Phil Riley, a stalwart at the Hokowhitu Football Club for the past six years, is the Manawatu sport maker of the year.
Fast bowler Adam Milne is hoping a spot on the New Zealand Cricket contract list will translate to more game time.
Manawatu Cyclones 15-15 draw with Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium was a hard watch.
Turbos back Lewis Marshall mesmerised Hawke's Bay Saracens with his trickery and daring attacking.
The Super Rugby final at Sydney only reaffirmed my aversion to the box kick.
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