Rugby Union

Statistics only part of Turbos' analysis


Manawatu came out on top in most facets against Northland.

Hat-trick gets Development XV home

The Manawatu Development XV overcame a tough week for their first win of the season.

Stags win over Bay

Brad Mooar's tenure as Southland Stags coach has started in impressive fashion.

Veteran wary of Northland

Ma'afu Fia

Tighthead prop Ma'afu Fia trots out for his 50th game for the Manawatu Turbos tomorrow.

Hard work rewarded

Callum Gibbins

Turbos players like Hubert Buydens have been rewarded for giving their guts in two pre-season matches.

Mewett locks into Manawatu culture


Turbos' only outside recruit beefs up tight five.

Game's state vexes Palmer

Black Ferns v England

Former Black Ferns captain Farah Palmer wants changes after the NZ team's exit from the World Cup.

Manawatu win just out of reach

Vastly improved effort from Manawatu Development side still couldn't earn them a win.

Jittery PNBHS come up short in final

When PNBHS 1st XV players began dropping balls in the warmups, it almost sent a signal to the coaches.

Budget stays tight

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Manawatu's rugby union has been given a clean financial bill of health, but they're not celebrating yet.

Young Ferris takes brother's role

It will be one Ferris brother in place of another.

Consistent lock muscles way into development side

If anyone deserves elevation to the Manawatu Development XV it's bearded College Old Boys lock Charles McDonald.

Newton's gas startles Makos

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Another cracking try to wing Newton Tudreu had the three Manawatu fans at Trafalgar Park applauding on their feet.

Fia gets front row seat for Makos match

Ma'afu Fia

Highlanders prop Ma'afu Fia was to play his first rugby in a month for Manawatu against Tasman at Nelson tonight.

Boots and bullets - fallen All Blacks

Stephen Berg leafed through Rugby Museum's collection of World War I photos when he stumbled on a tattered gem.

Turbos muscle up against Makos


Manawatu's Turbos had scrummaging practice against Tasman Makos as part of their three-day camp.

Boys' High survive - just

PNBHS' victorious 1st XV might have been watching too much boxing at the Commonwealth Games.

Chance for young stars to graduate

Manawatu's under-19 is not just any other age-grade representative side.

Feilding High 1st XV back on track

Feilding High School's narrow win over Wairarapa College midweek may have re-ignited their season.

Paia'aua answers the call

Last year's Manawatu Turbos wing Willie Paia'aua will join the squad at their training camp at Nelson tomorrow.

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