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  • Chris Eves
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    Chris Eves came to the Turbos from Wellington for the 2013 season and had an immediate impact owning a starting position from the very first game of the season.

    Deceptively agile and very quick for his position Chris' outstanding debut season did not go under the radar and he was quickly capped by the Maori All Blacks and the Hurricanes for 2014.

    Position Prop
    Born 11/12/1987
    Height/Weight 187cm / 117kg
    Club N/A
  • Hubert Buydens
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    Hubert Buydens is an international for his home country Canada regularly starting for the Maple Leafs. Joining the Turbos to bolster the local prop stocks in 2013 Hubert was in a head to head battle with Chris Eves for the loose head prop Jersey and put his 125Kg frame out for some impressive performances.

    Position Prop
    Born 4/1/1982
    Height/Weight 193cm / 125kg
    Club Te Kawau
  • Rob Foreman
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    The ever dependable Rob Foreman has been a stalwart for the Turbos since 2006. Setting the record for most consecutive games for the union with 81. Rob has also played in over a 100 first class games with 20 for Wairarapa Bush and over 80 for the Turbos.

    Position Hooker
    Born 27 May 1984
    Height/Weight 1.79m / 103kg
    Club Varsity
  • Nick Grogan
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    Nick Grogan debuted for the Turbos in 2013 fresh off of a NZU20 World Championship campaign. Yet to upstage the dependable Rob Foreman at only just over 20yrs of age Grogan has a bright future.

    Position Hooker
    Born 4/8/1993
    Height/Weight -
    Club Varsity
  • Ma'afu Fia
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    Tongan born prop Ma'Afu Fia burst onto the scene in 2009 for the Turbos also helping the NZU20s win the IRB U20 World title in the same year.

    A regular starter Fia is the anchor for the Turbos pack at scrum time putting his solid build to good use.

    Position Prop
    Born 22/11/1989
    Height/Weight 178cm / 118kg
    Club Kia Toa

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  • Michael FitzGerald
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    Michael FitzGerald has played in over 50 games for the Turbos consistently showing his class. FitzGerald is the Turbos main aerial element often tasked with securing kick offs and lineout ball.

    Position Lock
    Born 8/2/1987
    Height/Weight 197cm / 112kg
    Club Te Kawau
  • Tom Hughes
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    Tom Hughes comes into the squad as a formidable lineout jumper. 

    From his days in the Palmerston North Boys High School 1st XV to last year when the young lock captained the Manawatu U20s to Hurricanes Region U20s title Hughes has proven himself as a talented young player.

    Position Lock
    Born 2/7/1993
    Height/Weight 203cm / 108kg
    Club Varsity
  • Nick Crosswell
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    As one of the Turbos most versatile forwards, able to play at lock or any of the loose trio positions, Crosswell has become an almost compulsory element of the Turbos squad.

    Contributing strongly to some of the Turbos most famous victories in recent years Crosswell knows how to make an impact.

    Position Loose Forward
    Born 3/4/1986
    Height/Weight 195cm / 103kg
    Club Feilding Yellows
  • Heiden Bedwell Curtis
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    Heiden Bedwell-Curtis came to the Turbos from Taranaki in 2013 looking to seize an opportunity with the Green and White.

    He wasted no time winning over the home crowds and his coaches stamping his mark on the No. 6 jersey with no nonsense direct running and gritty physicality at ruck time.

    Position Loose Forward
    Born 26/6/1991
    Height/Weight 188cm / 104kg
    Club Feilding Yellows
  • Callum Gibbins - Captain
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    A standout open side flanker who consistently leaves everything on the field for the Green and White often finding himself with the highest tackle count in the competition.

    Considered one of the fittest flankers in the country Callum has been staking his claim to higher honours as part of the Hurricanes Wider Training Squad winning their gruelling surf to peak race two years in a row breaking the franchise record both times.

    Position Flanker
    Born 14/9/1988
    Height/Weight 186cm / 102kg
    Club Varsity
  • James Oliver
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    James Oliver is one of the senior members of the Turbos squad applying his trade from No 8 a position he has made his own in recent years with dominant displays.

    Always keeping the spirit of the team up 'Jimmy' leads from the front with his physical ball carrying style.

