Alaalatoa stays on with Crusaders

Alaalatoa brothers Allan, left, and Michael came up against each other when the Brumbies hosted the Crusaders two weeks ago.

Michael Alaalatoa has re-signed with the Crusaders.

Massey women cop another big loss

Upper Hutt's Emma Lavery, left, and Grace McRobie, centre, jostle with Sam Perko of Massey University in their Central ...

Massey were thrashed by Central League leader Upper Hutt.

Marist in need of wins

Palmerston North Marist were beaten by Napier City Rovers.

 Palmerston North Marist were beaten by Napier City Rovers.

Hodge second in Muriwai Open

Tyler Hodge's second place finish in the Muriwai Open left him 11th in the Charles Tour standings, despite playing just ...

Levin professional Tyler Hodge finished the Muriwai open with an even round of 72 to finish second.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.


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.

Mecredy and Myers star with the ball

Phil Mecredy had a stellar 6-53.

Two of Manawatu bowlers have taken away their opposition almost by themselves.

rugby union

COB steal last-minute win

College Old Boys flanker Zane Rangi takes the ball into contact during his side's narrow 17-15 win over Varsity.

COB win thriller against Varsity, OBM halt losing streak in high scoring affair, FOB-Oroua break their 2016 duck and Te Kawau enter top four after round eight of Manawatu Club Rugby.

Morris elected to New Zealand Rugby board

Manawatu Rugby chairman Steve Morris will serve on the New Zealand Rugby Union board for the next three years.

A year after missing the cut, Manawatu Rugby chairman Steve Morris has been elected to the New Zealand Rugby Board on a three-year term.

Losing streak pain for OBM

Rhys Pedersen's leadership will be tested as he attempts to halt OBM's three-match losing streak against Kia Toa.

With two rounds remaining in round one of Manawatu club rugby, Old Boys-Marist face the the real prospect of their season crumbling on the foundation beneath them.

Coach Mulder loving new role

Bertus Mulder is enjoying his transition to coaching the team he once captained, Kia Toa.

Bertus Mulder has taken to coaching like a duck to water.

Stone's focus on his job

The Turbos' messy lineout in 2015 was one of the reasons Fraser Stone has yet to secure a deal for the coming season.

Fraser Stone is not losing any sleep from not having a Turbos contract.

Lampp's sports comment

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.

Willett breaks the elite shackles at Augusta

2016 Masters champion Danny Willett.

OPINION: A few moons ago a friend was playing rugby for one of the big London rugby clubs.

Victoria Cross was Elliott's ticket to the world

Victoria Cross recipient Keith Elliott.

OPINION: Winning the Victoria Cross opened a world of doors for former Manawatu man Keith Elliott.

New Zealand suits squash lifer Kashif Shuja just fine

Kashif Shuja, right, competes against Cameron Jamieson from Hawke's Bay in the National Champion of Champions event in 2015.

OPINION: When it comes to professional squash player Kashif Shuja, we can probably deduce Pakistan and Islamabad's loss has been Manawatu's gain.

Milner-Skudder fans left to rue injury

Nehe Milner-Skudder has been ruled out for the Super Rugby season.

OPINION: It's a shame injury robbed us of a Nehe Milner-Skudder celebration when the Hurricanes came to town.

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