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Te Kawau upset Kia Toa

Varsity lock Mickey Woolliams was one of his side's best in their messy win over Linton Army.

 A late try helped Te Kawau pull off their first big upset of the season knocking off Kia Toa 35-33.

Innovation key for Manawatu rugby

Turbos wing Newton Tudreu and lock Liam Hallam-Eames will be able to benefit from the now completed Manawatu Rugby ...

A high performance centre, a mobile app, beetroot juice and drones all additions for Manawatu Turbos in 2017.

FOB-Oroua, contenders or pretenders?

Halfback Tom Stewart is one of the young stars in the FOB-Oroua backline.

Heading into the eighth week of Manawatu club rugby, it is still hard to gauge the quality of Feilding Old Boys-Oroua.

Tudreu recovery on track

Newton Tudreu was in hot try-scoring form in preseason last year, but has been sidelined since the fourth Turbos match ...

Manawatu wing Newton Tudreu is on track for a return to the rugby field before the provincial campaign kicks off.

Tantrum takes over Yellows

Kelvin Tantrum last coached Feilding in 2014.

Feilding Yellows have become the second side in Manawatu senior A club side to change coaches mid-season.

Boys' High beat Grammar

Michael Halatuituia, pictured here playing for the Manawatu under-16s, was one of three Palmerston North Boys' High ...

The Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV put on a fine display of scrambling defence as they beat Auckland Grammar 22-17 in Auckland on Saturday.

Top four pull ahead

College Old Boys wing Patrick Reid scores one of his three tries in his side's win over Te Kawau.

Big scores dominated round seven of Manawatu club rugby as the top half of the table flexed their muscles over their lesser rated opponents.

Battle of the desperates

Bain Champion has made a solid start to the season at No 10 for OBM.

Feilding and Old Boys-Marist will be desperate for a win ahead of their round seven clash in Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Taking on the Aussie legends

Feilding captain Matt Dalley played for the Manawatu Development XV last year.

As Matt Dalley lined up against the Classic Wallabies at the Hong Kong 10s it almost felt like a Bledisloe Cup match.

Andre Taylor wants to play for Japan

Andre Taylor gets past Sam Cane to score for the Hurricanes.

Former Hurricanes bolter who was on the All Blacks' radar now hopes to live his Rugby World Cup dream with new nation.

Boys' High beaten down

Palmerston North Boys' High School prop Usaiah Fonongoloa fights his way over the tryline for one of his two tries.

Boys' High's second-stringers hammered by Australian tourists Scots School.

Lochore: Lions need psychologist

Brian Lochore played against three different British and Irish Lions touring teams.

All Blacks legend believes a predicted large squad could spell trouble for Warren Gatland.

Kenyan Lomu on Turbos' radar

Willy Ambaka, pictured here playing for Kenya at the Wellington Sevens, is hoping to be playing rugby for Manawatu this year.

Visa problem for sevens star nicknamed Kenyan Lomu may prevent him playing in NZ.

Kia Toa turn up the heat

Robert Rongokea celebrates as he scores a second half try for Kia Toa.

Big hits were the order of the day as Kia Toa piled on the points in the second half to beat Freyberg 46-10 in Manawatu Club Rugby on Monday.

Hurricanes turn on the entertainment

He's wearing Hurricanes colours at the moment, but might Ngani Laumape be wearing black in future?

OPINION: Times have changed to such a degree the Hurricanes are now the best show in town.

Lions chances increase for HBC

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis has played 40 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis could have three cracks at the British and Irish Lions this year.

Hip issue for Taylor

Travis Taylor was named the Manawatu Turbos' rookie of the year in 2016.

Manawatu Turbos' hooker Travis Taylor's season is in doubt as he continues to battle an on-going hip injury.

Double trouble for OBM

Benedict Grant has been one of Old Boys-Marist's most consistent forwards this season.

No team has a harder Easter weekend on the horizon up than table-toppers Old Boys-Marist.

Cruden replaces Waqatairewa at COB

Sonny Waqatairewa was a player-coach for COB in 2016 when the team lost just one regular season match.

The most successful Manawatu club rugby coach in the past 30 years, John Cruden, will coach College Old Boys for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Stratton to captain NZ Uni

Jack Stratton will captain the New Zealand Universities team this year.

Canterbury halfback Jack Stratton has been named captain of the New Zealand Universities team for their two-match series later this month.

Feilding fire in first half

Drew Wild, pictured here playing for the Manawatu Under 16s, has been in top kicking form this year for Feilding High School.

A fine first half display helped the Feilding High School pick up a 38-29 away win over Wellington College.

COB ends OBM's unbeaten run

Kia Toa's Jade Te Rure stretches out for the tryline only to lose the ball during his side's big win over Feilding.

College Old Boys ensured there is no longer an unbeaten team in Manawatu club rugby after they clung on for a 22-20 win over Old Boys-Marist.

Resurgent COB meet unbeaten OBM

College Old Boys' Tyler Rogers-Holden looked comfortable filling in at halfback for the suspended Karl Bryson last weekend.

 College Old Boys' return to form has come just in time for a showdown with the unbeaten Old Boys-Marist.

Consistent Wyness impresses

Ben Wyness has been on the fringes of the Manawatu Turbos for the past two seasons.

First five-eighth Ben Wyness' stock continues to rise as his chases his provincial rugby debut.

Captain HBC to guide Turbos

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, left, made his Crusaders debut against the Reds in March.

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis has been confirmed as the Manawatu Turbos' captain for 2017.

Kiri Kiri re-signs for Manawatu

Antonio Kiri Kiri is set to add to his 43 games for Manawatu after re-signing with the province for 2017.

Antonio Kiri Kiri has put pen to paper to finalise his contract with the Manawatu Turbos for 2017.

Second half sinks Feilding

Second five-eighth Shaiden Daniels was the standout in Feilding High School's loss to Rotorua on Saturday.

Feilding High School 1st XV fall to Rotorua, but Boys' High get big win over Lindisfarne.

OBM scrum dominates in win

Old Boys-Marist lock Liam Hallam-Eames had a strong effort at set piece against FOB-Oroua on Saturday.

Tight forward domination helped Old Boys-Marist overcome a halftime deficit and deal to a frisky Feilding Old Boys-Oroua outfit 32-18 in Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Thompson a Varsity man again

Rob Thompson played every minute of the Highlanders' first four matches of the season.

Highlanders midfielder Rob Thompson will be a Massey University player for the rest of the year after turning out for Varsity in Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

OBM to test Stags

Former FOB-Oroua outside back Luther Hirini nis now playing for OBM.

This weekend's match against Old Boys-Marist will offer a litmus test on just how genuine Feilding Old Boys-Oroua title chances are.

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