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.
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.
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.
Runner appealed for place in team through the Sports Tribunal of NZ and may yet take it higher.
Manawatu Cricket Association posted its first loss in three years.
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.
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.
Martin Crowe's long-time friend Derek Stirling says Crowe was a great player and good man.
The Central Stags were fighting hard in their chase for 376 runs to beat Canterbury in their Plunket Shield cricket match in Nelson.
Manawatu were given a big surprise by Horowhenua-Kapiti.
Jaxon Tagavaitau is the sole man with Turbos experience named in the Manawatu Development XV.
The Turbos' squad for 2016 is missing 12 faces from last season.
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 players have been added to the Manawatu Turbos squad on short term deals to prepare with the side during preseason.
OPINION: Sky TV might have got a bit too big for their britches when it came to the Rio Olympics.
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.
OPINION: There was a time when schools were satisfied just educating students.
To heck with bring back Buck; let's just bring back the ruck.
OPINION: Former express cricketer and now raconteur Jeff Thomson seems to be a happy 65-year-old larrikin.