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First Manawatu wider rep squad named

Feilding Yellows prop Sean Rankin comes up against the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua defence.

If there is a hunt on for Turbos players it is for tighthead props and first five-eighths.

Already five teams are in the semifinals hunt

Again, five teams into four don't go in Manawatu club rugby.

Freyberg determined to keep on keeping on

Everything laid out spic and span for the Freyberg Old Boys senior rugby team before their games.

Winless Freyberg are in for the long haul in senior rugby

Boys' High stay unbeaten after romp

New Plymouth's Brayton Northcott dashes through the Feilding High School defences.

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OBM get it done against COB again

Freyberg prop Alani Ngata on the burst against Feilding Old Boys-Oroua on Saturday.

Old Boys-Marist proved on Saturday that College Old Boys can be rattled; well, once a year at least.

Berry set to debut for Old Boys-Marist

Action from last year's first-round clash   between College Old Boys and Old Boys-Marist.

Manawatu rugby will get its first sight of new first five-eighth Liam Berry in the big game on Saturday.

Boys' High romp past flat Tu Toa

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Even without their top wings, PNBH looked sharp against Tua Toa on Saturday.

Family affair for the Tudreus

Kia Toa's rugby-playing Tudreu brothers from Fiji, from left, Nathan, Neal and Newton.

The Tudreus just keep on coming to the Kia Toa Rugby Club.

Wolves rugby league

Friendly rugby league game between the Kapiti Bears senior team (blue) and the Levin Wolves at Matthews Park in Raumati.

The Levin Wolves have pulled out of the Manawatu premier club competition after four weeks of the season.

Hamstring injury won't keep Foreman down

Manawatu Turbos vs Hawkes Bay Magpies

Rob Foreman does not usually do injuries.

Yellows keep Stags at bay

Feilding Yellows fullback Brad Carr makes a break against FOB-Oroua.

Turbos halfback Kayne Hammington has no regrets about his move north last year.

Big guns back for Canes, Nonu set to hit 150

Julian Savea, right, is one of the three All Blacks back in the Hurricanes starting side for their clash against the Stormers, where Ma'a Nonu is set to bring up 150 Super Rugby games.

ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for Super Rugby match against Stormers.

Law cops 3-game ban

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Old Boys-Marist Dan Law has been suspended from rugby for three playing days.

Sides flex their muscles

Te Kawau No 8 Taylor Lowe in their game against Old Boys-Marist.

Normal service has resumed, as the great divide from last season's club rugby reappeared.

Turbos pair get call-up for the Canes

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis of Manawatu is tackled by Josh Bekhuis and John Hardie of Southland during the 2014 ITM Cup Championship semi final match between Manawatu and Southland at FMG Stadium.

Good news for Manawatu Turbos rugby flankers Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Callum Gibbins.

Turbos half leaves town

It's time to bring back the reserve grade competition, writes Matt Geyer.

Manawatu Turbos halfback Papa Wharewera is now playing for the Rotoiti club in Rotorua.

Beware of the Blues

BIG JOB: Chris Boyd.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd knows as well as anyone the ups and downs of fronting a big city team.

Meeting Lomu a highlight

TWENTY YEARS ON: Dean Maxwell.

Dean Maxwell's Hurricanes tracksuit from 20 years ago may be a bit small now.

Gibbins makes way

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Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said it was a tough call to leave out Callum Gibbins for Friday's match.

Tall timber Parsons signed

UP TOP: Tom Parsons.

Manawatu have boosted their depleted locking stocks by signing Tom Parsons from Hawke's Bay.

Lock Michael FitzGerald lost to Manawatu Turbos

MOVING NORTH: Chiefs and Manawatu lock Michael Fitzgerald is heading to England following the Super Rugby season after inking a deal with a yet-to-be announced club.

Manawatu and Chiefs lock Michael FitzGerald has signed with a club in the United Kingdom.

Record profit, record low turnout

Nathan Tudreu with the ball during the home final for the Manawatu Turbos against Hawkes Bay Magpies.

When the Manawatu Rugby Union announced a record profit of $425,840 at its bizarre annual meeting last night, there were precious few attending to celebrate it.

Turbos scrape barrel for lock stocks

Keepa Mewett, with the ball, won't be back playing for the Turbos, and Fraser Stone, in headgear, is undecided.

The Turbos may be in a pickle when it comes to their lock stocks, with just one confirmed for the season.

Atkins joins Turbos

MARK ATKINS: The No 8 playing for the Magpies last year.

Manawatu might end up with a complete loose trio of Taranaki origins with the signing of Mark Atkins.

No regrets for Nick Crosswell

RISING STAR: Nick Crosswell at the Manawatu Turbos training before their final against Hawke's Bay.

Wales-bound Turbos rugby player Nick Crosswell has no regrets about sticking with Manawatu almost a decade ago.

Cama's injury keeps him sidelined

2015 will be a big year for Queensland's league teams.

Junior Tomasi Cama will not play for Manawatu in Mt Maunganui tomorrow.

Shannon volunteer's big night

Dean File (Horowhenua Kapiti) accepts the  Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year awards at the Steinlager Rugby Awards.

Dean File's acceptance speech at the New Zealand Rugby Awards was to an audience half as big as his home town of Shannon.

Taranaki wins Central Region title

A try in the first minute of extra time earned Taranaki the Central Region provincial rugby sevens title.

Manawatu welcome Winiata

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National chams Manawatu benefit from Selica Winiata being declared surplus to the NZ sevens team in Dubai.

Summer of sevens

ON THE GO: Brice Henderson sprints out of the gates while training with the Turbos.

A summer of sevens won't do loose forward Brice Henderson any harm as he chases a Manawatu Turbos spot.

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