A double whammy for the Palmerston North Boys' High School 1st XV at Gisborne.
Even when Jason O'Halloran was playing rugby he enjoyed analysing the game.
It's not every day a player flies back from Perth to play for the Linton Army rugby team.
Two decades ago Feilding coach Sean Bristow was playing in the French club final in Paris.
For Manawatu Turbos coach Jason O'Halloran, signing with the Scottish Rugby Union was a great opportunity.
Manawatu rugby coach will be leaving to coach in Scotland at the end of the season.
No one can deny Bryan Matenga goes out and gets things done.
Every other team would love to have College Old Boys' predicament of chugging along atop the table but yet to hit their straps.
Manawatu sevens genius Junior Tomasi Cama is developing another string to his game.
With the first round of club rugby completed and College Old Boys having won the Jubilee Cup for the second season, we rate the teams' chances as they embark on the Hankins Shield race.
Nelson Bays' two leading club rugby teams are in Blenheim on Saturday with Wanderers' sights set on lowering unbeaten Central's colours for the first time this season.
All I can say about Reporoa after watching the rugby documentary, The Ground We Won, is that the hamlet on the volcanic plateau must exist in a 1960s time warp.
Anyone who hasn't seen Vilimoni Koroi erupting like Mt Ruapehu should waltz along to the Feilding High School first XV's next game.
Maybe it was the impending visit of Prince Harry to the soldiers' workplace, but Linton Army reserved their best of the season for Saturday.
Linton Army had their best win of the season, downing Feilding 23-11 in Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.
If there is a hunt on for Turbos players it is for tighthead props and first five-eighths.
Anyone wanting to see Varsity at full strength this season will have to wait until the second round.
There are so many secondary schools teams playing in Manawatu another staff member has been employed to cope.
Again, five teams into four don't go in Manawatu club rugby.
Winless Freyberg are in for the long haul in senior rugby
Old Boys-Marist proved on Saturday that College Old Boys can be rattled; well, once a year at least.
Manawatu rugby will get its first sight of new first five-eighth Liam Berry in the big game on Saturday.
Even without their top wings, PNBH looked sharp against Tua Toa on Saturday.
The Tudreus just keep on coming to the Kia Toa Rugby Club.
The Levin Wolves have pulled out of the Manawatu premier club competition after four weeks of the season.
Rob Foreman does not usually do injuries.
Turbos halfback Kayne Hammington has no regrets about his move north last year.
ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for Super Rugby match against Stormers.
Old Boys-Marist Dan Law has been suspended from rugby for three playing days.