Lash's last-minute winner sinks Bush

Buller's Anthony Ellis crashes the ball forward against Wairarapa Bush.

The race for the top four remains alive in the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship with two rounds remaining.

West boots Magpies to win

Ihaia West kicked 20 points against Manawatu on Saturday.

Ihaia West kicks 20 points in the wet to beat Manawatu 30-21 in Palmerston North.

Few changes to take on Magpies

Chris Eves is back starting at prop for the Manawatu Turbos against Hawke's Bay this weekend.

The Turbos have named their team to take on Hawke's Bay.

Emery itching to unleash

Jason Emery has admirably filled the fullback role for the Manawatu Turbos this year.

Jason Emery is feeling at home at fullback.

Barefoot Kiwi top of water world

Georgia Groen is now a world champion barefoot waterskier.

In 2014, Kiwi barefoot water-skier Georgia Groen said she wanted to be No 1 in the world.


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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Turbos' playoff picture

Captain Callum Gibbins will need to continue his strong form if the Turbos have any hopes of a home semifinal.

It may feel like the national provincial championship season has just started, but with the competition entering the final three weeks the Manawatu Turbos entered the business end of the competition.

Sizing up the NPC

Michael Alaalatoa (1.90m, 136kg) is one of the heaviest men in provincial rugby, but the rest of his team are much smaller.

Big is good - if you want success in the NPC it helps to be taller than everyone else.

Under 16s reach Hurricanes final

Drew Wild's kicking game has been impressive for the Manawatu Under 16s.

The Manawatu Under 16s cruised into the final of the Hurricanes Under 16 competition with a 47-16 win over Poverty Bay in Palmerston North on Tuesday.

Under 16s final hopes alive

Manawatu Under 16s beat Hawke's Bay Under 16s 28-22 on Monday.

The Manawatu Under 16s beat Hawke's Bay Under 16s 28-22 to retain a good chance of a place in the Hurricanes Under 16 final in Palmerston North on Monday.

Trio in national schools team

Feilding High School wing Mosese Dawai is one of three Manawatu players in the New Zealand Secondary Schools squad.

Brayden Iose, Vili Koroi and Mosese Dawai all named in New Zealand Secondary Schools team.

Lampp's sports comment

Mighty Quinn has Manfeild's NZ Grand Prix in his crosshairs

Callum Gibbons was robbed, as were the Turbos last weekend.

Mogul wants to restore grand prix hoopla.

Win over Canterbury reignites Turbos' campaign

Jackson Hemopo, of the Turbos, is tackled by Canterbury full-back Jordie Barrett. The Turbos upset the Cantabs 19-13.

OPINION: Shame on the infidels who thought Cantabs would romp home.

Tatana shows honesty is the best policy in golf

Junior Tatana's honesty should be rewarded.

OPINION: Foxton golfer Junior Tatana's display of sportsmanship deserves a gong.

Manawatu Turbos let their best Shield chance in 21 years get away

Manawatu Turbos flanker Jackson Hemopo, left, and halfback Toby Morland, right, tackle Waikato prop Atu Moli in their ...

OPINION: That was one big chance gone begging for the Manawatu Turbos at Hamilton on Sunday.

Ngani Laumape making huge impact in the NPC

Manawatu Turbo Ngani Laumape is one to watch.

OPINION: At the rate he is going, Ngani Laumape might just be the find of the year for the Manawatu Turbos.

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