Black penalty secures Manawatu win

Ngani Laumape scored a hat-trick in his second game for Manawatu against Southland.

Otere Black penalty on fulltime saves the day for Manawatu in a 34-31 win over Southland.

Goss full of pride

New Zealand sevens captain Sarah Goss, who is from Feilding, was flocked with request for photos on her return to ...

As New Zealand women's sevens team captain Sarah Goss returned to Manawatu for the first time since leading her team to an Olympic silver medal, she was overcome with pride.

Is McLeod the toughest of them all?

Sarah McLeod, pictured here playing for the Manawatu Cyclones, is chasing the national title in the Tough Guy and Gal ...

Sarah McLeod is competing at the national tough guy and gal champs.

Six changes for Turbos

Tim Cadwallader will get another chance to start at hooker.

Callum Gibbins, Chris Eves, Otere Black added to Turbos' starting XV for match against Southland.

Tufuga a happy hooker

Manawatu Cyclones hooker Rebekah Tufuga, centre, in typical barnstorming form at a Black Ferns trial last year.

The Manawatu Cyclones host Wellington this weekend.


Patel, Small get contracts

Navin Patel has picked up his first contract for Central Districts.

Manawatu bowlers Navin Patel and Bevin Small were the big winners of the second round of domestic contracts with both being picked up by Central Districts.

Boys High get win, but miss nationals

Braden Rowe hit 41 for Palmerston North Boys' High School before he was run out against Napier Boys' High School on Tuesday.

Jack Harris took five wickets as Palmerston North Boys' High School beat Napier Boys' High School by ___ runs in the second day of qualifiers for the national one day tournament.

Cricket world poorer for loss of Crowe

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe, centre, visiting Palmerston North Boys' High School back in 2014.

Martin Crowe's long-time friend Derek Stirling says Crowe was a great player and good man.

Stags batsmen fighting hard

Stags left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel shouldered a heavy workload during Canterbury's second innings in their Plunket Shield ...

The Central Stags were fighting hard in their chase for 376 runs to beat Canterbury in their Plunket Shield cricket match in Nelson.

Manawatu overcomes possible upset

Mitch Renwick and his team's hopes of capitalising on their slim chance at the Hawke Cup were dashed by wooden-spoon ...

Manawatu were given a big surprise by Horowhenua-Kapiti.

rugby union

Rock and rugby join forces

Snaparock promoter Barry Galbraith, top and Tasman Makos player Tim O'Malley combine will both be hoping for a strong ...

Rock and seafood festival Snapafest adds shark to menu after hooking up with the Makos.

Shield leaves coach 'shaking like jelly'

Manawatu captain Duncan Hales steps off the plane in Palmerston North with the Ranfurly Shield with coach Graham Hamer ...

When the fulltime whistle blew to signify Manawatu's maiden Ranfurly Shield victory, coach Graham Hamer was so overcome by emotion that he physically could not get onto the field to celebrate with the team.

Lineouts almost derail Turbos

Jason Emery looked good in his first game at fullback for the Turbos.

 A shonky lineout made beating Northland a whole lot harder than it should have been for the Manawatu Turbos.

Turbos bench inspires win

Otere Black did well off the bench.

Manawatu secure a messy bonus point win over Northland.

Thompson, coach on the field

Kane Thompson has taken over the leadership of the Turbos' lineout.

Kane Thompson's experience has been a big gain for Manawatu this season.

Lampp's sports comment

Turbos looking good if they can cure leakages

Is lock Kane Thompson the man to help steady the Turbos shonky form at lineouts.

OPINION: You have to be able to take the pain if you are a Manawatu Turbos fan.

Sozzled players on trips are an embarrassment waiting to happen

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis after a Turbos match last year.

OPINION: Some good might come out of the Okoroire knees-up in rural Waikato.

Unexpected winning margins for Manawatu in pre-season

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 30:  Newton Tudreu of Manawatu trybound in the pre-season Mitre 10 Cup match between Hawke's ...

OPINION: There just cannot be 96 points separating the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay rugby teams.

Olympics freedom of speech can never be compromised by big brothers

Olympic flag can be seen near of the flags of the participating countries during a guided tour for journalists to the ...

OPINION: Sky TV might have got a bit too big for their britches when it came to the Rio Olympics.

Changing of guard for Turbos

Rob Foreman won't be playing for the Manawatu Turbos this year.

OPINION: When the Manawatu Turbos jog out for real for the first time this rugby season, the No 2 jersey will be on someone else's back.

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