Laumape returns for Turbos

on Friday, 04 October 2019. Posted in Turbos News

Laumape returns for Turbos

Ngani Laumape has returned to the Manawatu Turbos starting XV to face Bay of Plenty after recovering from his hamstring strain.

The All Blacks midfielder replaces Rob Thompson (concussion) in the midfield in one of two injury-enforced changes to the side which took on North Harbour last week.

The other cahnge comes on the left wing with Adam Boult out for the season (leg) and replaced by Josiah Maraku.

Sam Malcolm has recovered from his concussion and returns via tghe bench.

Coach Peter Russell has otherwise stuck with his side that has picked up three wins in their last four matches.

Five players - Liam Mitchell, Nick Crosswell, Jamie Booth, Otere Black and Hamish Northcott - have started every match so far this season.


  1. Fraser Armstrong
  2. Nick Grogan
  3. Samu Tawake
  4. Fraser Stone
  5. Liam Mitchell
  6. Nick Crosswell
  7. Johnny Galloway
  8. Brayden Iose
  9. Jamie Booth ©
  10. Otere Black
  11. Josiah Maraku
  12. Ngani Laumape
  13. Hamish Northcott
  14. Te Rangatira Waitokia
  15. Andre Taylor
  16. Sam Stewart
  17. Fa’alelei Sione
  18. Paulo Leleisiuao
  19. Sione Tu’ipulotu
  20. Rhys Pedersen
  21. Atutahi Henare
  22. Sam Malcolm
  23. James Tofa