Dean File's acceptance speech at the New Zealand Rugby Awards was to an audience half as big as his home town of Shannon.
A try in the first minute of extra time earned Taranaki the Central Region provincial rugby sevens title.
National chams Manawatu benefit from Selica Winiata being declared surplus to the NZ sevens team in Dubai.
A summer of sevens won't do loose forward Brice Henderson any harm as he chases a Manawatu Turbos spot.
OPINION: So now we know that Aaron Cruden must be the All Blacks' starting first five-eighth in World Cup year.
Horowhenua-Kapiti will get another crack at the prized Ranfurly Shield next year.
OPINION: It's been a surprisingly even season, though it looked like Canterbury were well out in front.
The Hurricanes squad will be turbocharged this season with the addition of Manawatu fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Lock Michael FitzGerald's injury was the only blip in Manawatu's rousing 38-25 win over Otago.
A revelation for Manawatu this season, second five-eighth Hamish Northcott is on the up.
One of the burdens Jordan Bunce must carry is the family name, being the son of All Black Frank Bunce.
First five left out of the All Blacks after a drinking episode due to turn out in a top-of-the-table NPC clash.
After just scraping past Hawke's Bay last week, the Cyclones have learnt their lesson.
Manawatu's under-19s are going in blind against Northland in Taupo this weekend.
All Blacks star may have been kicked off the Argentina trip, but he's unlikely to re-join the Turbos, coach says.
Statistics buff will be scratching their heads, wondering how the Manawatu Turbos lost.
Manawatu Cyclones 15-15 draw with Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium was a hard watch.
Turbos back Lewis Marshall mesmerised Hawke's Bay Saracens with his trickery and daring attacking.
New Zealand's fifth-place finish at the women's World Cup in France felt like they let the country down.
The Manawatu Turbos have signed wing Semisi Masirewa as a loan player from Waikato.
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