Rugby Union

Turbos pair get call-up for the Canes

Good news for Manawatu Turbos rugby flankers Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Callum Gibbins.

Turbos half leaves town

Manawatu Turbos halfback Papa Wharewera is now playing for the Rotoiti club in Rotorua.

Beware of the Blues

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd knows as well as anyone the ups and downs of fronting a big city team.

Meeting Lomu a highlight

Dean Maxwell's Hurricanes tracksuit from 20 years ago may be a bit small now.

Gibbins makes way

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said it was a tough call to leave out Callum Gibbins for Friday's match.

Tall timber Parsons signed

Manawatu have boosted their depleted locking stocks by signing Tom Parsons from Hawke's Bay.

Lock Michael FitzGerald lost to Manawatu Turbos

Manawatu and Chiefs lock Michael FitzGerald has signed with a club in the United Kingdom.

Record profit, record low turnout

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.

Turbos scrape barrel for lock stocks

The Turbos may be in a pickle when it comes to their lock stocks, with just one confirmed for the season.

Atkins joins Turbos

Manawatu might end up with a complete loose trio of Taranaki origins with the signing of Mark Atkins.

No regrets for Nick Crosswell

Wales-bound Turbos rugby player Nick Crosswell has no regrets about sticking with Manawatu almost a decade ago.

Cama's injury keeps him sidelined

Junior Tomasi Cama will not play for Manawatu in Mt Maunganui tomorrow.

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


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.

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