Manawatu Turbos season 2008


Manawatu Turbos season 2008

The Manawatu Turbos are the Air New Zealand Cup team of the Manawatu Rugby Union.

Contents

Current Squad[1]

Name Country Position
Kurt Baker New Zealand New Zealand Fullback (15)
Francisco Bosch Argentina Argentina Fullback/Winger (15/11 or 14)
Josh Bradnock New Zealand New Zealand Openside Flanker (7)
Frankie Bryant New Zealand New Zealand Second Five-Eighth (12)
Tomasi Cama New Zealand New Zealand Winger/Centre (11 or 14/13)
Mitchell Crosswell New Zealand New Zealand Flanker (6 or 7)
Nick Crosswell New Zealand New Zealand Blindside Flanker/No. 8 (6/8)
Aaron Cruden New Zealand New Zealand First Five-Eighth (10)
Ma'afu Fia Tonga Tonga Prop (1 or 3)
Rob Foreman New Zealand New Zealand Hooker (2)
Aaron Good New Zealand New Zealand Halfback (9)
James Goode New Zealand New Zealand Lock (4 or 5)
Hamish Gosling New Zealand New Zealand Lock/Blindside Flanker (4 or 5/6)
Talau Hala Tonga Tonga Prop (1 or 3)
Aaron James New Zealand New Zealand Wing/Centre (11 or 14/13)
Matty James New Zealand New Zealand First Five-Eighth/Fullback (10/15)
Toese Lealamanua New Zealand New Zealand Second Five-Eighth/Centre (12/13)
Johnny Leota New Zealand New Zealand Second Five-Eighth/Centre (12/13)
Sean O'Connor New Zealand New Zealand Hooker (2)
Grant Polsen New Zealand New Zealand Prop (1 or 3)
Lote Raikabula New Zealand New Zealand Winger/Centre (11 or 14/13)
Paul Rodgers New Zealand New Zealand Lock/Blindside Flanker (4 or 5/6)
Adam Ross New Zealand New Zealand Lock (4 or 5)
Aaron Smith New Zealand New Zealand Halfback (9)
Graham Smith New Zealand New Zealand First Five-Eighth (10)
Andre Taylor New Zealand New Zealand Winger/Fullback (11 or 14/15)
Doug Tietjens New Zealand New Zealand Flanker (6 or 7)
David Te Moana New Zealand New Zealand Prop (1 or 3)
Hayden Triggs New Zealand New Zealand Lock/Blindside Flanker (4 or 5/6)
Joggie Viljoen South Africa South Africa Halfback (9)

Squad Changes

In

Name Country From
Mitchell Crosswell New Zealand New Zealand Youth Team
Aaron Cruden New Zealand New Zealand Youth Team
Toese Lealamanua New Zealand New Zealand Tasman Makos
Lote Raikabula New Zealand New Zealand Hawke's Bay
Aaron Smith New Zealand New Zealand Otago
Doug Tietjens New Zealand New Zealand Otago

Out

Name To
Ray Allen Waikato
Leon Lubbe South Africa
Ged Robinson Wellington
Mike Rowe Retired
Koli Sewabu Retired

Matches

2008-08-02
14:35
Canterbury 24 – 25 Manawatu Turbos AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Tries: Adam Whitelock (2), Tyson Keats
Pen: Hamish Gard
Con: Hamish Gard (3)
(Report) Tries: Andre Taylor (2), Matty James
Pen: Matty James, Aaron Cruden
Con: Matty James, Aaron Cruden


2008-08-08
19:35
Manawatu Turbos 5 – 18 Southland Stags FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
Try: Lote Raikabula (Report) Tries: Scott Cowan, Kenny Lynn
Pen: Blair Stewart (2)
Con: Blair Stewart


2008-08-14
19:05
Manawatu Turbos 38 – 38 Waikato FMG Stadium, Palmerston North
Tries: Andre Taylor, Lote Raikabula, David Te Moana, Rob Foreman
Pen: Matty James (3)
Con: Matty James
DGol Matty James
(Report) Tries: Jackson Willison (2), Ole Avei, Liam Messam, Hikairo Forbes, Tim Mikkleson
Con: Callum Bruce (3)


2008-08-23
14:35
Auckland 25 – 3 Manawatu Turbos Eden Park, Auckland
Tries: Taniela Moa, Penalty, Ben Atiga
Pen: Lauchie Munro (2)
Con: Lauchie Munro (2)
(Report)
Ranfurly Shield
Pen: Aaron Cruden

References

  1. ^ Rugby News Air NZ Cup 2008 Special Edition

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