• Summary

    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.

    The David vs. goliath victory shocked the country as Turbos ran out 25-24 winners in what would come to be known as the ambush.

    Another long season followed as the Turbos struggled to re-capture the form that saw them topple provincial juggernauts Canterbury. Despite going close on many occasions the team only managed to add a bizarre 38-38 draw against Waikato to their point tally.

    Josh Bradnock and Francis Bryant both won their 50th cap with the side and the Turbos also welcomed a young Aaron Cruden into the squad.

  • Results

    canterbury team small

    Sat, Aug 2nd | Jade Stadium
    24 - 25

    turbos team small
    turbos team small Fri, Aug 6th | FMG Stadium
    5 - 18
    southland team small
    turbos team small Thur, Aug 14th | FMG Stadium
    38 - 38
    waikato team small
    auckland team small Sat, Aug 23rd | Eden Park
    25 - 03
    turbos team small
    turbos team small Sat, Aug 30th | FMG Stadium
    17 - 20
    harbour team small
    turbos team small Fri, Sep 5th | FMG Stadium
     13 - 36
    welly team small
    taranaki team small Thur, Sep 11th | Yarrow Stadium
    14 - 03
    turbos team small
    manakau team small Sat, Sep 20th | Growers Stadium
    27 - 14
    turbos team small
    northland team small Sun, Sep 28th | Toll Stadium
    45 - 24
    turbos team small
    turbos team small Sat, Oct 4th | FMG Stadium
    7 - 36
    tasman team small

2008 Players

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith - Halfback

Adrian Barone

Adrian Barone - Tighthead Prop

Stephen Treleaven

Stephen Treleaven - Halfback

Ma'afu Fia

Ma'afu Fia - Tighthead Prop

Isaac Thompson - First Five Eighth

Doug Tietjens

Doug Tietjens - Flanker

Toese Lealamanua

Toese Lealamanua - Centre

Kurt Baker

Kurt Baker - Fullback

Mitchell Crosswell

Mitchell Crosswell - Number 8

Hamish Gosling

Hamish Gosling - Number 8

Aaron James

Aaron James - Centre

James Goode

James Goode - Lock

Matty James

Matty James - First Five Eighth

Andre Taylor

Andre Taylor - Fullback

David Te Moana

David Te Moana - Tighthead Prop

Aaron Good

Aaron Good - Halfback

Roelof Viljoen

Roelof Viljoen - Halfback

Rob Foreman

Rob Foreman - Hooker

Nick Crosswell

Nick Crosswell - Flanker

Sean O'Connor

Sean O'Connor - Hooker

Johnny Leota

Johnny Leota - Centre

Grant Polson

Grant Polson - Loosehead Prop

Talau Hala

Talau Hala - Tighthead Prop

Josh Bradnock

Josh Bradnock - Flanker

Tomasi Cama

Tomasi Cama - Wing

Frankie Bryant

Frankie Bryant - Second Five Eighth

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers - Lock