Vilimoni Koroi is considering playing in the midfield.
The Manawatu Rugby Union has effectively shuffled the deck chairs by switching the roles of two of its representative coaches.
Maintaining the All Blacks' front row depth is key for assistant coach Mike Cron.
OPINION: Old-school opinions about rugby from yesteryear still ring true today.
Mike Lalogafau has been re-signed to lead a four-headed coaching beast in charge of the Cyclones for the Women's NPC.
More penalties and more yellow cards could be the result of six-point tries.Blac
Former New Zealand sevens maestro Junior Tomasi Cama believes the team will return to its winning ways in Wellington next weekend.
OPINION: You can never tire of watching Selica Winiata turning on her calypso skills.
The final Manawatu senior A side has settled on its coach after Varsity announced they have given the job to former Fijian international Koli Sewabu.
Michael Alaalatoa aims for regular Crusaders front row berth.
Manawatu shed the bridesmaids' tag by beating Wellington 26-19 in the final of the National Sevens in Rotorua on Sunday.
Ambrose Curtis is hoping his move to Manawatu will be the catalyst for him to be recalled to the New Zealand sevens team.
Lauren Balsillie has yet to celebrate her 18th birthday, but she has already become a fixture in Manawatu women's rugby teams.
Trusting in their structures and having the right attitudes are the keys for Manawatu at the National Sevens in Rotorua this weekend, according to coach Junior Tomasi Cama.
The expected return from injury of Janna Vaughan has given the Manawatu women's sevens team a reason for positivity despite Sarah Goss being made unavailable.
The Manawatu women's sevens team has solidified its spot as favourites for the National Sevens by winning the Provincial Sevens in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
Brice Henderson has made a surprising return to the Manawatu sevens team following a rapid recovery from what was expected to be a season-ending knee injury.
Injuries have wreaked havoc on the Manawatu women's sevens team ahead of the Mount Maunagnui Provincial Sevens on Saturday.
Hurricanes prop Chris Eves has fully recovered from a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined since the Super Rugby final.
Jamie Booth has traded his Kiwi summer for an English winter after signing a three-month contract with Newcastle.
Hamish Northcott is keeping himself fit in the hope that a Super Rugby team will come calling.
Andrew Garvey had barely been back in the country when he was scooped up by the Manawatu sevens side.
Liam Giltrap has gained national selection as a loose forward, but now he is facing the prospect of having to shift to the front row to progress his career.
Manawatu will run a downsized academy next year.
TamaToa Ropati believes training in the army has been the perfect preparation to the gruelling Manawatu sevens training session.
While most players try and trim down for sevens season, Jordan Bunce plans to do the exact opposite.
A hat-trick from Janna Vaughan against Wellington helped Manawatu go back-to-back at the Central Region Sevens.
Manawatu were left to rue their early errors as they settled for second at the Central Region Sevens in Levin on Saturday.
Crystal Mayes will lead Manawatu in their defence of their Central Region Sevens title in Levin on Saturday.
Manawatu sevens coach Junior Tomasi Cama is confident he has a side capable of winning the Central Region Sevens.