If there is a hunt on for Turbos players it is for tighthead props and first five-eighths.
Again, five teams into four don't go in Manawatu club rugby.
Winless Freyberg are in for the long haul in senior rugby
Old Boys-Marist proved on Saturday that College Old Boys can be rattled; well, once a year at least.
Manawatu rugby will get its first sight of new first five-eighth Liam Berry in the big game on Saturday.
Even without their top wings, PNBH looked sharp against Tua Toa on Saturday.
The Tudreus just keep on coming to the Kia Toa Rugby Club.
The Levin Wolves have pulled out of the Manawatu premier club competition after four weeks of the season.
Rob Foreman does not usually do injuries.
Turbos halfback Kayne Hammington has no regrets about his move north last year.
ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for Super Rugby match against Stormers.
Old Boys-Marist Dan Law has been suspended from rugby for three playing days.
Normal service has resumed, as the great divide from last season's club rugby reappeared.
Good news for Manawatu Turbos rugby flankers Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Callum Gibbins.
Manawatu Turbos halfback Papa Wharewera is now playing for the Rotoiti club in Rotorua.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd knows as well as anyone the ups and downs of fronting a big city team.
Dean Maxwell's Hurricanes tracksuit from 20 years ago may be a bit small now.
Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said it was a tough call to leave out Callum Gibbins for Friday's match.
Manawatu have boosted their depleted locking stocks by signing Tom Parsons from Hawke's Bay.
Manawatu and Chiefs lock Michael FitzGerald has signed with a club in the United Kingdom.
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.
The Turbos may be in a pickle when it comes to their lock stocks, with just one confirmed for the season.
Manawatu might end up with a complete loose trio of Taranaki origins with the signing of Mark Atkins.
Wales-bound Turbos rugby player Nick Crosswell has no regrets about sticking with Manawatu almost a decade ago.
Junior Tomasi Cama will not play for Manawatu in Mt Maunganui tomorrow.
Dean File's acceptance speech at the New Zealand Rugby Awards was to an audience half as big as his home town of Shannon.
A try in the first minute of extra time earned Taranaki the Central Region provincial rugby sevens title.
National chams Manawatu benefit from Selica Winiata being declared surplus to the NZ sevens team in Dubai.
A summer of sevens won't do loose forward Brice Henderson any harm as he chases a Manawatu Turbos spot.