2018 Player Profiles

The Manawatu Turbos have assembled an impressive team for the 2018 season. Among the big additions are the midfield combination of Rob Thompson, who is knocking on the door of the All Blacks, and Lifeimi Mafi.

Coaches Jeremy Cotter and Aaron Good are finding the benefits of having spent time working together.

Last season's player of the year Jackson Hemopo is sure to be one to watch after making his All Blacks debut against France. Manawatu have finished fifth for the past two years, but are determined to treat their fans to playoff action in 2018.

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith - Halfback

Ngani Laumape

Ngani Laumape - Second Five Eighth

Nehe Milner-Skudder

Nehe Milner-Skudder - Fullback

Sean Paranihi

Sean Paranihi - Tighthead Prop

Sione Asi

Sione Asi - Tighthead Prop

Michael Alaalatoa

Michael Alaalatoa - Tighthead Prop

Fraser Armstrong

Fraser Armstrong - Tighthead Prop

Hamish Northcott

Hamish Northcott - Second Five Eighth

Brayden Iose

Brayden Iose - Number 8

Brice Henderson

Brice Henderson - Number 8

Faalelei Sione

Faalelei Sione - Loosehead Prop

Brad Tucker

Brad Tucker - Lock

Samuel Slade

Samuel Slade - Lock

Sam Stewart

Sam Stewart - Hooker

Gene Symington

Gene Symington - Hooker

Tim Cadwallader

Tim Cadwallader - Hooker

Jamie Booth

Jamie Booth - Halfback

Kayne Hammington

Kayne Hammington - Halfback

Adrian Wyrill

Adrian Wyrill - Flanker

Antonio Kiri Kiri

Antonio Kiri Kiri - Flanker

Nick Crosswell

Nick Crosswell - Flanker

Ben Wyness

Ben Wyness - First Five Eighth

Otere Black

Otere Black - First Five Eighth

Sam Malcolm

Sam Malcolm - First Five Eighth

Jade Te Rure

Jade Te Rure - First Five Eighth

Lifeimi Mafi

Lifeimi Mafi - Centre


Aaron Good

Aaron Good

Assistant Coach
Doug Tietjens

Doug Tietjens

Academy Manager