Learning curve for Kilsby

Matt Kilsby

Central coach Matt Kilsby has labelled his first season in National Womens' League as a huge learning curve.

Tainui Rhinos horn in on senior competition

The Manawatu senior club rugby league competition will be boosted by the entry of the Tainui Rhinos next year.

The Tainui Rhinos will enter a team in the senior club competition next year.

Freyberg confident of senior 1 future

New Freyberg coach Glen Christini and chairman Andrew Wood are confident the club will retain its place in the senior one division.

Freyberg are confident they have made the necessary adjustments to hang on to their place in the senior one division.

Bargain buy race horse paying way for Taranaki syndicate

Stratford galloper Catwomandu wins at Awapuni on November 12/

A second-chance horse has come up trumps for a Taranaki syndicate.

Pither closes in on V8 dream

Chris Pither got a drive in Super Black Racing's car No 111 in Phillip Island on the weekend.

Palmerston North driver knocking at the door of permanent driver's seat in V8 Supercars Championships.


Hinds hoping for further improvement

Central Hinds coach Nigel Brooke.

 The Central Hinds will look to continue their improvement from last summer this season.

Boys' High on track for Gillette Cup

Palmerston North Boys' High School bowler Jack Lord thinks his school has a good chance of winning the Gillette Cup again this year.

Palmerston North Boys' High School bowler Jack Lord is confident his side is in a good position ahead of the Gillette Cup next month.

Patel leads Manawatu to win

Navin Patel took 12 wickets in Manawatu's nine-wicket win over Wairarapa on the weekend.

Navin Patel played the role of one-man wrecking ball as Manawatu hammered Wairarapa by nine wickets in their first Hawke Cup game of the season in Masterton over the weekend.

Fulton stars as Freyberg win

Dave Fulton top-scored for Freyberg with 69 in his side's seventh-straight win.

Freyberg remains unbeaten in Manawatu club cricket after dispatching Marist for a 70 run win on Saturday.

Manawatu debut for na Nagara

Palmerston North Boys' High School's Whetu na Nagara will make his debut for Manawatu in a two-day match against Wairarapa this weekend.

Palmerston North Boys' High School batsman Whetu na Nagara is set to make his Manawatu debut against Wairarapa.

rugby union

Laumape hopes to emulate Nonu

Former Warrior Ngani Laumape plans to bring a powerful presence to the Hurricanes' midfield next season.

Ngani Laumape hopes to bring a similar physical presence to the Hurricanes' midfield as Ma'a Nonu.

Calf issues see Cama take analysis role video

Tomasi Cama has hung up his boots, moving into an analysis role with the New Zealand Sevens team.

The sevens veteran will still be involved as New Zealand seeks Olympic gold.

Archibald ready for Manawatu return

Rhys Archibald will coach the Manawatu Turbos backs in 2016.

New Manawatu Turbos assistant coach Rhys Archibald is looking forward to concentrating on rugby fulltime.

Long road to recovery for Henderson

Manawatu Turbo Brice Henderson faces a long spell on the sideline with a knee injury.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 Brice Henderson could be out for up to nine months with a serious knee injury.

Thomas' sevens season likely over

Hamiora Thomas dislocated his shoulder in a sevens match over the weekend and was taken from the grounds in an ambulance.

A dislocated shoulder to Hamiora Thomas was the only dampener on Manawatu's sevens hit-out in Dannevirke.

Lampp's sports comment

We want our national league teams back

Black Caps - or should they really be called the Flat Whites?

OPINION: Somehow we need to galvanise the Manawatu province so we get our national league teams back.

Nehe takes the sky blue international

Nehe Milner-Skudder wore his Massey University sky blue socks while playing for the Barbarians against Gloucester and Argentina last week.

When Manawatu's All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder wore the Massey University sky blue socks while playing for the British Barbarians, it was a first for a Manawatu player in 33 years.

Ross Taylor was a one-man artillery regiment

Ross Taylor interviewed at the WACA ground in Perth.

Ross Taylor was full of aggression from the day he arrived at Palmerston North Boys' High School.

Stevie is back in the rough

Tiger Woods and caddie Steve Williams in happier times.

OPINION: Steve Williams' golf book Out of the Rough has actually thrown him back into the rough.

For the NZRU, only silence is golden

Ayumu Goromaru of Japan dives over to score the best try at the Rugby World Cup, against South Africa.

OPINION: Manawatu rugby coach Jason O'Halloran punished as if he was earning megabucks.

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