Quality prop, Aidan Nicols, played just 4 games for Manawatu. A serious bulging disc injury to his back meant Nichols couldn't participate in any further games for the Turbos.
- Position: Tighthead Prop
- Number of Manawatu Games: 4
- High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
- Manawatu Club: Oroua
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 07 January 1982