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Gisborne becoming Boys' High's bogey

Palmerston North Boys High School's 1st XV taking on Gisborne Boys High School at Gisborne.

A double whammy for the Palmerston North Boys' High School 1st XV at Gisborne.

Jason O'Halloran has always been rugby analyst

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins and coach Jason O'Halloran after winning the  Championship final last year.

Even when Jason O'Halloran was playing rugby he enjoyed analysing the game.

Mattie O loving being reunited with Linton

Linton Army's former Manawatu rep rugby player Matt Oldridge.

It's not every day a player flies back from Perth to play for the Linton Army rugby team.

Bristow has found his niche with Yellows

Feilding Yellows rugby  coach Sean Bristow.

Two decades ago Feilding coach Sean Bristow was playing in the French club final in Paris.

O'Halloran departing, Cotter appointed

Jason O'Halloran and assistant coach Jeremy Cotter enjoy a laugh before the ITM Cup match between Manawatu and Auckland last season.

For Manawatu Turbos coach Jason O'Halloran, signing with the Scottish Rugby Union was a great opportunity.

O'Halloran to take his talents to Scotland

Jason O'Halloran of Manawatu will be moving to Scotland at the end of the season.

Manawatu rugby coach will be leaving to coach in Scotland at the end of the season.

Matenga's enthusiasm pays off at Rangiotu

Junior rugby tournament at Rangiotu  and tournament organiser Bryan Matenga.

No one can deny Bryan Matenga goes out and gets things done.

College chugging along merrily at top

The Feilding Old Boys-Oroua forwards taking it to Linton Army during their first-half rugby rampage at Linton Camp on Saturday.

Every other team would love to have College Old Boys' predicament of chugging along atop the table but yet to hit their straps.

Cama calf fails him again

Tomasi Cama training with the New Zealand sevens team at Porirua.

Manawatu sevens genius Junior Tomasi Cama is developing another string to his game.

It's time for our mid-season team ratings

Feilding halfback Kayne Hammington

With the first round of club rugby completed and College Old Boys having won the Jubilee Cup for the second season, we rate the teams' chances as they embark on the Hankins Shield race.

Wanderers take on unbeaten Central

Wanderers number 10 Cody Christensen will be hoping to inflict a first defeat of the season on Central this Saturday.

Nelson Bays' two leading club rugby teams are in Blenheim on Saturday with Wanderers' sights set on lowering unbeaten Central's colours for the first time this season.

Reporoa documentary designed to shock

Reporoa's rugby players getting an earful from their captain

All I can say about Reporoa after watching the rugby documentary, The Ground We Won, is that the hamlet on the volcanic plateau must exist in a 1960s time warp.

Feilding two from two in Hurricanes Festival

In Hurricanes Festival schools rugby, Feilding High School 's  Cam Black offloads against Hastings Boys' High School.

Anyone who hasn't seen Vilimoni Koroi erupting like Mt Ruapehu should waltz along to the Feilding High School first XV's next game.

Linton Army reserved their season's best for Feilding

Kia Toa flanker Neal Tudreu on attack against Varsity on Saturday.

Maybe it was the impending visit of Prince Harry to the soldiers' workplace, but Linton Army reserved their best of the season for Saturday.

Manawatu club rugby first round ends

Varsity's Nick Grogan in chat mode with Kia Toa's fellow Manawatu player, Fraser Stone, No 5, on Saturday.

Linton Army had their best win of the season, downing Feilding 23-11 in Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

First Manawatu wider rep squad named

Feilding Yellows prop Sean Rankin comes up against the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua defence.

If there is a hunt on for Turbos players it is for tighthead props and first five-eighths.

Varsity chugging on happily despite heavy casualties

Tom Hughes takes the ball from a kick off for Varsity against Kia Toa.

Anyone wanting to see Varsity at full strength this season will have to wait until the second round.

Manawatu is the central hub for schools rugby

Tu Toa player Tikara Kerehoma in action against Rongotai College.

There are so many secondary schools teams playing in Manawatu another staff member has been employed to cope.

Already five teams are in the semifinals hunt

Again, five teams into four don't go in Manawatu club rugby.

Freyberg determined to keep on keeping on

Everything laid out spic and span for the Freyberg Old Boys senior rugby team before their games.

Winless Freyberg are in for the long haul in senior rugby

Boys' High stay unbeaten after romp

New Plymouth's Brayton Northcott dashes through the Feilding High School defences.

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OBM get it done against COB again

Freyberg prop Alani Ngata on the burst against Feilding Old Boys-Oroua on Saturday.

Old Boys-Marist proved on Saturday that College Old Boys can be rattled; well, once a year at least.

Berry set to debut for Old Boys-Marist

Action from last year's first-round clash   between College Old Boys and Old Boys-Marist.

Manawatu rugby will get its first sight of new first five-eighth Liam Berry in the big game on Saturday.

Boys' High romp past flat Tu Toa

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Even without their top wings, PNBH looked sharp against Tua Toa on Saturday.

Family affair for the Tudreus

Kia Toa's rugby-playing Tudreu brothers from Fiji, from left, Nathan, Neal and Newton.

The Tudreus just keep on coming to the Kia Toa Rugby Club.

Wolves rugby league

Friendly rugby league game between the Kapiti Bears senior team (blue) and the Levin Wolves at Matthews Park in Raumati.

The Levin Wolves have pulled out of the Manawatu premier club competition after four weeks of the season.

Hamstring injury won't keep Foreman down

Manawatu Turbos vs Hawkes Bay Magpies

Rob Foreman does not usually do injuries.

Yellows keep Stags at bay

Feilding Yellows fullback Brad Carr makes a break against FOB-Oroua.

Turbos halfback Kayne Hammington has no regrets about his move north last year.

Big guns back for Canes, Nonu set to hit 150

Julian Savea, right, is one of the three All Blacks back in the Hurricanes starting side for their clash against the Stormers, where Ma'a Nonu is set to bring up 150 Super Rugby games.

ABs Beauden Barrett, Julian Savea and Ben Franks return to starting side for Super Rugby match against Stormers.

Law cops 3-game ban

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Old Boys-Marist Dan Law has been suspended from rugby for three playing days.

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