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Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

COB steal last-minute win

College Old Boys flanker Zane Rangi takes the ball into contact during his side's narrow 17-15 win over Varsity.

COB win thriller against Varsity, OBM halt losing streak in high scoring affair, FOB-Oroua break their 2016 duck and Te Kawau enter top four after round eight of Manawatu Club Rugby.

Morris elected to New Zealand Rugby board

Manawatu Rugby chairman Steve Morris will serve on the New Zealand Rugby Union board for the next three years.

A year after missing the cut, Manawatu Rugby chairman Steve Morris has been elected to the New Zealand Rugby Board on a three-year term.

Losing streak pain for OBM

Rhys Pedersen's leadership will be tested as he attempts to halt OBM's three-match losing streak against Kia Toa.

With two rounds remaining in round one of Manawatu club rugby, Old Boys-Marist face the the real prospect of their season crumbling on the foundation beneath them.

Coach Mulder loving new role

Bertus Mulder is enjoying his transition to coaching the team he once captained, Kia Toa.

Bertus Mulder has taken to coaching like a duck to water.

Stone's focus on his job

The Turbos' messy lineout in 2015 was one of the reasons Fraser Stone has yet to secure a deal for the coming season.

Fraser Stone is not losing any sleep from not having a Turbos contract.

COB back to top

College Old Boys wing Cyrus Baker tries to hold off Kia Toa's Neal Tudreu.

College Old Boys have moved to top of the Manawatu club rugby ladder after handing Kia Toa their first loss of the season 21-12.

Boys' High fall in tight match

Feilding High School first XV captain Jack Kinder takes the ball into contact during their 74-0 win over Tawa College.

A much improved performance from Palmerston North Boys' High School was not enough to lift them over Auckland Grammar on Saturday.

Highlanders on notice v Sharks

Flanker Elliot Dixon returns from a head injury to enable the Highlanders to field their first choice loose forward trio ...

Jamie Joseph demands improvements after loss in Brisbane leaves Super Rugby champions red-faced.

Season of change for Albert

Te Atuarere Albert is looking comfortable in his switch to the midfield for Te Kawau.

Te Atuarere Albert is embracing the value of change in his first season with Te Kawau.

Kia Toa, COB set to battle

Newton Tudreu is battling a knee injury and could miss Kia Toa's match against College Old Boys this weekend.

Kia Toa and College Old Boys will both be keeping a close eye on their injury wards ahead of their top of the table clash at Bill Brown Park on Saturday.

Split loyalties for Alaalatoa parents

Michael Alaalatoa has seen plenty of action from the Crusaders' bench this year.

Michael Alaalatoa plays for the Crusaders, Allan Alaalatoa plays for the Brumbies. So who do their parents support?

Cotter setting Turbos' standards high

Nick Grogan has racked up 24 games since he debuted at hooker in 2013, but like fellow imcumbent Rob Foreman, is still ...

Being the best in a position in Manawatu club rugby might not be enough to sway Manawatu Turbos coach Jeremy Cotter to offer a player a contract.

Booth back from Newcastle

Turbos halfback Jamie Booth could be playing club rugby as early as this weekend after returning from the Newcastle Falcons.

Jamie Booth is ready to hit the ground running in Manawatu club rugby after returning from a short-term deal with the Newcastle Falcons in England.

Curtis' Manawatu club debut imminent

Manawatu-contracted player Ambrose Curtis has been playing club rugby for Wellington's Oriental-Rongotai this year.

Ambrose Curtis will make his Manawatu club rugby debut when round two of the club season kicks off on May 14.

Naholo's slower recovery video

Waisake Naholo's most recent run in Super Rugby, the All Blacks wing fractured a leg during this movement against the ...

Highlanders wing behind schedule in recovery from leg injury, but Ben Smith could be back to face Sharks.

Boys' High, Feilding 1st XVs start build-up

Brayden Iose is the captain for the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV.

Loose forward Brayden Iose has a chance to build on his already impressive rugby resume as captain of the Palmerston North Boys' High School 1st XV this year.

Dark days ahead for Sunwolves video

Mark Hammett has his work cut out to rise to the challenge of coaching the Sunwolves after their 92-17 obliteration in ...

Expansion teams struggle as Sunwolves, Kings and Jaguares endure tough initiation

Thomas hoping surgeon's news positive

Hamiora Thomas played six games for the Turbos last year before breaking his cheek bone.

Hamiora Thomas will find out the fate of his rugby season when he visits a surgeon to look at his shoulder on Tuesday.

Freyberg break two-year win drought

Varsity prop Max Tufuga charges forward with the ball during his side's win over Te Kawau on Saturday.

Freyberg, College Old Boys, Varsity and Kia Toa pick up wins in Manawatu club rugby.

FOB-O desperate for first win

Alofa Mapuilesua and Feilding Old Boys-Oroua have a chance to lift themselves from the bottom of the table against ...

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua did not expect to be propping up the bottom of the table heading into round six of Manawatu Club Rugby.

Hallam-Eames' return Turbos inspired

Liam Hallam-Eames has been strong for Old Boys-Marist this season.

The lure of a potential provincial rugby contract was enough to encourage Liam Hallam-Eames to return to Palmerston North.

Utility value key for Tagavaitau

Jaxon Tagavaitau hopes to impress Manawatu coach Jeremy Cotter enough in club rugby to retain his place in the Turbos.

Jaxon Tagavaitau hopes to retain his place in the congested Turbos midfield.

Kia Toa's defence overcomes Te Kawau

Toby Morland was outstanding for Te Kawau against Kia Toa, but knocked on what would have been the match-winning try.

Some brave goal line defending has lifted Kia Toa to a 31-27 win against Te Kawau in a match that they had looked like they had lost within the first 20 minutes on Saturday.

Table-toppers OBM and COB collide

Shadyn Osgood will be a key attacking weapon for Old Boys-Marist against College Old Boys.

Two of Manawatu club rugby's Hankins Shield favourites will come head-to-head when Old Boys-Marist and College Old Boys clash on Saturday.

Coach James aims for culture shift

Ben James hopes to one day coach the New Zealand Defence Blacks.

Ben James was not happy with the atmosphere at Linton Army, so he decided to do something about.

Manawatu pair miss NZ Under 20s

Promising Manawatu lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit missed out on the first New Zealand Under 20s squad.

Manawatu's Manaaki Selby-Rickit and Nathan Tweedy missed the cut for the first New Zealand Under 20s squad.

Super Chiefs set benchmark video

Damian McKenzie celebrates after scoring the Chiefs sixth and final try during their 48-23 rout of the Brumbies in Canberra.

Chiefs send ominous warning to Super Rugby rivals by blitzing Brumbies

Emotionally-charged Linton upset OBM

Linton Army No 8 Leni Tonga is tackled by Old Boy Marist lock Dan Law during Linton's 43-36 upset win on Saturday.

Linton upset Old Boys-Marist 43-36 in the latest round of Manawatu club rugby.

Sewabu dreams of international coaching

Koli Sewabu takes off on a run while playing for Gloucester in England in 2001.

After taking a short break from coaching, Koli Sewabu has returned to the role with Varsity this season and resurrected his dream of coaching internationally.

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