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Rural Community group back the Turbos

on Friday, 17 August 2018. Posted in Turbos News

Rural Community group back the Turbos

The Manawatu rural community are getting in behind the Turbos in more ways than one in 2018. 

The newly established Rural Community Group, RCG, has been growing fast since being established earlier this month. 

The group is largely made up of farmers from the region who want to give something back to the community. 

Such has been the early success of the group that, despite only being 2 weeks old, it has swelled big enough to land one of the coverted spots on the lower back of the Turbos playing strip. 

Manawatu Rugby Union chief executive Shannon Paku said the idea for the group came when he met some farmers at the Rongotea Tavern earlier this year. 

“It became immediately clear that we had a lot of people in the rural community who were passionate about their rugby and who wanted a way to support the growth of Manawatu rugby right from the beginning under 6s learning the game up to the elite level with the Turbos.”

“The RCG provides a platform for them to contribute either through committing livestock, cash, or a combination of both.”

All members of the group get two grandstand memberships, two seats on the bus to the Ranfurly Shield Challenge in New Plymouth, including match tickets, and invites to an exclusive RCG event before the Turbos’ match against Tasman on September 19. 

To find out more about the RCG, or to join the group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A sign up form for the group can be found here