Rugby Union

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Feilding derby heats up

FOB-Oroua fullback Jamie Perigo came into his own in the second half of his side's win last weekend.

The impressive week one showings of Feilding and Feilding Old Boys-Oroua has added a bit of spice to derby week in Manawatu club rugby.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

FOB-O upset Varsity

Nathan Tudreu scored a hat-trick in Kia Toa's win over College Old Boys.

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua stunned defending champions Varsity 13-12 in the first round of Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Pinfold called to Under 20s

Manawatu Turbos trainer Scott Pinfold is now also working with the New Zealand Under 20s team.

Regardless of who makes the cut for the New Zealand Under 20s this year, Manawatu will have a representative in the form of trainer Scott Pinfold.

All go for senior rugby

Kia Toa and College Old Boys turned on some entertaining matches in 2016. It should be no different this season.

A early grudge match should set the tone for an exciting first week of senior A club rugby.

Global calendar's provincial benefits

The global rugby calender opens the door for an improved provincial rugby structure.

Manawatu rugby boss details how the new global rugby calendar could benefit New Zealand provincial rugby.

Turnover high in club rugby

Varsity won the senior A title in 2016 after beating Kia Toa 18-17 in the final.

With the Manawatu club rugby senior A season set to kickoff this weekend, rugby writer Shaun Eade takes a look at how each club is team is shaping up this year.

Referees in danger of burn-out

Manawatu need more referees to handle the load through the peak rugby season.

Manawatu's top referees are in in danger of burning out due to a lack of numbers according to Manawatu Rugby Union chief executive John Knowles.

Feaunati gets Cyclones gig

Fusi Feaunati is now the head coach of the Manawatu Cyclones.

Fusi Feaunati is set to take on his third representative coaching role in as many years.

Injuries force Boyd's hand

Jordie Barrett will replace injured fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder this weekend.

The Hurricanes have made three changes in their 17 ahead of their clash with the Highlanders.

Green light for Linton Army

Angus White is one of the few players returning to the Linton Army rugby team who played for the side last year.

Linton Army have given the green light for its team to play a full role in the Manawatu club rugby senior A season.

Napier claim Spillane Cup

Palmerston North Old Boys Marist's Luther Hirini finds a gap in his side's day one loss to eventual winners Napier OId ...

Napier's Old Boys Marist claimed the Spillane Cup title for the first time since 2007 after beating Wellington's Marist St Pat's 22-3 in the final in Palmerston North on Sunday.

Under 20s focus on scrums

Auckland's Cameron Suafoa and Counties Manukau's Stone Tuipulotu compete for the ball at a lineout at the New Zealand ...

New Zealand's brightest rugby talents gather for second under 20s training camp with a focus on set piece.

Linton in doubt

Leni Tonga is one of just seven Linton Army players returning from last year.

Linton Army's senior A club season is in doubt due to a lack of props.

OBM ready for Spillane Cup

Osea Rokubu is battling for a spot in the Old Boys-Marist midfield at the Spillane Cup this weekend.

Winning the Spillane Cup would be a bonus rather than the focus of hosts Old Boys-Marist this weekend.

The Minivan finding his feet

Ngani Laumape has scored three tries in the first two games for the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes midfielder Ngani Laumape hopes to lock down the No 12 jersey for the season.

Emery's likely out for Turbos

Jason Emery, pictured here during a preseason match for the Highlanders against the Crusaders earlier this year, is ...

Jason Emery's achilles injury likely to spell the end of his provincial season as well as his Super Rugby campaign.

St Paul's grabs sevens title

Tauranga's Flynn Kelly gets the ball off against St Paul's in the final of the Sir Gordon Tietjens Sevens Invitational.

Feilding High School retained their spot as Manawatu's top schools sevens side, but it was St Paul's Collegiate who won the Sir Gordon Tietjens Sevens at the Sport and Rugby Institute on Saturday.

MRU in the black

There was plenty of confidence in the direction the Turbos are heading at the Manawatu Rugby Union annual meeting, ...

The Manawatu Rugby Union has announced another surplus.

Dan and Ali getting off lightly

Dan Carter was allegedly drink-driving and speeding, but the reaction in New Zealand has been muted.

OPINION: Aaron Smith must be wondering about the silence regarding Carter, writes Peter Lampp.

Manawatu not expecting Gibbins in 2017

Callum Gibbins played 66 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Curtis returns for NZ sevens

Ambrose Curtis played for the New Zealand Maori last year.

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Gibbins targeted by Glasgow

Callum Gibbins has played 25 games for the Hurricanes since his debut against the Lions in 2015.

Scottish club linked with Hurricanes and Manawatu flanker Callum Gibbins.

Tough ride for Linton at sevens

Josh Devine was one of Linton's best at the National Club Sevens in Hamilton.

Linton Army could not repeat their Manawatu Club Sevens feats as they were left well off the pace at the National Club Sevens in Hamilton on the weekend.

Linton muster troops for sevens

TeJay Oliver will be one of the key attacking weapons for Linton Army at the national club sevens this weekend.

Linton Army are down some key players for the national club sevens in Hamilton this weekend.

Balsillie, Tufuga in sevens training camp

Lauren Balsillie is in her first full year out of Feilding High School.

Two Manawatu women have been included in the New Zealand Women's Sevens Development Training Camp next week.

'Would you like your salary reported?'

Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden was in a prickly mood when discussing his French move.

Prickly Aaron Cruden fires back at media for reporting of his $3.6m French deal.

Koroi, another one who got away

Vilimoni Koroi was one of the best on display for New Zealand at the Wellington Sevens over the weekend.

 OPINION: It was a bittersweet moment for Manawatu fans as Vilimoni Koroi carved up the Wellington Sevens on the weekend.

Manawatu eye Nehe extension

Nehe Milner-Skudder trained with the Turbos in 2016, but did not get clearance to play.

The Manawatu Rugby Union are confident they will have a contract to match Nehe Milner-Skudder's extensions with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby in the coming weeks.

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