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Junior & Youth Registrations 2017 NOW OPEN

Manawatu Rugby League are excited to annouce the new junior and youth programmes for 2017! This year the Junior programme will host an additional two grades with U7s and U9's being introduced to last years successful U11s grade. + Every...

Warriors coming to the Manawatu

The Warriors will play the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL pre-season game in Palmerston North next year.The Warriors will make their first trip to Palmerston North since 1995 when they host the Gold Coast Titans in a pre-season match in...

Manukura win causes upset at 2016 NZRL National Secondary Schools tournament

Māori sports academy, Manukura School caused an upset at the national secondary school league defending champions, Ōtāhuhu College on day one of the 2016 NZRL National Secondary Schools tournament, in Auckland today. Charged with...

Manawatu Mustangs beat Taranaki Sharks to close in on national competition spot

The Manawatu Mustangs have the edge when it comes to qualifying for the national competition after they beat the Taranaki Sharks 32-24 at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday. The two sides will square off again in New Plymouth in two weeks time for...

Manawatu Mustangs need to turn things around against Taranaki Sharks

Manawatu Mustangs coach Matthew Cole is quietly confident of a form reversal when they play the Taranaki Sharks in their first qualifying game for the national competition this weekend. The Mustangs host the Sharks at Fitzherbert Park...

Manawatu youngster Jahlon Katene-Governor impresses at Sharks trials

Manawatu's Jahlon Katene-Governor could be close to signing with the Cronulla Sharks. Katene-Governor has been living in Australia this year, going to Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast to try while he tries to earn a spot at an...

Manawatu's rugby league exports trying to make it to the top in Australia

Many Manawatu rugby league players have been crossing the Tasman to try and crack the professional rugby league dream in recent years. Sports reporter George Heagney tallies up all the players, young and old, plying their trade in...

Linton Cobras make good start to Western Alliance

The Linton Cobras banished their nightmares about being knocked out of the Manawatu club semifinals by starting the Western Alliance with a 28-16 win over Waitara Bears in Taranaki on Saturday. Read more by clicking the link below 

Manawatu and Taranaki rivalries to be renewed in revived Western Alliance competition this weekend

The combined Manawatu-Taranaki Western Alliance club competition begins this weekend after a four-year hiatus. The Western Alliance was last held in 2012, but has been revived this year to give club sides from the two regions more...

Boxon too strong for Kia Ora in Manawatu club league final

onquering Wanganui Boxon proved a step too far for the Kia Ora Warriors as they fell 32-12 in the Manawatu club rugby league final at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday. Boxon put on a classy performance to lock up their first title in...

City College student stands out

A YOUNG Whanganui City College lad impressed experienced judges at the New Zealand Maori Rugby League Under-15 tournament in Hawera over the weekend. Fifteen-year-old Year 11 student Jamie-Lee Robertson was named Player of the Tournament and...

Manukura under-15s win national Maori rugby league title

The Manukura under-15 rugby League won the national Maori Rangatahi title at Hawera at the weekend. Manukura beat Waikato 14-12 in a tense final, where they held Waikato out in the last play of the game. Most of the team were Manukura...

Manawatu Mustangs well off the pace

The Manawatu Mustangs have a lot of work to do before the national competition starts after they were thrashed 38-8 by the Taranaki Sharks at the weekend. The game was a one-off curtain-raiser before the Warriors' NRL clash against the...

Mustangs coach believes his new-look team has the goods this year

New Manawatu Mustangs coach Matthew Cole believes he still has a strong side despite the departure of club side Whiti Te Ra from the region. The three-time defending champions from Otaki left Manawatu for Wellington this season, having made...

Ohakea and Tainui turn it on in the try-scoring stakes in high-scoring clash

A casual observer at the club game between the Ohakea Magpies and Tainui Rhinos on Saturday would have loved all the action. But the coaches of each side would have been looking for a grandstand to hide under after Ohakea won a high-scoring...

Krystal Murray and Kristina Sue named in the Kiwi Ferns side to take on Australia!

Sleepless nights for Ferns selectors WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 Akarana second row Annetta Nuuausala is poised to follow big brother Frank-Paul into a test jersey, with selection for the Kiwi Ferns team to contest next week’s...

Harry Lysaght Hangs Up Boots

Harry Lysaght, one of the finest volunteers Manawatu Rugby League and MRL Referee's association has ever seen has hung up his whistle and duties in the Manawatu. For more than 20 years Harry has refereed Rugby League with six of those years being...

Manawatu Mustangs could benefit from changes to national league

The changes to the New Zealand Rugby League national competition could be beneficial to the Manawatu Mustangs. The old national league was based on zones, where Manawatu came under the Mid Central Vipers, but that has been scrapped and replaced...

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