacking game is progressing but says more tries are needed.

Redemption for young Stag Junior Ngaluafe

Junior Ngaluafe

The Southland Times

Junior Ngaluafe's four seasons at Southland have been anything but plain sailing for the talented young rugby player.

Taranaki wary of much-improved Stags team

Lolohea Loco

Taranaki show Southland plenty of respect by expecting Stags to be one of their toughest tests to date in the 2014 NPC.

Rugby doesn’t always pay the bills in provinces

Craig Smith

Provincial rugby isn't a fulltime gig for most players in New Zealand these days.

Attitude and effort not enough against Otago

Scott Eade

Disappointment was one word you could use to describe the loss to Otago.

Taranaki minimise change for Southland match

Colin Cooper

Back-to-back wins have delivered some stability in selection for Taranaki as they prepare to face Southland tomorrow.

Stag Halaholo turns frustration into devastation

Willis Halaholo

Willis Halaholo was stunned when he was advised he would start the season from the bench, but has since proved his worth.

Jersey here to stay

Stags alternative jersey

POLL: The Stags playing strip worn on Saturday will not be a one-off.

Hayden Parker kicks Otago to win over Stags

Trent Renata

Otago first-five Hayden Parker kicked his side to victory against Southland in Invercargill on Saturday.

Tuapati’s recovery a relief for Southland Stags

Talemaitoga Tuapati

Talemaitoga Tuapati has proved his fitness and will start at hooker today against Otago in Invercargill.

Plenty of rugby action to draw in the crowd

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Rugby Southland general manager says everything aligning to pull in big crowd for the Stags' showdown with rivals Otago today.

John Hardie adds a spark to impressive Stags

John Hardie

Stags 2013 player of the year confirms he's ready to return for the Southland-Otago showdown.

Andrew Hore ready to answer Southland's SOS

Andrew Hore

World Cup-winning All Black Andrew Hore is on standby to play for the Stags.

Eade: 'Ugly' win still a win - bracing for Otago

Scott Eade

SCOTT EADE - The Southland Times

OPINION: 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.

Andrew Hore answers Southland Stags SOS

Andrew Hore

Former All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore to come out of retirement as injury cover for the Stags in the NPC.

Parker and Sopoaga in clash of the Highlanders

Hayden Parker, Lima Sopoaga

Lima Sopoaga and Hayden Parker will each be trying to get a victory for their side in a fierce southern rugby rivalry.

Putting the star in the Star Rugby Club

Maira Boyle

Maira Boyle was recently made a life membership of the Star Rugby Club after over 30 years of tireless work.

Phil Young will be keeping his emotions in check

Willis Halaholo

For a man who has been a player and coach for Southland and Otago, it will be about keeping any emotions in check.

Southland Girls' off to national rugby finals

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Champs smash South Otago High 63-0 in secondary school girls' combined Southland, Highlanders and South Island final.

Lima Sopoaga leads Stags to win over Harbour

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Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.

Stags on a winning track after season opener

Scott Eade

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.

Fijian is now Stags' first-choice hooker

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Talemaitoga Tuapati will slot into Southland's No 2 jersey tonight against North Harbour, replacing the injured Jason Rutledge.

Robinson to lock horns with Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson will start at fullback for North Harbour against Southland tomorrow night.

Injury may end Stags' Jason Rutledge's career

Jason Rutledge

One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.

Rutledge out for NPC season

Jason Rutledge

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 may be unleashed on Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson is zeroing in on an intriguing return to the rugby field against his old team on Thursday night.

Southland start with victory over Bay of Plenty

Jamie Mackintosh

Southland start in impressive fashion with a 34-23 home win over Bay of Plenty in their round one NPC game tonight.

Ex-Stags stalwart in new league

Pehi Te Whare

When Pehi Te Whare shifted from Hamilton to Invercargill in 2005, it was supposedly for a three-month trial period.

New coach Mooar gets Stags into gear

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On December 30 last year, Rugby Southland revealed to the public that it had a new Stags coach.

Expectations high of Southland's best

Lima Sopoaga

Five players who will need to be at their best for Southland to have a successful 2014 campaign.

Thanks for the memories - they've been special

Jimmy Cowan

Five Southlanders who will line up for other provinces in the Nationl Provincial Competition.

Injured Hardie to make his return against Otago

John Hardie

The Stags management team is targeting the round-three game against Otago in Invercargill.

Southland edged by Otago in preseason clash

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Southland will at least go into next week's first NPC game against Bay of Plenty with much more confidence in their defence.
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