Rugby Union

Shannon volunteer's big night

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

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

Summer of sevens

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

It must be Cruden over Barrett

OPINION: So now we know that Aaron Cruden must be the All Blacks' starting first five-eighth in World Cup year.

Another chance at the Shield

Horowhenua-Kapiti will get another crack at the prized Ranfurly Shield next year.

Rugby's winning season

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OPINION: It's been a surprisingly even season, though it looked like Canterbury were well out in front.

Super leg-up for Milner-Skudder

Nehe Milner-Skudder

The Hurricanes squad will be turbocharged this season with the addition of Manawatu fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder.

FitzGerald's leg injury mars victory

Michael FitzGerald's

Lock Michael FitzGerald's injury was the only blip in Manawatu's rousing 38-25 win over Otago.

Northcott a first pick

Hamish Northcott

A revelation for Manawatu this season, second five-eighth Hamish Northcott is on the up.

Forging his own path

jordan bunce

One of the burdens Jordan Bunce must carry is the family name, being the son of All Black Frank Bunce.

Cruden to play for Turbos

Aaron Cruden

First five left out of the All Blacks after a drinking episode due to turn out in a top-of-the-table NPC clash.

Wake-up call for Cyclones

Manawatu Cyclones

After just scraping past Hawke's Bay last week, the Cyclones have learnt their lesson.

Into the unknown

Manawatu under-19s

Manawatu's under-19s are going in blind against Northland in Taupo this weekend.

Cruden unlikely for Turbos

Aaron Cruden

All Blacks star may have been kicked off the Argentina trip, but he's unlikely to re-join the Turbos, coach says.

The one rugby stat that matters

Manawatu Turbos

Statistics buff will be scratching their heads, wondering how the Manawatu Turbos lost.

Coach downcast as Cyclones let victory slip

Manawatu Cyclones 15-15 draw with Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium was a hard watch.

Marshall shines for Development

Turbos back Lewis Marshall mesmerised Hawke's Bay Saracens with his trickery and daring attacking.

Black Ferns' failure hard to take

Selica Winiata

New Zealand's fifth-place finish at the women's World Cup in France felt like they let the country down.

Masirewa on loan

Semisi Masirewa

The Manawatu Turbos have signed wing Semisi Masirewa as a loan player from Waikato.

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