Patrick Osborne scored his side's first try on a foggy night in Invercargill. Photo / Getty

Highlanders thump Chiefs

On a night that hearkened back to the franchise's formative years, the Highlanders created a little slice of history and remained right in the hunt for another.

A red card to prop Laurie Weeks didn't help the Melbourne Rebels' cause as they lost to the Sharks in their 
Super Rugby encounter this morning. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Sharks topple Rebels

A two-try haul from skipper Scott Higginbotham wasn't enough for the Melbourne Rebels to achieve a break-through win in South Africa, falling 25-21 to the Sharks in…

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Aaron Smith and Kieran Read are the most irreplaceable All Blacks according to Herald readers. Photo / Getty Images

All Blacks: Who can't we lose?

Kieran Read and Aaron Smith are the players the All Blacks can least afford to lose, but we can live without some big stars…