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Varsity all out to win key clash against Kias

Varsity wing Te Rangitira Waitokia in action against Kia Toa.

 There is bite to the final regular round of club rugby matches on Saturday.

Fredericks keeps on keeping on at Yellows

Long-serving Feilding Yellows Rugby Club team manager Dave Fredericks.

Dave Fredericks has put more than four decades of effort in to the Feilding Yellows.

Feilding Yellows triumphant again

Kayne Hammington, halfback for Feilding Yellows.

Feilding took their second major rugby scalp in the space of four days

Bedwell-Curtis is carrying a full fleece

Manawatu flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis on the rampage.

Hirsute Manawatu rugby players Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Jamie Booth have a wager on growing their hair.

Hurricanes need Nehe in Super final

Hurricanes' Nehe Milner-Skudder makes a break during the Super Rugby semifinal on Saturday.

It is funny how Manawatu players are proving so critical to the two Super Rugby finalists.

Boys' High retain Mitchell Cup at Tauranga

Stewart Cruden is a youngster slotting into the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV.

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Yellows spring to life at last

Kayne Hammington clears the ball for Feilding against  Old Boys-Marist.

Feilding's win over Old Boys-Marist on Saturday showed what might have been.                                          

Collegiate couldn't cope with Feilding's slickness

Feilding High School player Vilimoni Koroi cuts up Wanganui Collegiate School's first XV.

Feilding High School's 95-0 massacre of the Wanganui Collegiate School's first XV on Thursday brought into question the imbalance in this year's Central North Island competition.

Extra incentive for four more club sides

Liam Mitchell on the rampage for Te Kawau

For the sides outside the top four, there is still something to aim for.

Templeman back from Germany ready to fire

Former Manawatu hooker Bryn Templeman in the uniform of his TV Pforzheim rugby club in southern Germany.

Bryn Templeman has returned from Germany after playing in their national league.

Turbos not banking on seeing Milner-Skudder

Hurricanes player Nehe Milner-Skudder hard at work at a signing session at Rangiotu in Manawatu.

The Manawatu Turbos are planning to get by for the season without Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Crosswell adjusting to rugby life in Wales

Nick Crosswell of  the Maori All Blacks playing against  Japan  in Kobe last year.

Nick Crosswell has already returned to Wales for pre-season training.

Nehe rise has been meteoric

Turbos fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder is on the verge of being an All Black

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The big wet no hindrance to College Old Boys

College Old Boys forward Tim Cadwallader takes the ball up against Old Boys-Marist on Saturday.

College Old Boys cannot be headed for the top spot in Manawatu club rugby.

Bizarre try snatches win for Tu Toa

The Tu Toa and Manukura forwards packs scrummaging in their knockout rugby match at FMG Stadium on Saturday.

Tu Toa claim first-up honours against Manukura first XV

College easily win big game in the rain video

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Manawatu club rugby leaders College Old Boys made no race of the main club rugby game in a watery Palmerston North on Saturday.

Boys' High loss hard to swallow

New Plymouth player Brayton Northcott-Hill breaks away to score the winning try against the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV.

Boys' High's first XV loss to New Plymouth was hard to swallow

Mouth-watering clash beckons between two city teams

Kia Toa's Bryn Templeman  and Newton Tudreu,  with ball, take on Feilding Yellows.

Just twice since 2010 have Old Boys-Marist toppled College Old Boys in the Centennial Shield round.

Evergreens forced on the back foot at Waipukurau

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Rugby, Manawatu development team playing Horowhenua-Kapiti in Shannon. Manawatu's Brice Henderson

Manawatu Evergreens spent much of the trial game at Waipukurau on defence

Maoate offspring dwarfing father Joe, a onetime prop

Former Linton Army prop Joe Maoate, centre,  flanked by sons Matt (Old Boys-Marist) left and Jamie, (Linton Army) right.

Maoates seem to be everywhere in Manawatu senior rugby.

Broughton sparks on to Manawatu rugby radar

Driver and army sapper Logan Broughton, right, will be trialing for Manawatu at Waipukurau.

Another army midfield back is in Manawatu contention.

French francs entice Tilsley

George Tilsley (Kia Toa) on attack against Old Boys-Marist, is leaving for France.

George Tilsley is heading for the south of France to play rugby.

Boys' High get bogged down against Hamilton

Palmerston North Boys' High School's centre Jackson Ferris tries to charge through Hamilton Boys' High School's defences

Palmerston North Boys' High School's first XV get bogged down against Hamilton Boys'.

Kias hang on for gutsy, perhaps defining, win

College Old Boys flanker James Koloto loses the ball in the tackle of Kia Toa's Moeaki Samita and Fraser Stone.

College Old Boys fell to only their second loss of the season on Saturday.

Turbos trialists must have been at practices

Manawatu Turbos wing Nathan Tudreu about to score against Southland.

Injuries have ruled out a half dozen players for Manawatu trial.

Kia Toa must shape up on home turf in top-of-the-table clash

College Old Boys prop  Isaac Tupai on the rampage against Kia Toa in their Jubilee Cup match.

Kia Toa must erase memories of their first clash with College Old Boys.

Tietjens back and finding his feet off the field

Manawatu coaching development manager, Doug Tietjens .

Former Turbos flanker Doug Tietjens is now the Manawatu coaching development manager

Emery stopped by shoulder stinger

Manawatu’s Jason Emery on the charge for the Highlanders earlier this year. He may miss the rest of the Super Rugby season due to injury and paternity duties.

A shoulder injury has temporarily sidelined Manawatu's Jason Emery

Feilding High continue rampage

One of  Feilding  High School's starlets,  Saia Teumohenga,  heading for a try.

A flat Feilding High School first XV was too hot for the boys from Cambridge.

Linton Army and Te Kawau wave the big stick

Kia Toa player Ben Lynch tries to stave off Freyberg's Raki Fangatua.

At last Linton Army and Te Kawau lit up the Manawatu club competition.

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