Otere Black penalty on fulltime saves the day for Manawatu in a 34-31 win over Southland.
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.
Sarah McLeod is competing at the national tough guy and gal champs.
Callum Gibbins, Chris Eves, Otere Black added to Turbos' starting XV for match against Southland.
The Manawatu Cyclones host Wellington this weekend.
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.
Rock and seafood festival Snapafest adds shark to menu after hooking up with the Makos.
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.
A shonky lineout made beating Northland a whole lot harder than it should have been for the Manawatu Turbos.
Manawatu secure a messy bonus point win over Northland.
Kane Thompson's experience has been a big gain for Manawatu this season.
OPINION: You have to be able to take the pain if you are a Manawatu Turbos fan.
OPINION: Some good might come out of the Okoroire knees-up in rural Waikato.
OPINION: There just cannot be 96 points separating the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay rugby teams.
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.