Tom Hughes, Faalelei Sione, Sam Malcolm, Ben Wyness and Nick Crosswell have all signed extensions to return to the Turbos this year.
The Turbos have also confirmed that France-bound fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder will suit up in green and white in 2019 sho… bit.ly/2IKyiWd
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Meet the team
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 won a Super Rugby contract with the Hurricanes in 2015, before moving to the Blues in 2018.
An upcoming first five, Te Rure scored 114 points in his 19 games for the Turbos. He was a rising star that earned 3 caps for the New Zealand Under 20's. He left New Zealand to play rugby in Scotland for Edinburgh under his grandmother's Scottish heritage at the end of 2014, but returned in 2017.
Michael Alaalatoa joined the Manawatu Turbos in 2015 from the Waratahs. The beastly 136kg prop is solid at the set piece, and added some real grunt to the Turbos' front row. For an indication of the man's size, you only have to ask the Italians who dubbed him Jonah Lomu II Colosso.
Kayne came into the squad after a solid season with Feilding Yellows in 2014. Originally from Wellington, the young halfback also represented New Zealand U20 at the Junior World Cup in 2010. He is a great support runner with the full skill set to get himself over the line.