Manawatu - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Green with White trim & hoops Shorts: Green with White trim Socks: Green & White hoops
Main Ground: Central Energy Trust Stadium, Palmerston Nth
President: Bruce S Hemara
Chairman: Tim J Meyers
CEO: Shannon M Paku
Manawatu Non Championship Statistics 1976 - 2018 (PDF) Updated 10/4/19
Since 1976 (the start of the NPC) Manawatu has won the 1st Division competition once, in 1980. They have also been in the 2nd Division, for some years up till the change in the competition in 2007. They did win the round robin in the Championship in 2011, however they lost the final.
The most appearances is by Gary Knight (145) from 1975 - 1986.
The most points scored is by Jason Holland (641) from 1991 - 1996.
The most tries scored is by Ken Granger (66) from 1971 - 1984.
In 2017 Manawatu finished 5th in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Division round robin series.
The 2018 coach is Jeremy Cotter.
The 2018 captain is Antonio Kiri Kiri.
The 2018 squad is: Alaalatoa M, Armstrong F, Asi S, Black O, Booth J, Cadwallader T, Crosswell N, Hallam-Eames L, Hammington K, Hemopo J, Henderson B, Ihaka J, Iose B, laloifi J, Laumape N, Mafi L, Malcolm S, Milner-Skudder N, Mitchell L, Northcott H, Paranihi S, Sione F, Stewart S, Tagicakibau M, Te Rure J, Thompson R, Tofa J, Tucker B, Waitokia Te R, Wasley S.
Clubs that form the Union are: Click on the names to access each club's website.
|Club Name||Founded||Club Colours|
|Referees||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Ashhurst||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Bulls||1876||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Bunnythorpe||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Bush||Jersey: Blue & Red Shorts: Socks:|
|College OB||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Feilding||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Feilding OB Oroua||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Freyberg||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Halcombe||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Kia Toa||1902||Jersey: Dark & Light Blue Shorts: Light Blue Socks: Dark Blue
|Linton Army||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Massey U||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|OB Marist||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Te Kawau||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|
|Dannevirke||Jersey: Shorts: Socks:|