Manawatu came out on top in most facets against Northland.
The Manawatu Development XV overcame a tough week for their first win of the season.
Brad Mooar's tenure as Southland Stags coach has started in impressive fashion.
Tighthead prop Ma'afu Fia trots out for his 50th game for the Manawatu Turbos tomorrow.
Turbos players like Hubert Buydens have been rewarded for giving their guts in two pre-season matches.
Turbos' only outside recruit beefs up tight five.
Former Black Ferns captain Farah Palmer wants changes after the NZ team's exit from the World Cup.
Vastly improved effort from Manawatu Development side still couldn't earn them a win.
When PNBHS 1st XV players began dropping balls in the warmups, it almost sent a signal to the coaches.
Manawatu's rugby union has been given a clean financial bill of health, but they're not celebrating yet.
It will be one Ferris brother in place of another.
If anyone deserves elevation to the Manawatu Development XV it's bearded College Old Boys lock Charles McDonald.
Another cracking try to wing Newton Tudreu had the three Manawatu fans at Trafalgar Park applauding on their feet.
Highlanders prop Ma'afu Fia was to play his first rugby in a month for Manawatu against Tasman at Nelson tonight.
Stephen Berg leafed through Rugby Museum's collection of World War I photos when he stumbled on a tattered gem.
Manawatu's Turbos had scrummaging practice against Tasman Makos as part of their three-day camp.
PNBHS' victorious 1st XV might have been watching too much boxing at the Commonwealth Games.
Manawatu's under-19 is not just any other age-grade representative side.
Feilding High School's narrow win over Wairarapa College midweek may have re-ignited their season.
Last year's Manawatu Turbos wing Willie Paia'aua will join the squad at their training camp at Nelson tomorrow.