Bay of Plenty have proven to a bogey team for Manawatu in the past couple of season. 2018 provides a great opportunity for Manawatu to right that record and turn on some of their trademark...
Brice Henderson is an all round loose forward who made his debut for Turbos in 2015 after a year in the wider squad. A tough ball carrier with a high work rate in the contact area Brice adds plenty of depth and ability to the Turbos pack.
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.
Iose was a star at schoolboy level when he captained the New Zealand Secondary Schools' side, so it was no surprise when he was immediately signed to the Turbos. Iose's pace around the park and ability to break tackles made him one of the most elusive loose forwards in the game.