2008 Draw and Results

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After a relatively positive pre-season from the Turbos no one expected what would eventually transpire in Christchurch in the opening round. Written off by everyone but themselves and their fans the Turbos travelled to Christchurch and beat reigning champions Canterbury. The David vs. goliath victory shocked the country as Turbos ran out 25-24 winners in what would come to be known as the ambush.

Another long season followed as the Turbos struggled to re-capture the form that saw them topple provincial juggernauts Canterbury. Despite going close on many occasions the team only managed to add a bizarre 38-38 draw against Waikato to their point tally.

Josh Bradnock and Francis Bryant both won their 50th cap with the side and the Turbos also welcomed a young Aaron Cruden into the squad.


season in photos

canterbury team small

Sat, Aug 2nd | Jade Stadium
24 - 25

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turbos team small Fri, Aug 6th | FMG Stadium
5 - 18
southland team small
turbos team small Thur, Aug 14th | FMG Stadium
38 - 38
waikato team small
auckland team small Sat, Aug 23rd | Eden Park
25 - 03
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turbos team small Sat, Aug 30th | FMG Stadium
17 - 20
harbour team small
turbos team small Fri, Sep 5th | FMG Stadium
 13 - 36
welly team small
taranaki team small Thur, Sep 11th | Yarrow Stadium
14 - 03
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manakau team small Sat, Sep 20th | Growers Stadium
27 - 14
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northland team small Sun, Sep 28th | Toll Stadium
45 - 24
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turbos team small Sat, Oct 4th | FMG Stadium
7 - 36
tasman team small