Grant Polson began his 69 game run for the Turbos in 2003 and was a strong presence in the scrum. After finishing with Manawatu in 2012, Polson spent two years playing in Spain and despite interest from Super Rugby team, Hurricanes, he never made it onto the Super Rugby stage. Nevertheless, his legacy remains in the rumours that he was the 'model' that the famous mascot 'Turboman' was based off of.
- Position: Loosehead Prop
- Number of Manawatu Games: 69
- High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
- Manawatu Club: Varsity
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 01 November 1980