    Position Loose Forward
    Born 29/8/1984
    Height/Weight 190cm / 106kg
    Club Varsity
  • Sootala Fa'aso'o
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    Sootala Fa'aso'o comes into the Turbos on loan from Auckland. A destructive ball carrier Sootala stands out in the contact areas both on attack and defense.

    After a very solid U20s World Cup campaign with Samoa Sootala will slot into the team as a ball carrying No. 8, something that the team has been lacking.

    Position No. 8
    Born 2/10/1994
    Height/Weight 195cm / 122kg
    Club N/A



  • Antonio Kiri Kiri
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    Antonio Kiri Kiri has proven himself a versatile loose forward that can maintain a physical presence around the field.

    Consistently a standout performer for his Old Boys Marist Club Kiri Kiri applies his array skills in both the 15 and 7 aside forms of the game.

    Position Flanker
    Born 17/12/1991
    Height/Weight 187cm / 105kg
    Club Old Boys Marist

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  • Papa Wharewera
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    The tenacious Papa Wharewera brings a high level of energy into the Turbos every time he runs onto the field. Always courageous in the contact areas Papa easily exploits the smallest gaps around the fringes.

    Position Halfback
    Born 25/1/1992
    Height/Weight 168cm / 91kg
    Club Linton

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  • Kayne Hammington
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    Kayne comes into the squad after a solid season with Feilding Yellows. Originally from Wellington the young halfback also represented New Zealand U20 at the Junior World Cup in 2010. A great support runner with the full skill set to get himself over the line Kayne will no doubt be looking to make an impact in the Turbos Jersey.

    Position Halfback
    Born 24/9/1990
    Height/Weight 170cm / 74kg
    Club Feilding
  • Jade Te Rure
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    Jade Te Rure is a former New Zealand U20 representative and debuted for the Turbos in 2013. A clinical goal kicker Te Rure also posseses a developing yet potent running game and knows when to attack the line and when to shift the ball.

    Position 1st Five-Eighth
    Born 18/6/1993
    Height/Weight 181cm / 91kg
    Club Kia Toa

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  • Otere Black
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    The young Otere Black came storming out of High School rugby with Tu Toa in 2013 to claim the Senior 1 highest point scorer for College Old Boys with a staggering 223 points from just 16 games. A composed and intelligent player Otere is set to make his mark and claim higher rugby honours.

    Position 1st Five Eighth
    Born 4/5/1995
    Height/Weight 182cm / 88kg
    Club College Old Boys
  • Hamish Northcott
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    Hamish Northcott made his Turbos debut in 2013. Brought into the team for his defensive qualities he continues on the proud rugby heritage of Feilding High School players to have played for the Turbos.

    Position Second Five-Eighth
    Born 6/8/1992
    Height/Weight 183cm / 93kg
    Club Varsity

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  • Jason Emery
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    Jason Emery quickly turned heads and set the Turbos backline alight when he coasted past former All Black Renee Ranger to score a try against Northland in only his 2nd game.

    Ever since Emery has been a regular feature in the Turbos No. 13 Jersey consistently proving that he is not to underestimated with strength agility and speed to burn.

    Position Centre
    Born 22/9/1993
    Height/Weight 173cm / 91kg
    Club Kia Toa

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  • Newton Tudreu
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    Newton Tudreu is the fastest player in the Manawatu. Newton debuted in 2013 for the Turbos and combines an incredible mix of agility and speed who only needs an inch of space to start causing problems for the opposition.

    Position Wing
    Born 30/3/1993
    Height/Weight -
    Club Kia Toa
  • Nehe Milner-Skudder
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    Nehe Milner-Skudder is one of the Turbos most rounded backs with a complete set of skills to utilise. An elusive runner of the ball Nehe has a innate ability to glide through the smallest gaps causing havoc for opposition defences.

    Position Fullback / Wing
    Born 15/12/1990
    Height/Weight 180cm / 90kg
    Club Varsity
  • Lewis Marshall
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    The Turbos naturally gifted fullback has consistently performed for since he debuted. Always keeping the teams spirits up Marshall's ability to counter attack and make ground during broken play makes him a threat at any point during the game.

