Manawatu signed off from preniership rugby in style by beating Wellington 39-33.
After Saturday at Wellington, only four players will have appeared in more Manawatu games than hooker Rob Foreman.
If the sums add up, the Hurricanes will play a Super Rugby match in Palmerston North next year.
It was the same old story for the Manawatu coaches after drubbing from Taranaki.
Manawatu's thumping by Taranaki exposed too many of the Turbos' deficiencies, again.
Taranaki post five tries to one to hammer Manawatu 44-10 in one-sided NPC clash.
Manawatu's Otere Black plays his blazer game against Taranaki on Saturday.
Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran guides his team for the last time at home.
The Manawatu Cyclones will be playing for pride when they take on Canterbury in Christchurch on Saturday.
Dave Currie, 65, plans to continue his 60-year rugby career - as long as his knees hold up.
Life doesn't get an easier for the Junior Turbos at the Jock Hobbs Memorial national rugby tournament at Taupo.
After six seasons with Manawatu and four with the Highlanders, Manawatu prop Ma'afu Fia is off to Wales.
Manawatu Turbos keep their season alive with bonus-point win in Palmerston North.
Giant Waikato under-19 rugby side too devastating for Manawatu at the national tournament at Taupo.
The Manawatu Development XV scrapped to an uninspiring 29-22 win over the Wellington Samoans in Palmerston North on Saturday.
Manawatu Turbos fire up and sent North Harbour packing at Palmerston North
Manawatu Turbos coaches attribute their team's heartening win to a change in attitude.
Eight under-19 rugby players are back in the Manawatu team to play at the national tournament.
Manawatu face their must-win rugby encounter against North Harbour on Saturday
The Manawatu Cyclones' match against Hawke's Bay will have special significance for captain Nicole Dickins.
World Rugby snubs famous whistle from 1905 All Blacks match, traditionally used to open each World Cup.
NZ Barbarians schools prop Sione Asi is a big Manawatu Turbos prospect
The Manawatu Turbos are coming up short in defence and at the breakdown.
The Manawatu Turbos capsize meekly again, this time to Southland Stags
Manawatu under-19 and Development XVs also had to fight a biting southerly at Porirua.
Southland rack up six tries in 49-14 thrashing of Manawatu in Invercargill NPC clash.
NZ Schools narrowly win their first rugby clash with the NZ Barbarians Schools team in Palmerston North.
Slow the ruck ball, defend the counter attack, dominate territory - beat the All Blacks.
The Manawatu Development XV have put on a dominating display to beat Hawke's Bay Saracens 37-15 in Palmerston North on Saturday.
The Manawatu Under 19s have overcome a slow start to run away with a 34-3 win over the Hurricanes Barbarians in Palmerston North on Saturday.