Buller co-coach Craig Scanlon says his side is ready to upset Wanganui in the Meads Cup final.
A fractured hip has added to a frustrating finish to the rugby season for Heiden Bedwell-Curtis.
Recruiting top schoolboy players is becoming increasingly difficult for smaller provinces according to Manawatu Rugby Union chief executive John Knowles.
New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.
Anyone wondering why keeping Aaron Cruden in the country is important need look no further then the All Blacks' 37-10 win over the Wallabies on Saturday night.
In a week's time the Manawatu Turbos will host their 2016 end of season awards, so rugby writer Shaun Eade takes a look back on the campaign to decide who he thinks should walk away with the honours.
Defending champions Wanganui will take on the country's smallest union, Buller, in the final.
South Canterbury should sneak past Buller on Saturday to make the Meads Cup final.
Rugby writer Shaun Eade takes a look at six factors which saw the Manawatu Turbos' season come to a premature end.
Richie McCaw in a sexy blockbuster movie? We'd pay to watch that.
It is time to stop treating the national provincial championship like a second-rate competition.
Dig through the statistical leaders of the national provincial championship and there is a glaring lack of Manawatu players cracking the top 10.
The Highlanders have added a second Manawatu halfback to the roster for 2017 after signing Kayne Hammington.
It was not exactly a fairytale first season in charge for Manawatu Turbos coach Jeremy Cotter.
Manawatu's season has come to an end after a crushing final weekend of the national provincial championship.
The Manawatu Turbos had a top four spot sitting on a platter after knocking off Wellington with two matches remaining, they blew it.
Aaron Cruden's provincial coach says the All Blacks must keep the mercurial first-five for the next Rugby World Cup.
OPINION: A confident Aaron Cruden passed his first test for an All Blacks recall in Manawatu's loss to Otago.
Otago turned on a defensive masterclass in their 21-14 win over Manawatu in Palmerston North on Friday night.
He is one of the best players on a weekly basis for the Manawatu Turbos, but finding a path to Super Rugby continues to prove an uphill battle for Heiden Bedwell-Curtis.
The Manawau Samoans will play off for third place against the Horowhenua-Kapiti Samoans in the Central Samoan Rugby High Commissioners Cup at Bill Brown Park on Saturday.
Aaron Cruden is expected to play 30-40 minutes off the bench in Manawatu Turbos' final regular season match of the season against Otago in Palmerston North on Friday.
All Black first five-eighth set to wear green and white in return from groin injury.
Bay of Plenty translated their dominant set piece into a 38-33 win over Manawatu in Rotorua on Sunday to keep their semifinal hopes alive.
Anyone questioning why you can't compare different eras of rugby need to look no further than the All Blacks' 57-15 annihilation of the Springboks in Durban.
"I just want to go home," Aaron Smith says, landing in Dunedin after flying in from South Africa.
The Manawatu Turbos will head into their crunch match against Bay of Plenty in Rotorua on Sunday without courageous captain Callum Gibbins.
Manawatu Turbos flanker Antonio Kiri Kiri almost left the field early in his side's win over Wellington with sore stomach. He went on to score four tries.
Hats off to the Turbos, Wednesday night's performance was remarkable.
The Turbos' 50-28 win over Wellington in Palmerston North on Wednesday was not only a big match for their season, but a big match for the union's history.