    Position Fullback
    Born 29/8/1988
    Height/Weight 187cm / 94kg
    Club Freyberg
  • Aaron Cruden
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    Aaron Cruden had his breakout season in 2011 when he helped guide the Turbos to the ITM Cup Championship Final. Cruden gave a master class showing of his talents in 2011 as part of the Turbos 54-20 demolition of Waikato.

    With such a stand out season he was quickly drafted into the All Blacks and has become a major part of their dominance in recent years.

    Position 1st Five-Eighth
    Born 8/1/1989
    Height/Weight 175cm / 82kg
    Club College Old Boys

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    Thanks to all the loyal supporters who kept the faith. We sneak in & finals footy is a whole new ball game. We live to fight another day!!

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  • Aaron Smith
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    Aaron Smith debuted for the Turbos in 2008 and his partnership with Aaron Cruden saw the Turbos turn many deficits around when they were played off the bench together.

    With what is considered the swiftest pass in the country it wasn't long until Smith was pulled into the All Blacks making his debut in 2012 and quickly locking down the starting No. 9 jersey.

    Position Halfback
    Born 21/10/1988
    Height/Weight 169cm / 83kg
    Club Feilding Yellows

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  • Turboman
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    Turboman is the most famous mascot in New Zealand. Debuting in 2006 he led the charge for #TURBONATION supporters getting the crowd pumped up at every game since with his inspirational moves and numerous Gun Shows.

    A staunch defender of all that is good and fair in the world Turboman lives and breathes Green & White.

    Position Mascot
    Born N/A
    Height/Weight 190cm / 100kg
    Club N/A

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Games
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  • 2014
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    Round 1

    Match Report
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    northland drawn-game
    Sun, Aug 17th - 4.35pm
    Toll Stadium
    WHANGAREI

    Round 2

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    aucklandrugby drawn-game
    Sun, Aug 24th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 3

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    wellington drawn-game
    Fri, Aug 29th - 72.35pm
    Westpac Stadium
    WELLINGTON

    Round 4

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    bop drawn-game
    Wed, Sep 3rd - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 5

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    countiesmanakau drawn-game
    Sun, Sep 7th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 6

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    northharbour drawn-game
    Fri, Sep 12th - 6.05pm
    QBE Stadium
    NORTH HARBOUR

    Round 7

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    southland drawn-game
    Sat, Sep 20th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 8

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    waikatorugby drawn-game
    Sat, Sep 27th - 5.35pm
    Waikato Stadium
    HAMILTON

    Round 9

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    hawkesbaymagpies drawn-game
    Sun, Oct 5th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 10

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

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    otago drawn-game
    Sun, Oct 10th - 7.35pm
    Forsyth Barr Stadium
    DUNEDIN
  • 2013
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    Round 1

    Match Report
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    18-45

    hawkesbaymagpies lost
    Sat, Aug 17th - 2.35pm
    McLean Park
    NAPIER

    Round 2

    Match Report
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    18-21

    aucklandrugby lost
    Sun, Aug 25th - 4.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 3

    Match Report
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    15-42

    wellington lost
    Sun, Sep 1st - 2.35pm
    Westpac Stadium
    WELLINGTON

    Round 4

    Match Report
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    15-12

    northharbour won
    Sun, Sep 8th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 5

    Match Report
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    27-17

    southland won
    Fri, Sep 13th - 6.05pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 6

    Match Report
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    41-52

    otago lost
    Fri, Sep 20th - 7.35pm
    Forsyth Barr Stadium
    DUNEDIN

    Round 7

    Match Report
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    7-72

    canterbury lost
    Wed, Sep 25th - 7.35pm
    AMI Stadium
    CHRISTCHURCH

    Round 8

    Match Report
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    12-6

    taranaki won
    Sat, Sep 28th - 5.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 9

    Match Report
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    22-16

    northland won
    Fri, Oct 4th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 10

    Match Report
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    57-14

    tasmanmakos lost
    Sun, Oct 13th - 4.35pm
    Lansdowne Park
    BLENHEIM
  • 2012
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    Round 1

    Match Report
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    11-30

    wellington lost
    Fri, Aug 24th - 6.05pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 2

