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Latest updates and news from the Manawatu Turbos

MRU confirms commitment to Mitre 10 Cup

MRU confirms commitment to Mitre 10 Cup

The Manawatū Rugby Union has reaffirmed its commitment to fielding a Mitre 10 Cup team in 2020.

Some media speculation on Wednesday drew assumptions on the financial position of the...

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Mitre 10 Cup confirmed for September

Mitre 10 Cup confirmed for September

The 2020 Mitre 10 Cup has been confirmed to kick off on September 11, 2020.

The competition was initially scheduled to start on August 6, but was forced backwards due to the impacts on...

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Mitre 10 Cup confirmed for September
MRU office closed due to COVID 19

MRU office closed due to COVID 19

Due to increasing concern over the spread of COVID-19, the Manawatu Rugby Union offices and the Manawatū Rugby Performance Centre will be closed until further notice.

This means that...

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Online Memberships, Tickets and Merchandise

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2020 Memberships open soon.

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Tickets

Get tickets to all the home games of the Turbos in 2020 from August.

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Merchandise

Jerseys and other merchandise for sale

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Your Turbos

Meet the team

  • Te Rangatira Waitokia

    The former Manawatu Under 19s representative headed off to Wanganui in 2016 and had a bumper year making the New Zealand Heartland XV and being named Heartland Player of the Year. In 2017 he returned to Manawatu and proved he is up to the task of Mitre 10 Cup rugby.

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  • Samu Tawake

    The powerful Fijioan prop moved to Manawatu in 2019 immediately making a strong impression with his scrummaging and mobility around the park.

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  • Rob Thompson

    The damaging ball-carrier returns home for the 2018 season. After coming through the grades in Manawatu, Thompson set off for Canterbury 2013. His consistent performances for the red and blacks saw him signed to the Crusaders in 2014. In 2016 he signed with the Highlanders where he has established himself as a mainstay of the southerners' backline. Thompson is brother of former Turbos first five-eighth Isaac Thompson.

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  • Jackson Hemopo

    Originally from Palmerston North Boys High School Hemopo opted to return to his roots in 2016 after a couple of seasons in Otago. The Highlanders lock had a break-out Super Rugby campaign in 2017 including a man-of-the-match performance against the British and Irish Lions. He was named the Turbos' player of the year in 2017.

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  • Te Rangatira Waitokia
  • Samu Tawake
  • Rob Thompson
  • Jackson Hemopo

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