The Hurricanes roster is starting to fill up as the Super Rugby pre'-season draws near.
The Chiefs added two more players to their squad for 2015, with the signing of Tasman wing Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart.
The Hurricanes are taking Super Rugby back to the country with a pre-season game in Eketahuna.
Golden Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies is enjoying life at Japanese club Shining Arcs, as he has been given a pivotal role in the team.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The race to become the 18th Super Rugby franchise in 2016 took an intriguing twist on Wednesday.
The Highlanders revealed that Japanese international Fumiaki Tanaka will be returning to play for the Dunedin-based franchise in 2015.
World Cup-winning All Black back row forward Adam Thomson has become the latest high-profile signing by the Reds.
All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has, one again, returned to the sidelines after bruising his calf during a provincial match for Canterbury.