Nathan Tudreu

Manawatu take the spoils

Turbos regain the lead in the Championship division of the NPC with a 41-20 win over Southland.

Turbos' win is vital for their season

A big Manawatu cleanout as Turbos halfback Papa Wharewera clears in front of flanker Nick Crosswell Nick Crosswell knows a few of the Southlanders from his Highlanders days, but he's not focusing on them.

Grassroots volunteer of year

Phil Riley, a stalwart at the Hokowhitu Football Club for the past six years, is the Manawatu sport maker of the year.

Feilding High's Hirini sticks with Manawatu

Luther Hirini Feilding High School's star wing Luther Hirini has signed with the Manawatu Rugby Union.

Bengston burns up Coventry track

Shane Harwood and Peter Bengston Palmerston North superstock star Peter Bengston's first foray on to the shale track at Coventry in England saw his car go up in flames.

Sticking to their roots

cricket ball New Central Districts chief executive Neil "Pods" Hood wants to see the association more reflect its regions.

Milne eyes more game time

Fast bowler Adam Milne is hoping a spot on the New Zealand Cricket contract list will translate to more game time.

Justice denied

Tough on fixers

Coach downcast as Cyclones let victory slip

Manawatu Cyclones 15-15 draw with Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium was a hard watch.

Marshall shines for Development

Turbos back Lewis Marshall mesmerised Hawke's Bay Saracens with his trickery and daring attacking.

Black Ferns' failure hard to take

Masirewa on loan

The one rugby stat that matters

Statistics buff will be scratching their heads, wondering how the Manawatu Turbos lost.

Sympathy and emotion

The Kick It took courage to put the story of Beaver to the screen, although making it as a docu-drama made it easier.

Observe Crusaders' fatal flaws

The Super Rugby final at Sydney only reaffirmed my aversion to the box kick.

Silver: Colour of Manawatu's lining

Fogeys gave Roy Williams grief

Duck, you're on candid camera

Notice when All Blacks assemble that for a whole day and a night, the same two players are featured everywhere.

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