    Match Report
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    16-59

    aucklandrugby lost
    Sun, Sep 2nd - 2.35pm
    Eden Park
    AUCKLAND

    Round 3

    Match Report
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    33-20

    northland won
    Wed, Sep 5th - 7.35pm
    Toll Stadium
    WHANGAREI

    Round 4

    Match Report
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    3-27

    tasmanmakos lost
    Sun, Sep 9th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 5

    Match Report
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    23-20

    northharbour won
    Thurs, Sep 13th - 7.35pm
    North Harbour Stadium
    AUCKLAND

    Round 6

    Match Report
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    28-31

    countiesmanakau lost
    Thurs, Sep 20th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 7

    Match Report
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    18-59

    taranaki lost
    Sat, Sep 29th - 2.35pm
    Yarrow Stadium
    NEW PLYMOUTH

    Round 8

    Match Report
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    35-51

    otago lost
    Tues, Oct 2nd - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 9

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    20-7

    hawkesbaymagpies won
    Sat, Oct 6th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 10

    Match Report
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    11-17

    southland lost
    Fri, Oct 12th - 7.35pm
    Rugby Park
    INVERCARGILL
  • 2011
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    Round 1

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    32-23

    hawkesbaymagpies won
    Sat, 16th July - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 2

    Match Report
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    25-32

    countiesmanakau lost
    Wed, Jul 20th - 5.35pm
    Growers Stadium
    PUKEKOHE

    Round 3

    Match Report
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    30-22

    northland won
    Sat, Jul 23rd - 12.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 4

    Match Report
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    15-42

    canterbury lost
    Fri, Jul 30th - 2.35pm
    Rugby Park
    CHRISTCHURCH

    Round 5

    Match Report
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    32-21

    northharbour won
    Tues, Aug 2nd - 8.05pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 6

    Match Report
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    15-10

    taranaki won
    Sat, Aug 6th - 4.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 7

    Match Report
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    31-25

    wellington won
    Sat, Aug 13th - 7.35pm
    Westpac Stadium
    WELLINGTON

    Round 8

    Match Report
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    54-20

    waikatorugby won
    Sat, Aug 20th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 9

    Match Report
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    27-23

    tasmanmakos won
    Thurs, Aug 25th - 7.35pm
    Trafalgar Park
    NELSON

    Round 10

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    20-28

    otago lost
    Wed, Aug 30th - 7.35pm
    Forsyth Barr Stadium
    DUNEDIN

    GRAND FINAL

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    30-35

    hawkesbaymagpies lost
    Sun, Sep 4th - 5.30pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH
  • 2010
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    Round 1

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    23-37

    southland lost
    Sat, Jul 31st - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 2

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    26-27

    canterbury lost
    Thurs, Aug 5th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 3

    Match Report
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    8-77

    northland lost
    Sun, Aug 15th - 2.35pm
    Toll Stadium
    WHANGAREI

    Round 4

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    14-35

    countiesmanakau lost
    Sat, Aug 21st - 5.30pm
    Growers Stadium
    PUKEKOHE

    Round 5

    Match Report
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    9-17

    hawkesbaymagpies lost
    Fri, Aug 29th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 6

    Match Report
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    36-24

    wellington won
    Sat, Sep 4th - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 7

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    13-41

    bop lost
    Thurs, Sep 9th - 7.35pm
    Bay Park Stadium
    MT MAUNGANUI

    Round 8

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    6-32

    aucklandrugby lost
    Fri, Sep 17th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 9

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    30-44

    northharbour lost
    Sun, Sep 26th - 2.35pm
    North Harbour Stadium
    ALBANY

    Round 10

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    20-8

    tasmanmakos won
    Sun, Oct 3rd - 2.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 11

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    16-30

    taranaki lost
    Sat, Oct 9th - 2.35pm
    Yarrow Stadium
    NEW PLYMOUTH

    Round 12

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    25-27

    waikatorugby lost
    Thurs, Oct 14th - 7.35pm
    FMG Stadium
    PALMERSTON NORTH

    Round 13

    Match Report
    manawatuturbos

    46-24

    otago won
    Sat, Oct 23rd - 5.30pm
    Carisbrook
    DUNEDIN

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