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.
Black Ferns and Manawatu prop Ruth McKay has retired from all forms of rugby after 15 years.
The Tudreu brothers came to Manawatu from Fiji not for rugby, but for their education.
Manawatu need a juicy home semi
The rampant Turbos must not only be thinking semifinals now - but a juicy home championship semifinal.
Nuggety Australian schoolboys' halfback Gus Taylor caught the eye playing for the Manawatu under-19 team.
The Manawatu Cyclones' lack of depth was exposed in their Women's Provincial Championship loss to Canterbury.
Feilding High School 1st XV won their first national co-ed title since 2009 with a 43-10 win over Cambridge High.
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.
Bay of Plenty rugby team's double citing of Manawatu lock Nick Crosswell proved to be much ado about nothing.
Scratchy maybe, but no lack of excitement.
PNBHS team dipped out of top eight after second day of national invitational under-15 rugby tournament.
A year ago, Jamie Booth was on crutches and a brace watching the Manawatu Turbos playing at Napier.
Manawatu could potentially have three Ranfurly Shield challenges this year.
Otere Black traces calmness to genetics
New Manawatu first five-eighth Otere Black can trace his calmness to his genetics.
Nehe Milner-Skudder expected to be fit to play Auckland on Sunday despite training only lightly.
Being forced to fly and watch the All Blacks in giant stadiums is not necessarily superior to the lounge experience.