Manawatu's Turbos were always going to have a rugged first half of the NPC season.
Fijian wing Semisi Masirewa hot on attack despite Turbos battling to win their first match.
A group of Turbos squad members drop down to the Manawatu Development XV on Saturday.
Manawatu sank to their third loss in three outings in 41-21 loss to Tasman in NPC rugby clash at Blenheim.
The Tasman Makos used an 11 minute second half scoring spurt to bank another five NPC points.
No 8 James Oliver makes a long-awaited return to the Manawatu Turbos on Thursday night.
OPINION: Palmerston North can be proud that the World War I rugby field-battlefield exhibition evolved in the city.
Regan Cording has had a first and second in two order-of-merit golf events.
The Manawatu Turbos need to be psyched up in a positive way this season.
Feilding High School's first XV are again through to the Hurricanes co-ed rugby final.
The Turbos must get away from forging a strange new reputation as storm chasers.
Four-year-old Lexi is heading to Wembley for the All Blacks' opening match.
Thomas loving being back in the Manawatu Turbos after missing a season through injury.
NZ sevens player called into Manawatu Turbos rugby squad.
Army officer Hakarangi Tichborne to face his Defence Force comrades
Descendants of 16 World War I soldiers will be at the Balls, Bullets and Boots exhibition.
Caption: 629969342 Newton Tudreu, here playing against Waikato at Hamilton last year, won't be fit to face them on Saturday. Photo: FAIRFAX NZ
Manawatu's rugby referees have resolved not to take any more abuse.
The Manawatu Development XV had too much scoring prowess for neighbouring Heartland side.
Feilding High School's first XV gave their nemesis, St Paul's Collegiate School, way too much of a head start.
The Manawatu Turbos took 70 minutes to get going against Counties Manukau.
Counties Manukau prevail in NPC rugby but didn't see Manawatu resurgence coming.
OPINION: Manawatu's Milner-Skudder did enough with little ball to earn his World Cup ticket.
The acid will come on the Manawatu forwards in their clash with Counties-Manukau at Pukekohe.
Manawatu Development XV has third hit-out, against Horowhenua-Kapiti at Foxton.
Manawatu rugby captain Callum Gibbins brings up his half century of games on Sunday.
Professional Johnny Leota was among many stars to sprout from his touch team.
Former Super Rugby halfback Toby Morland is drafted into the Turbos