Rugby Union

Hemopo signs with Turbos

Otago lock Jackson Hemopo has signed a one-year deal with the Turbos for 2016.

Lock Jackson Hemopo will return home to Manawatu next season.

Former Turbo joins Crusaders staff

Shaun Curry, pictured here playing for Old Boys Marist in Manawatu club rugby, played three games for the Turbos in 2012.

A former Manawatu Turbo has been added to the Crusaders' strength and conditioning team.

Freyberg confident of senior 1 future

New Freyberg coach Glen Christini and chairman Andrew Wood are confident the club will retain its place in the senior one division.

Freyberg are confident they have made the necessary adjustments to hang on to their place in the senior one division.

Laumape hopes to emulate Nonu

Former Warrior Ngani Laumape plans to bring a powerful presence to the Hurricanes' midfield next season.

Ngani Laumape hopes to bring a similar physical presence to the Hurricanes' midfield as Ma'a Nonu.

Calf issues see Cama take analysis role video

Tomasi Cama has hung up his boots, moving into an analysis role with the New Zealand Sevens team.

The sevens veteran will still be involved as New Zealand seeks Olympic gold.

Archibald ready for Manawatu return

Rhys Archibald will coach the Manawatu Turbos backs in 2016.

New Manawatu Turbos assistant coach Rhys Archibald is looking forward to concentrating on rugby fulltime.

Long road to recovery for Henderson

Manawatu Turbo Brice Henderson faces a long spell on the sideline with a knee injury.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 Brice Henderson could be out for up to nine months with a serious knee injury.

Thomas' sevens season likely over

Hamiora Thomas dislocated his shoulder in a sevens match over the weekend and was taken from the grounds in an ambulance.

A dislocated shoulder to Hamiora Thomas was the only dampener on Manawatu's sevens hit-out in Dannevirke.

Reilly dedicated to Feilding junior rugby

Andrew Reilly is nominated for the Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year award at the New Zealand Rugby Awards.

Andrew Reilly is still trying to comprehend that he has been named a finalist in the same awards as some of the country's greatest rugby personalities.

Cama taking big crew to Dannevirke

Tomasi Cama, soon to be an adviser-analyst with New Zealand sevens teams, in action with  Manawatu at the National Rugby Sevens.

Tomasi Cama taking two Manawatu sevens rugby teams to Dannevirke shakedown on Saturday.

Coaching is in the Williams veins

Manawatu's Lewis Williams outside the stadium of his Santbioana club where he coached in Spain for four years.

Lewis Williams is returning to club coaching in Manawatu, to take on his fourth club.

Four Manawatu finalists in rugby awards

Aaron Smith is a finalist in the Super Rugby player of the year and Maori rugby player of the year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards.

Manawatu's All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder and Aaron Smith have the chance to add more silverware to their cupboards at the New Zealand Rugby awards.

Foreman back training in the backblocks

Manawatu hooker Rob Foreman has already begun training in the rural hills of Makuri.

Blue sox for Milner-Skudder in UK

Nehe Milner-Skudder's Varsity blue socks he will wear playing for the Barbarians.

Manawatu's latest All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder flew off to England on Friday with the appropriate hosiery.

Mayor stands down from rugby board

Palmerston North  Mayor Grant Smith is finishing up as a Manawatu Rugby union director.

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is standing down from the Manawatu Rugby Union board.

Nehe a fast-tracked All Black

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder  with a young fan during the All Blacks welcome  in Auckland.

Departing Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran marvels at Nehe Milner-Skudder's rapid rise in world rugby.

Bunce, Curtis in Manawatu sevens side

Ambrose Curtis will bring plenty of sevens experience to the Manawatu side.

The announcement of the Manawatu sevens training squad has been highlighted by the inclusion of New Zealand Sevens representatives Jordan Bunce and Ambrose Curtis.

Ingram leaning towards rugby

Former New Zealand womens' under 17 representative Karin Ingram has yet decide if she will continue playing football.

Dual-code provincial representative Karin Ingram has yet to decide if she will continue playing football next year.

Relaxation time for Manawatu's ABs

Nehe Milner-Skudder won a merit award in the sportsman-of-the-year category at the Manawatu Sports Awards while Aaron Smith won the sportsman of the year and supreme sportsperson prizes.

Relaxing and catching up with their families were the top priorities for Manawatu All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder and Aaron Smith now they are back home.

Stags storm to Manawatu sevens win

Te Kawau's Liam Mitchell, left, holds up Feilding Old Boys-Oroua ball carrier Ollie Brosnahan during the Manawatu club rugby sevens tournament at Massey University.

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua win Manawatu club rugby sevens for first time in five years.

Cotter seeks effort on and off field

Manawatu Turbos coach Jeremy Cotter will be chasing a professional attitude from his 2016 Turbos.

After three wins and seven losses this season, new Manawatu head coach Jeremy Cotter is clear on what needs to improve.

December day looms for Freyberg

Freyberg's senior first rugby team, in yellow, must wait until December to hear its fate.

The fate of the Freyberg Rugby Club's senior first team is likely to be decided on or around December 7.

Pewhairangi in code switch to Ireland

Api Pewhairangi during the Warriors versus Newcastle Knights match.


Lalogafau hoping for Cyclones reappointment

Manawatu Cyclones coach Mike Lalogafau is still waiting to find out if he will get to coach the team again next year.

O'Halloran's fine comes back to Manawatu

Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran

There was a positive from Jason O'Halloran copping a whopping $4000 fine from the New Zealand Rugby Union.

Hurricanes game confirmed

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins might play for the Hurricanes when they return to Palmerston North on March 18.

Up to six Manawatu players could be on the field when the Hurricanes play the Western Force in Palmerston North on March 18.

O'Halloran, Va'a cop fines

Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran has been fined for his criticism of assistant referees and TMOs in the national provincial competition.

Two provincial rugby coaches have copped fines for criticising match officials during the last season.

World Rugby award for Milner-Skudder

Nehe Milner-Skudder scored the first try of the Rugby World Cup final against Australia.

No one is prouder of Nehe than his Varsity club coach Mike Lalogafau.

Fasten seatbelts - it's going to be tight

David Pocock of the Wallabies on attack against the All Blacks in Sydney in August.

Former Manawatu coach Graham Hamer is qualifying his prediction of an All Blacks World Cup final victory with caution.

Shield challenge for Turbos

The Manawatu Turbos will get a chance to down Damian McKenzie and Waikato in a potential Ranfurly Shield challenge next year.

The Manawatu Turbos have set themselves up for their first Ranfurly Shield challenge in four seasons.

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