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Calls for better resources for sevens

Halfback Jamie Booth was one of only two current Turbos in the Manawatu sevens team.

Manawatu's men's sevens coaches have united in their calls for greater resources.

Bedwell-Curtis itching to go

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis in action against Canterbury during last year's Mitre 10 Cup.

He fractured his hip playing for Manawatu in October, but now flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis is almost ready to go for the Crusaders.

Cruden's roller-coaster career

Aaron Cruden needs to play all three tests against the British and Irish Lions to crack 50 tests.

Aaron Cruden's career includes the highs of a RWC win and Super Rugby titles.

Turbos grant Cruden early release video

Aaron Cruden during his last match for Manawatu against Otago in October 2016.

Manawatu give their blessing for Cruden to break his contract early to join Montpellier.

Sewabu leaving Manawatu

Koli Sewabu's fist coaching job was with Feilding Yellows in 2008.

Koli Sewabu will set off on the next stage of his rugby career next month as he returns to Fiji to follow through on his dream to set-up a rugby academy.

Woodman hat-trick sinks Manawatu

Portia Woodman's hat-trick in the National Sevens final proved costly for Manawatu.

The Manawatu women's dream run in sevens rugby has come to an end after a 24-17 loss to Counties Manukau in the National Sevens final at Rotorua on Sunday.

Disappointing defence costs Manawatu

A late try to Jaxon Tagavaitau helped Manawatu beat Southland in the bowl quarter finals on Sunday.

Leaky defence proves Manawatu men's undoing at National Sevens.

Tufuga returns for Manawatu women

Rebekah Tufuga, pictured here at the Dubai Sevens in December, will play her first tournament for Manawatu this season ...

 The Manawatu women's sevens team have added one further ace to their deck as they prepare to defend their National Sevens title in Rotorua this weekend.

Ledua to inspire sevens team

Antonio Kiri Kiri will captain the Manawatu sevens team at the National Sevens in Rotorua this weekend.

The Manawatu sevens team will not lack for inspiration for this weekend's National Sevens title in Rotorua.

Sevens queens keep rolling

The Manawatu Women's Sevens team celebrate after winning the 2017 Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens.

The Manawatu women have gone back-to-back at the Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens.

Plate win for men's sevens

Jordan Bunce was one of the best in the Manawatu backs at the Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens on Saturday.

The Manawatu men's sevens team won the plate at the Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens on Saturday.

Strong women's sevens team named

New Zealand Sevens captain Sarah Goss will be back in green and white at the Mount Maunganui Sevens on Saturday.

A formidable Manawatu women's team has been named to defend their provincial sevens title in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

Turbos duo added to sevens mix

Antonio Kiri Kiri has returned from his New Zealand Sevens responsibilities and will turn out for the Manawatu sevens ...

Two big names have been added to the Manawatu sevens side ahead of the Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens on Saturday.

MacNeill coaching in all corners of the globe

Manawatu's Campbell MacNeill has been coaching rugby at Easter Island.

Ex-pat Manawatu man Campbell MacNeill finds rugby is growing at Easter Island.

Bright future for Hurricanes' Iose

New Zealand Secondary Schools captain Brayden Iose has been training with the Hurricanes.

Promising Manawatu No 8 Brayden Iose goes from schoolboy to Hurricanes squad member.

Turbos' gym takes shape

Manawatu Rugby Union chief executive John Knowles takes a look at the Manawatu Rugby Performance Centre.

The Manawatu Turbos will be working out in style from February when work on the Manawatu Rugby Performance Centre wraps up.

Armstrong focused for Hurricanes chance

Fraser Armstrong hopes a more physical approach to his game will help him lock in a permanent Super Rugby contract.

Manawatu prop Fraser Armstrong looking to turn preseason training gig with Hurricanes into a permanent place.

Gunning for the NRL

Tommy Fifita-Tovo is heading to Brisbane after sevens nationals to try and crack the NRL.

A Levin resident is using sevens to keep fit for a tilt at the NRL in Brisbane.

Turbos duo sign on

Jason Emery will be looking to transfer his provincial form to the Super Rugby field in 2017.

Jason Emery and Jamie Booth have become the latest names to re-sign with the Manawatu Turbos for the 2017 season.

Pools drawn for National Sevens

Janna Vaughan and the Manawatu women's sevens team will be out to defend their National Sevens title in January.

The Manawatu women's sevens team have drawn a favourable pool for their defence of their National Sevens title in Rotorua in January.

Promising rugby player dies

Maikeli Ledua, 22, died after a crash between a truck and his car.

Manawatu's Maikeli Ledua will be remembered by friends and family for his huge smile and big heart.

Manawatu women own 2016

The women in Manawatu rugby have had an outstanding 2016.

The Manawatu women have blown their male counterparts out of the water in 2016.

Taylor's brother makes 7s debut

Horowhenua-Kapiti's Ross Taurima takes the ball forward, with Greg Mullany and Willie Paia'aua in support.

The successful side featured Codie Taylor's younger brother Keanu.

Curtis ready to impress at Blues

Ambrose Curtis scored a try on debut for the New Zealand Maori against Munster in November.

New Zealand sevens and Maori wing Ambrose Curtis looking to embrace his chance after getting called into the Blues on a short-term deal.

Turbos land Good hire

Aaron Good will take charge of the backs for the Manawatu Turbos in 2017.

Aaron Good has continued his rapid ascent up the coaching ranks after being confirmed as the Manawatu Turbos assistant coach for 2017.

Manawatu club rugby draw released

College Old Boys v Kia Toa is one of four matches in the opening week of Manawatu Club Rugby which starts on March 18.

The Manawatu senior one club rugby season will get underway with a re-match of 2016's enthralling semifinal between College Old Boys and Kia Toa on March 18.

Try drought doesn't stop Paia'aua

Willie Paia'aua playing for the Manawatu Turbos in 2014.

The Horowhenua-Kapiti winger is up for Heartland rugby's highest individual honour.

Manawatu crowned queens of Central sevens

Selica Winiata was in impressive form as she captained Manawatu to another Central Region Sevens title.

The Manawatu Women's Sevens team have once again been crowned queens of Central Region Sevens after yet another dominant display in Levin on Saturday.

Captain Tagavaitau for Manawatu sevens

Jaxon Tagavaitau will captain Manawatu at the Central Region Sevens on Saturday.

Jaxon Tagavaitau will once again lead the Manawatu Sevens team as they look to go one better than last year and win the Central Region Sevens title in Levin on Saturday.

Elite schools players seek greener pastures

The Super Rugby franchises have their eyes on schools rugby talent.

OPINION: It is almost obscene that Super Rugby franchises are now pillaging schools players.

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