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Manawatu Turbos

Statistics buff will be scratching their heads, wondering how the Manawatu Turbos lost.

Coach downcast as Cyclones let victory slip

Manawatu Cyclones 15-15 draw with Counties Manukau at FMG Stadium was a hard watch.

Marshall shines for Development

Turbos back Lewis Marshall mesmerised Hawke's Bay Saracens with his trickery and daring attacking.

Black Ferns' failure hard to take

Selica Winiata

New Zealand's fifth-place finish at the women's World Cup in France felt like they let the country down.

Masirewa on loan

Semisi Masirewa

The Manawatu Turbos have signed wing Semisi Masirewa as a loan player from Waikato.

McKay's last act

Ruth McKay

Black Ferns and Manawatu prop Ruth McKay has retired from all forms of rugby after 15 years.

Brothers relish Kiwi experience

Tudreu brothers

The Tudreu brothers came to Manawatu from Fiji not for rugby, but for their education.

Turbo charged

Manawatu need a juicy home semi

Turbos Jaxon Tagavaitau

The rampant Turbos must not only be thinking semifinals now - but a juicy home championship semifinal.

Time to tempt Taylor to stay

Manawatu U19

Nuggety Australian schoolboys' halfback Gus Taylor caught the eye playing for the Manawatu under-19 team.

Depleted Cyclones exposed

Manawatu Cyclones

The Manawatu Cyclones' lack of depth was exposed in their Women's Provincial Championship loss to Canterbury.

Feilding score national co-ed title

Feilding High School 1st XV

Feilding High School 1st XV won their first national co-ed title since 2009 with a 43-10 win over Cambridge High.

Young Feilding team just miss final

Feilding Girls' rugby

With almost a rebuilt team, the Feilding High School girls' 1st XV came within two minutes yesterday of reaching what would have been their third national top-four final in a row.

Crosswell can get on with training

A big Manawatu cleanout as Turbos halfback Papa Wharewera clears in front of flanker Nick Crosswell

Bay of Plenty rugby team's double citing of Manawatu lock Nick Crosswell proved to be much ado about nothing.

Turbos make it three out of four

Antonio Kiri Kiri

Scratchy maybe, but no lack of excitement.

Boys' High misses out on top 8 spot

PNBHS team dipped out of top eight after second day of national invitational under-15 rugby tournament.

Booth living his Turbos dream

Jamie Booth

A year ago, Jamie Booth was on crutches and a brace watching the Manawatu Turbos playing at Napier.

Turbos a triple chance for shield

Ranfurly Shield

Manawatu could potentially have three Ranfurly Shield challenges this year.

Cool kid under pressure

Otere Black traces calmness to genetics

Otere Black

New Manawatu first five-eighth Otere Black can trace his calmness to his genetics.

Turbos rewarded for their top effort

Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Nehe Milner-Skudder expected to be fit to play Auckland on Sunday despite training only lightly.

Keen eye a must for Cup encounters

Bledisloe Cup - 1st test

Being forced to fly and watch the All Blacks in giant stadiums is not necessarily superior to the lounge experience.

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