The Turbos 2017 season finished painfully short of the playoffs after what had been a promising run in the middle of the season.
They opened the season with a tough match-up against Wellington, who had the likes of Julian Savea and blockbusting hooker Asafo Aumuain top form. In week two, they hosted Tasman with Kurt Baker making an impressive return in the green and white jersey marked with a spectacular solo try. In week three the team travelled to Dunedin with All Blacks Ngani Laumape and Nehe Milner-Skudder on deck, but the side was unable to get the job done. A late penalty try from a scrum saw the side lose to Bay of Plenty before the Turbos got things on track. They knocked over premiership side Waikato in Hamilton, largely thanks to a dominant scrum. They then returned to put away Northland in an exciting spectacal before dealing to the struggling Southland in Invercargill. They were tipped up late against Counties Manukau and then faced the prospect of a surprise Ranfurly Shield Challenge against Taranaki. The team travelled to New Plymouth and put up a valient fight, but ultimately fell short. They then fell to Hawke's Bay in the final game, missing the semifinals by one point.
Jackson Hemopo was named player of the season thanks to his consistent barnstorming displays.
Sun, Aug 27th - 2.35pm - Central Energy Trust Arena
35 - 20
Sat, Sep 2nd - 2.35pm - Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
40 - 30
Fri, Sep 8th - 7.45pm - Central Energy Trust Arena
17 - 20
Sat, Sep 16th - 2.35pm - FMG Stadium, Hamilton
10 - 23
Fri, Sep 22nd - 7.35pm - Cental Energy Trust Arena
39 - 25
Sat, Sep 30th - 2.35pm - Rugby Park, Invercargill
20 - 25
Thu, Oct 5th - 7.35pm - Central Energy Trust Arena
24 - 29
Wed, Oct 11th - 7.35pm - Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
46 - 25
Sun, Oct 15th - 4.35pm - McLean Park, Napier
36 - 31