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Manawatu ring the changes

Mark Atkins is one of just two surviving players from last weekend's Manawatu Evergreens starting side who will also ...

Manawatu make 13 changes ahead of preseason match against Hawke's Bay.

COB smoke Kia Toa

COB hooker Tim Cadwallader was in top form in his side's win over Kia Toa.

College Old Boys applied the blow torch to Kia Toa in the second half to run way with the game 38-17 in the latest round of Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Moala the future at centre?

George Moala was a constant threat for the All Blacks in their third test against Wales on Saturday night.

 OPINION: In 50 minutes George Moala changed the trajectory of his rugby career and thrust himself into the battle for a regular spot for the All Blacks at centre.

Feilding dispose of Lindisfarne

Josiah Maraku made a big impact when he came on at fullback for Feilding High School against Lindisfarne College.

An improved Feilding High School 1st XV performance helped them get their CNI campaign back on track with a 29-10 over Lindisfarne College in Feilding on Saturday.

Tuifua stars in Evergreens win

Kepu Tuifua made his presence felt with some big hits for the Manawatu Evergreens on Wednesday night.

The Manawatu Evergreens comfortably dealt to Wanganui 34-15 in their first preseason match of the year at CET Arena on Wednesday night.

Tussle for top spots continue

College Old Boys captain Karl Bryson has been in strong form at halfback this year.

With the top four all but finalised, College Old Boys have the chance to lock away the Centennial Shield this Saturday with two games remaining.

Tupai makes big impact at Freyberg

Isaac Tupai has made a big impact in his first season with Freyberg.

Isaac Tupai did not want to see a Manawatu senior one club disappear, so he did something about it.

Young Evergreens team named

Linton Army halfback TeeJay Oliver will get a chance to prove he is up to playing at the next level with the Manawatu ...

Just two contracted Manawatu Turbos named in Evergreens team to take on Wanganui on Wednesday.

Oliver opts for retirement

James Oliver played the last of his 43 games for Manawatu against Taranaki in 2015.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 James Oliver retires from rugby at 31 after losing the enjoyment factor.

All Blacks a step above

Beauden Barrett's line-break between Welsh midfielders Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies was what sparked an All Blacks ...

OPINION: We have yet to see a perfect All Blacks performance this year, but they are still a class above the rest of the world.

Feilding fall to St Paul's

Feilding High School 1st XV coach Mark McAlley believes there are plenty of positives to take from his side's loss to St ...

St. Paul's Collegiate were made work hard for their 19-8 win over Feilding High School in Feilding on Saturday.

Te Kawau upset Varsity

Freyberg second five-eighth Mapa Tuipulotu made a couple of strong carries, but it was not enough for his side to get ...

Te Kawau upset Varsity 20-10 to keep a mathematical, but highly unlikely, chance of a top four spot alive.

Sevens leaves Kiri Kiri fitter, faster

Antonio Kiri Kiri looks for space while playing for New Zealand at the Singapore Sevens.

 Antonio Kiri Kiri believes he is in the shape of his life after spending six months under the umbrella of the New Zealand sevens team.

Last chance for Te Kawau, Feilding

Both Varsity and Kia Toa can lock in top four spots with wins this weekend.

The top four of Manawatu club rugby could be decided by the end of the weekend.

Physicality key for Selby-Rickit

College Old Boys' Manaaki Selby-Rickit hopes to add 5kgs to his frame by the end of the season

Having a more physical presence on the field is the main goal for Manaaki Selby-Rickit.

Injury rules out Buydens

A knee injury has put an end to hopes of Canadian Hubert Buydens playing for the Turbos in 2016.

A knee injury has ruled out any chance of Canadian prop Hubert Buydens returning to Manawatu for the 2016 season.

Boys' High hammered by Hastings

Palmerston North Boys' High School wing James Stratton was in strong form in his side's loss to Hastings.

Hasting Boys' High School gave Palmerston North Boys' High School a lesson in why many consider them to be the best 1st XV in the country in the form of a 40-7 hiding.

COB's unbeaten streak over

Jason Temara scored two key tries in OBM's 29-8 win over COB.

Old Boys-Marist delivered College Old Boys a reality check with a 29-8 win on Saturday.

Emery reflects on price of red card

Highlanders centre Jason Emery says he is trying to worry less and focus on enjoying his rugby this year.

Jason Emery says the real cost of his suspension was his chance to secure a starting spot with the Highlanders in 2016.

COB's streak on the line

College Old Boys are unbeaten through 11 games this year.

College Old Boys' unbeaten record is set to undergo an intense examination over the next four weeks.

Oliver marching ahead for Linton

Linton Army halfback TeeJay Oliver has been dangerous when given space around the sides of the ruck.

In a disappointing year for Linton Army, halfback TeeJay Oliver has at least given them a little reason for positivity.

Brewer gives Wales no hope

Former All Blacks loose forward Mike Brewer is confident players like Sam Cane will step up in the absence of Richie McCaw.

Mike Brewer gives his thoughts on the All Blacks' first opponents for the year.

Freyberg break 11-year drought

Old Boys-Marist lock Chris Long takes on the Linton defence in their game at the Arena on Saturday.

Freyberg caused one of the upsets of the season.

Reunion to spur on FOB-Oroua

The 1996 Oroua team won the Hankins Shield by beating Marist 21-18 in the final.

If there was ever a week for Feilding Old Boys-Oroua to repay their fans loyalty, this would be the one.

ABs' Irish son playing in Manawatu

Harrison Brewer, pictured here playing for Ireland at the Junior World Championship in New Zealand in 2014, is playing ...

Former Ireland under 20s player Harrison Brewer, son of All Black Mike Brewer, pops up in Manawatu club rugby.

Club appeals suspension for ref abuse

Nelson second five-eighth Chris Kerslake, centre, allegedly pushed a referee to the ground during a Tasman Trophy match ...

Nelson Rugby Club is appealing Chris Kerslake's 14-week suspension for allegedly attacking a referee.

Squire named in All Blacks

Loose forward Liam Squire has just become the Tasman Rugby Union's first home-grown All Black.

Makos No. 8 Liam Squire becomes Tasman union's first homegrown All Black.

OBM beat Te Kawau in tight match

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis was once again a standout for Feilding in their win over Freyberg.

Old Boys-Marist took a big step towards claiming a spot in the top four with an 18-11 win over Te Kawau.

Gisborne beat Boys' High

Palmerston North Boys' High School prop Wesley Veikoso charges through Gisborne's defence.

A late comeback was not enough for Palmerston North Boys' High School to get the win over Gisborne Boys' High School in their first Super 8 match of the season on Saturday.

Tufuga quartet at Varsity

Tufuga brothers Max, Sam, Ueta and Kirk have been regulars in Varsity side this year.

Sam Tufuga, one of four Tufuga brothers atr Varsity, is still buzzing from his time away with the Samoan under 20s earlier this year.

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