The Turbos 2017 season finished painfully short of the playoffs after what had been a promising run in the middle of the season.
Relive the Turbos history year by year with out past results.
The Turbos entered 2014 with a balance of experience and youth in the squad and after a strong pre-season against Wellington and Tasman the team was in good shape. For the first time the Turbos won their opening game away from home.
With a full complement of players including the eventual All Blacks 9 and 10 combination of Aaron Smith and Aaron Cruden the Turbos were a force to be reckoned with in 2011.
After a relatively positive pre-season from the Turbos no one expected what would eventually transpire in Christchurch in the opening round. Written off by everyone but themselves and their fans the Turbos travelled to Christchurch and beat reigning champions Canterbury.
There was plenty of reason for optimisim as the Turbos returned to the Championship division in 2016.
The Turbos took 3 rounds to open their account in 2013, after a close loss to Auckland and a last quarter blowout in Wellington the Turbos squeezed out North Harbour at home 15-12.
The Turbos suffered the loss of their playmaker Aaron Cruden in 2010 who was selected into the All Blacks for the first time. After a difficult start to the season with injuries in key areas
After their baptism by fire in 2006 the Turbos came back into a competition better prepared a ready to push for their first win. After a solid pre-season the Turbos would take until their fourth regular season game to get the result they were after.
The Turbos entered 2015 as the newly promoted side in the premiership and with a largely different squad from 2014 with key players taking their trade to Europe including stalwarts Nick Crosswell and Mike FitzGerald.
After their exceptional form in 2011 the Turbos headed into 2012 with a number of key personnel missing. On the back of retirements and the All Blacks selection of both Aaron Smith and Aaron Cruden the team was completely different to that of the year before.
In the year that was driven by the ‘Save the Turbos Campaign’ Turbos fans and partners rallied behind the team in order to save it from being dropped from the competition on the back of financial difficulties and poor results.
The year marked the Turbos first return into New Zealand’s top provincial competition after years in the wilderness of heartland rugby. Dave Rennie was appointed to the head coach position and laid the foundation for the Turbos ongoing commitment to locally available talent.