Central under-21s face tough ask

Pippa Norman and the Central under-2 team need to improve on their recent results at the national tournament in Dunedin ...

The national under-21 hockey tournament is in Dunedin next week.

Skoglund Park cops it

Skoglund Park's football pitches have not been up to scratch.

Skoglund Park is not up to scratch at the moment.

No fall out over league ruckus

There will be no punishments after a club game was called off early due to a fracas.

There will be no punishments after a club game was called off early due to a fracas.

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.


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

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.

COB back to top

College Old Boys wing Cyrus Baker tries to hold off Kia Toa's Neal Tudreu.

College Old Boys have moved to top of the Manawatu club rugby ladder after handing Kia Toa their first loss of the season 21-12.

Boys' High fall in tight match

Feilding High School first XV captain Jack Kinder takes the ball into contact during their 74-0 win over Tawa College.

A much improved performance from Palmerston North Boys' High School was not enough to lift them over Auckland Grammar on Saturday.

Highlanders on notice v Sharks

Flanker Elliot Dixon returns from a head injury to enable the Highlanders to field their first choice loose forward trio ...

Jamie Joseph demands improvements after loss in Brisbane leaves Super Rugby champions red-faced.

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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