Sport

Two upsets in Manawatu premier club netball

There were two upsets in the latest round of Manawatu premier club netball.

Feilding A2 and College Old Girls produced wins on a night of upsets at the B&M Centre on Tuesday.

Meehan feels Tupou didn't dive

Joseph Parker after knocking out Bowie Tupou  in the first round at Invercargill.

Manawatu boxing coach Billy Meehan was satisfied Joseph Parker's win on Saturday was by genuine knockout.

Boys' High start Super 8 with two wins

Super 8 schools hockey tournamentat the twin turfs in Palmerston North, Palmerston North Boys' High School player Matt Small controls the ball at full speed.

Palmerston North Boys' High School slot nine goals as they start their Super 8 hockey title defence.

Turbos squad almost full

Manawatu centre Jason Emery was one of four players to appear in every match for the Turbos last season.

The Manawatu Turbos have all but filled their quota of contracted players.

Rugby player cops 10-year ban

One of the biggest bans in Manawatu rugby club history has been handed down.

A Feilding rugby player who swore and spat at a referee has been given a decade-long ban from the game.

Cricket

Worker school's latest international

Central Districts latest budding international George Worker testing out his left-arm spin bowling in the nets.

George Worker to get his international breakthrough at last.

Cricket legend Stirling to get a Manawatu sendoff

Peter Hunt of Palmerston North wins his match in the New Zealand Super League Darts.

Simon Stirling will have a memorial service at the Willow Park Tavern next  weekend.

Ryder won't be chaperoned by Central Districts

Former New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder will join Central Districts following two summers with Otago.

Central Districts won't be keeping Jesse Ryder on a short leash when he joins the Stags.

Hood's exit sees Cleaver and Radford gone too

Mark Cleaver.

In six weeks, Central Districts has lost all three Manawatu administrators

New Central Districts boss no stranger to region

Interim Central Districts chief executive Chris Lander.

New Central Districts chief executive has experience working in the region.

rugby union

Pirates do senior second double

The Pirates players celebrate after winning their second successive Manawatu senior seconds final.

Pirates intend going for the threepeat next year after winning the senior second club rugby final again.

Otere Black Turbos' main man

Otere Black will be the Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth again this season.

Aaron Cruden playing for the Manawatu Turbos again this season - forget it.

Development XV crunch Wairarapa-Bush

Manawatu Development XV No 8 Matt Gardner.

An under-strength Wairarapa-Bush Heartland were virtual sitting ducks for the Manawatu Development XV.

Propping default in elite schools rugby

Feilding High School's first XV got another win without having to play on Saturday.

Feilding High School's first XV had the easiest win in their Central North Island rugby competition history.

Gibbins was itching to get back to Turbos

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins in the pre-season rugby game against Tasman Makos.

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins set to lead his team in first Premiership campaign.

Lampp's sports comment

Laumape signing a cross-code coup

Ngani Laumape scoring for  Palmerston North Boys' High School against Napier Boys' High School in 2011.

This Ngani Laumape saga has been a publicity coup for rugby.

Sandy golf remains the real deal

Ryan Fox  tees off on the 2nd hole in  the 144th Open Championship at  St Andrews, Scotland.

OPINION: TV remote meant St Andrews and the British Open wasn't remote for us.

Cricket legend Stirling to get a Manawatu sendoff

Peter Hunt of Palmerston North wins his match in the New Zealand Super League Darts.

Simon Stirling will have a memorial service at the Willow Park Tavern next  weekend.

Los Pumas were Lost Pumas against the All Blacks

The Argentina Pumas sing their national anthem during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Christchurch.

The Pumas were suicidal running from deep against the All Blacks.

Smith the Manawatu nugget in Super final

Aaron Smith of the Highlanders celebrates victory after the Super Rugby Final.

OPINION: Bleeding from the ballistic Super Rugby final was staunched by Manawatu having troopers on both teams.

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