Wyness gets chance to impress

First five-eighth Ben Wyness is tackled during Manawatu's 59-0 demolition of Hawke's Bay in Palmerston North last month.

Ben Wyness will get another chance to impress at first five-eighth in Manawatu's preseason match against Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday.

Te Rure still considering next step

Jade Te Rure last played for Manawatu in 2014.

It only took one day working in an administration job for former Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth Jade Te Rure to realise that he would do anything to get his rugby career back on track.

Positive parents get union's tick

The Manawatu Rugby Union has been pleased with the behaviour of parents at junior rugby this year.

While the behaviour of spectators at junior rugby matches has come under the national spotlight this year, Manawatu Rugby has lauded the actions of those who have been attending games within the province.

Martelletti loses Rio appeal

Paul Martelletti's Olympic dream appears to be over.

Runner appealed for place in team through the Sports Tribunal of NZ and may yet take it higher.

First loss in three years

The Manawatu Cricket Association held its annual meeting this week.

Manawatu Cricket Association posted its first loss in three years.


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.

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Young development XV named

Jaxon Tagavaitau played 13 games for the Turbos between 2014 and 2015.

Jaxon Tagavaitau is the sole man with Turbos experience named in the Manawatu Development XV.

The Turbos' missing 12

Rob Foreman retired from provincial rugby this year after 110 games for Manawatu.

The Turbos' squad for 2016 is missing 12 faces from last season.

The year of the Sky Blues

Varsity captain Doug Juszcyzk hoists the Hankins Shield after beating Kia Toa in the final on Saturday.

After Varsity wrapped up the Manawatu club rugby season by claiming the Hankins Shield on Saturday, rugby writer Shaun Eade reviews each club's performance in 2016.

Five added to Turbos for preseason

Freyberg midfielder Mapa Tuipulotu is one of five players who will join the Turbos squad for their preseason campaign.

Five players have been added to the Manawatu Turbos squad on short term deals to prepare with the side during preseason.

Boys' High beat Kings College

Michael Ioane was one of the standouts for Palmerston North Boys" High School in their win against Kings College.


Lampp's sports comment

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.

Rugby player poaching in schools continues unabated

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Terry Pongi of the Sacred Heart first XV breaks out of a tackle.

OPINION: There was a time when schools were satisfied just educating students.

Are new breakdown rule variations really rugby?

Tim Wilkinson might have been a contender for the Rio Olympics.

To heck with bring back Buck; let's just bring back the ruck.

Aussie larrikin from another era

Jeff Thomson spoke at the Manawatu Cricket Association dinner.

OPINION: Former express cricketer and now raconteur Jeff Thomson seems to be a happy 65-year-old larrikin.

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